eta landscape architecture (eckford tyacke + associates) is an award winning, professional team, whose strength lies in offering the technical, graphic, written, and verbal communication skills necessary to guide our projects through all levels of the planning, design, approval, and construction process. Our team of skilled professionals provides creative solutions for a diverse range of projects including conceptual planning and urban design, park and open space design, multifamily housing, institutional facilities and commercial developments. We maintain a passionate commitment to a design process that integrates architecture with the land creating site specific responses to the full range of human activities.
Whether it is a large or small component of the overall project, the value of landscape to the users of every project is explored and developed to enhance their lives and provide a better understanding of the natural environment. Our approach is a multidisciplinary one where we see our role within the project team as providing a unified ground plane, extending the landscape up onto the building roof areas, and integrating the project into its context. Sustainability is never seen as an added component but is fully integrated and central to each project. Our commitment is to bring to each project our expertise in “Cradle to Cradle” design practices to reduce water and energy consumption, emphasis the use of recycled and recyclable materials, and to enhance the natural systems that are impacted by all development.
Both partners, Gerry Eckford and Daryl Tyacke believe in active involvement in the profession and the community through participation in committees, design panels, mentorship, and in education. It is our belief that this involvement brings vitality to the practice, and ensures a current and informed practice.