70 Maple St. Guelph ON N1G 2G2
tel: 519 821 7371

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making places in nature

Arium Design Group is a landscape architecture and urban design firm founded in 2005. We provide client centred service and excellent design. We collaborate with architects, engineers, planners, ecologists, urban designers, horticulturalists and other landscape architects. We build beautiful, durable, affordable places that strive to balance natural and social context. Our approach is to listen to the client, observe the site, challenge ourselves to innovate, and then communicate our solution to the client and other interest groups. We look beyond the site boundaries and ask how this project can make a better built environment for us. We are passionate about all our work. Arium Design Group works with both public and private sector clients. Repeat commissions from clients demonstrate confidence in our abilities.

Arium Design Group is owned and operated by Lisa Mactaggart, OALA, CSLA. She is a registered Landscape Architect with more than fifteen years of professional experience.

Prior to founding Arium Design Group, Lisa worked at award winning organisations in Toronto and Waterloo. She has managed projects that involved up to ten contributing consultants, multiple contractors, and budgets of up to 1.1 million dollars.
Lisa has steered projects through both public consultation and development approval phases. Through her professional activities in Southern Ontario, she has acquired a broad range of skills, all of which enable her to provide her clients with reliable expertise and innovative design solutions. While she has many years of experience creating drawings, overseeing site construction, and completing warranty work, she is particularly recognized by her peers for her skill as a designer. Her distinctive designs incorporate natural and human-made elements and close the gap between design theory and built form.