Murdoch de Greeff Inc. Landscape Architects is a boutique consulting firm based in Victoria, British Columbia.  We provide a full suite of design services to the public sector and to private landowners in the fields of Site Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. 

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ST ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH

The St. Rose of Lima Parish has a rich history in Sooke, but has only recently acquired a permanent home.  After their original chapel, built on first nations reserve land in 1926, was destroyed by fire are rebuilt in the 1940's, the parish was able to build a new church in 2012 on a partially forested site near downtown Sooke.

 

MDI worked closely with the parish and project design team to retain a patch of existing forest and a creek flowing through the site, and to celebrate the natural beauty of these features as the 'borrowed landscape' or backdrop for the new facility.  Around the church, bioswales slow and filter runoff from the new church building and parking area, and pleasing outdoor spaces such as a large wooden deck and a sunken lawn provide functional spaces for church programs like outdoor weddings and luncheons.

MDI developed concept designs, details, and construction documents for the project’s landscape and rainwater management system.

Client:
The Parish Of St. Rose Of Lima

Architecture:
Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Structural:
Fast + Epp

Mechanical:
AME Group

Electrical:
Applied Engineering Solutions

Civil Engineering:
Hoel Engineering Ltd.

Aquatic Ecologist:
Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting Ltd.

Completion Date:
2011