Adaptive Re-use Concept for the Silos of Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
As part of the Walas Concepts Team, POPOVICH recently completed a design concept proposal for the phasal transformation of a brownfield site on Zeeburg Island in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our site visioning approach was initiated by principles of adaptive re-use to integrate the heritage and collective memory value of the three...
Milky Way Garden – Parkdale Urban Food Hub Visioning
POPOVICH is thrilled to be providing site planning and design services on a new vision to transform the Milky Way Community Garden into an Urban Food Learning Hub for the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and The Greenest City.
Public Art Plaza at the Ontario Forensic Science Centre and Coroner’s Complex
The POPOVICH team collaborated with architect, artist and sculptor Steven Beites from Beites + CO., to design and oversee implementation of a public art plaza at the corner of Morton Shulman St. and Wilson Avenue, in North York, Toronto. Installation services were provided by Gerd Hermanns Landscape Contractors, with concrete...
What Does It Mean to be 'Truly Sustainable'?: An End-of-Year Reflection
December marks a time of both reflectance and projection, and as it is now here today, we reflect on the year and the projects we engaged in and asked this question. We were struck by the multitude of perspectives we have gained from working with thinkers and practitioners in unique,...
Earth Charter Celebration Day at DUDOC Vancouver
Respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, social and economic justice, democracy, nonviolence and peace: these are the principles that had founded the Earth Charter Initiative and continue to be upheld and applied through various worldwide collaborative efforts of education, awareness campaigning, policy and governance reformation, and...
BCSLA Annual General Meeting 2016, Vancouver
The BCSLA Annual Conference provides an excellent opportunity for Landscape Architects, interns, students, design professionals and key stakeholders from the public and private sectors, academia, and the community to come together and share perspectives. This year's premiere event for Landscape Architects and allied design professionals in British Columbia was held...
Everyone enjoys great design and that is why we are so excited to share some of our own, in the launch of this new website!
Thanks to the gracious hosts at Salex, The Kingpins (Popovich) had a chance to bowl a couple of frames at the Ballroom in downtown Toronto.
Community Empowerment through Participatory Design
As part of the POPOVICH social responsibility initiative, team members have been working with Parkdale Community Residents and non-profit organizations to guide a participatory design process for a community-appropriate outdoor, social gathering space.
6th Annual AED Event in Toronto, Ontario
Shimmerman Penn's 6th Annual Architecture, Engineering & Design Event, Creating and Sustaining Momentum in Toronto: Assessing outcomes and planning for a visionary future, was held on Thursday, November 5 at the Gardiner Museum. The discussion proved to be very candid and open dialogue between panelist and audience debating the merits and...
Meeting of the Minds in Richmond, California
Meeting of the Minds is a global knowledge sharing platform based in San Francisco, CA. Their annual summits have been dedicated to a singular proposition: “Bring together a carefully chosen set of key urban sustainability and technology stakeholders and gather them around a common platform in ways that help build...
CUSP in Chicago, Illinois
CUSP refers to itself as “A conference about the design of everything”, bringing people from different worlds of advertising, architecture planning, broadcasting, consumer electronics, corporate communications, education, filmmaking, furniture, graphic design, industrial design, international tax law, journalism, learning technology, manufacturing, medicine, music, not-for-profit, technology, theater, philanthropy, public relations, public transportation, publishing,...
Introduction to ‘Eco-Districts’
After attending an Eco-Districts workshop with our long time project collaborator from Vancouver, David Ramslie the facilitator, we thought of the relevance and impactions that the Eco-Districts concept could offer to the future development of the Mississauga City Centre with incoming LRT and the Downtown 21 Plan for strategic growth.
Building on Innovation
In a continued effort to leverage new ways of engaging and understanding problems from multiple perspectives, we have recently become members with CanBIM. A Canadian organization focused on promoting and educating the industry on the benefits and best practises of Building Information Modelling (BIM), our membership with CanBIM promises to...
Limit to Live It 2015 in Segovia, Spain
“The truth is that we all live by leaving behind..."
Cultural Landscape Foundation in Toronto, Ontario
With a theme entitled Second Wave of Modernism lll: Leading with Landscape, this conference hosted by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) addressed the subject of planning for city identity at the eclipse of ‘historical’ and ‘modern’.
99U in New York, New York
“Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” - Thomas Edison
BCSLA Annual 2015, in Whistler, British Columbia
The Conference, entitled, “Corridors: Connecting BC Communities” examined communities outside the larger urban centres of British Columbia providing an opportunity to understand how the diversity of these landscapes requires us to increasingly develop the techniques and tools of our profession.
Live/Work Micro-Dwelling 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Adaptability and re-use: two of the most essential qualities increasingly being embraced in the threat of a future marked by the imminent realities of aging infrastructure, urban growth, resource depletion, waste diversion needs, and land capitalization.
OALA AGM 2015 in Guelph, Ontario
It was that time of the year for another day of AGM and conference for the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA). A special significance was attached to this year’s Conference, with myself (Dalia) as Co-Chair of CEC orchestrating a big role in the organization of the Conference keynote and...
CEI Architecture: Innovative Technology and Building Design
Stephen was invited to attend a unique forum to discuss possible avenues for improving project delivery within the construction industry. Focused on the use of innovative technologies to realize this end, many of the ideas shared with our Team elaborated on cross-disciplinary workflow management methods which can be built over...
Robson Redux 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia
This month, the POPOVICH Team submitted a proposal for the Robson Redux 2015 Design-Build Competition, which brought back a concept centred on reviving the playful game of String Telephone in a socially engaging urban design response.
On Sustainability: Copenhagen, Denmark
The On Sustainability Conference brought together a community of professionals and academics who share a common concern for sustainability in a holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect. As a first-time delegate, Stephen embarked on a journey to the exemplary land of sustainable design and community practice,...
Cool Gardens 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Learn about the POPOVICH Team’s recent proposal, “In.grained” submitted for the Cool Gardens 2015 Competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The competition features a public exhibition of art and garden installations focused on the theme of “cooling” the summer along the downtown waterfront of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Living Future unConference 2014 in Portland, Oregon
“Design Creates Culture. Culture Shapes Values. Values Determine the Future.” – Robert Peters
Celebrating the Art of Canadian Artist, Brian M. Atyeo
It has been almost 25 years ago since I first discovered Brian Atyeo and his art. I was immediately captured by the intensity of his work and recall the moment when I happened into a rather unpretentious, and at the time unknown forum, Harbour Gallery in Port Credit, that had...
Advocating for Reintroduction of the Great Lakes Protection Act
The Great Lakes Protection Act (the Act) was first tabled in 2012 as Bill 100 by the Ontario Liberal Government, as legislation to implement goals and objectives outlined within Ontario’s ‘Great Lakes Protection Strategy’. The Act was reintroduced in 2013 as Bill 6, and died on the order paper at...
Our ‘Sustainable Home’
Last week Georgina and Kendall decided to go on a lunchtime adventure to have some fun and show our appreciation for the new CycleLoan program offered by Mississauga Executive Centre (MEC). POPOVICH is proud to have our offices located within an office campus owned and run by progressive thinkers.
City of Toronto Undertaking POPS Study
The City of Toronto has recently embarked on the mapping of POPS, otherwise known as Privately Owned/Public Spaces.’ ‘The City says POPS are not meant to replace new public spaces but to help balance density and provide a reprieve from the bustle of city living.’ The mapping of POPS currently...
Robson Redux 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia
For Robson Square’s 2014 temporary summer installation, in Vancouver, B.C., the POPOVICH Team wanted to bring a splash of colour and vibrance to the pedestrian street with ‘MTNS’, with inclusivity in mind to engage users across all ages.
Slant Open International Landscape Design 2014
The POPOVICH Team entered an international concept focused competition held by the Slant Organization alongside sixty-two international submissions, winning 4th place. The design competition challenge was to envision a landscape that represented the concept of “transition” within defined boundaries of an imaginary site.
Cultural Arts Centre in Yulin, China
For this design competition we were invited to partner with Archi-tectonics, a New York City based design firm to realize exterior garden spaces for the Yulin Cultural Arts Centre in Yulin, Shaanxi, China.
Field Visit of Urban Parks in the West Don Lands
On a sunny autumn morning the POPOVICH Team gathered their enthusiasm to embark on a trip down to the West Don Valley lands of Toronto and explore the evolving sense of place of some exemplary urban parks and plazas recently completed.
Pecha Kucha – "Chit Chat"
The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) past graduate, young professionals from the University of Guelph Landscape Architectural programs to participate in a series of Pecha Kucha style presentations to current students on their experiences as Landscape Architects to date.
Living Future Institute 2013 in Seattle, Washington
“Technology will not save us. We need to reconnect with nature as designers.” — Jason McLennan
OALA AGM 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario
The culture of our firm is built on a team commitment to personal and professional growth through pursuit of continuous learning. We pride ourselves on actively maintaining awareness of the latest trends, innovations and techniques within the development and environmental industries.
ASLA Annual 2012 in Pheonix, Arizona
This year’s American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) conference was hosted by the Arizona Chapter at the recently expanded Phoenix Convention Centre. The inspirational conference theme was formally stated to be “Beyond Boundaries: Design, Leadership and Community.” However in an ironic way, the message apparent to me throughout many of the...