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Bezaire & Associates

Bezaire & AssociatesBezaire & Associates was established in 1979 as a division of a larger company that has been involved in design and development in Windsor since 1959. The partners hold professional designation in Landscape Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning and Horticulture.

The firm specializes in formulating innovative solutions in the areas of site design, development planning, urban site planning, streetscape development, recreation planning, planting design, irrigation design, and environmental consulting.

Our work on Dr. David Suzuki Public School needed to consider to the vehicular and pedestrian circulation as well as play areas and safety of the children. We also needed to be sensitive to the environmental features designed into the building, such as the solar panels, light panels for natural light and wind turbines. Our mandate was to adhere to the LEED point system and design a landscape that would look natural and aesthetically pleasing, not require too much maintenance, virtually no irrigation, use only native, non-ornamental plants and be fiscally responsible.

Although in recent years our design philosophy has moved more and more to sustainability, Dr. David Suzuki Public School was the first project in which the goal was to achieve a LEED platinum designation.  Working with the design team and LEED consultants, we have become even more aware of what is required to design a sustainable landscape and have carried this forward in future projects. 

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