Martin is recognized for his versatility in working across a range of design scales, from the intimate private terrace, to the community masterplan. Since the firm’s inception in 1984 Martin has built one of the industry’s sharpest reputations for his synthesis of design philosophy, material-savvy and formidable attention to detail. With a focus on responsible landscape design and development, Martin has left his mark across southern Ontario and eastern Canada. 

As the founding principal, Martin has forged MWLA into an award-winning Landscape Architectural firm over the past 35+ years.  Whether directing projects of 50 square meters or 50 hectares, Martin’s eye for composition is constantly balanced with real world performance.  The firm has an ever expanding portfolio of celebrated projects customized to the smallest detail.

“It is not a formulaic approach. We need to know how to achieve
a design that the client will sense as their own.”

– Martin Wade BLA, OALA, CSLA

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