Big Things Are Happening At Outside! Landscape Architects Inc.

We are a Nova Scotian firm recognized for our work specializing in landscape design, outdoor libraries, green roofs, living walls, public parks, gardens, and creative, whimsical play spaces for all ages.

  • Created the first (and only!) exterior living wall in eastern Canada
  • Designed the first outdoor library in Canada
  • Collaborated with Halifax Public Libraries to create outdoor spaces that give people another reason to love their local library. 
  • Honoured with numerous international, national and provincial awards as a leader in the landscape architecture industry 
  • Founded in 2006 as Outside Planning & Design Studio

We are an international award winning design firm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, dedicated to innovative work in landscape architecture, focusing on creating beautiful, awe-inspiring outdoor spaces. Founded in 2006 as Outside Planning & Design Studio, the firm works with clients on a wide range of diverse and creative projects.

Projects are infused with a sense of character that respects the site, creating contemporary outdoor environments, often with a playful twist on a traditional design. Our portfolio includes mixed-use, commercial, residential and institutional projects in urban and rural areas.

CA Keshen Goodman Outdoor Library
Wetland Habitat Restoration

Dedicated to innovative work in landscape architecture

We create beautiful, awe-inspiring outdoor spaces in collaboration with clients on a wide range of diverse and creative projects.

Our work is infused with a sense of character that respects the site, creating contemporary outdoor environments, often with a playful twist on a traditional design. Our portfolio includes mixed-use, commercial, residential and institutional projects in urban and rural areas.

Meet our team of landscape architects

SUE SIRRS
Landscape Architect, CSLA, APALA

Sue Sirrs is a Landscape Architect and principal at Outside! Landscape Architects Inc. Sue is a year-round athlete and avid traveler and her projects reflect her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. Areas of practice include design for public places and amenities, living walls & green roofs, green building design, landscape restoration, watershed planning and playground design. Sue has been on the CSA Subcommittee for Naturalized Playgrounds. Sue blends innovative design ideas, landscape architecture and environmental planning skills to create bold, dynamic spaces that enhance the world around her.
Sue Sirrs

JAMIE CLARKE 
Landscape Architect, CSLA, APALA, ILLI

Jamie Clarke is a Landscape Architect and creative lead at Outside! Landscape Architects Inc. an extensive visual arts career. He has spent thirty professional years as an artist, film technician, and designer. As a landscape architect, Jamie is inspired by Nova Scotia’s varied landscapes, coastline, skies and sea. As a certified lighting designer through the International Landscape Lighting Institute, he uses light to reveal dramatic landscapes and features that are otherwise hidden.
Landscape Architecture Firm Architect Jamie Clarke

SELENA DEWOLF
Graduate Bachelor of Technology Landscape Architecture, APALA Associate Member

Selena DeWolf is Outside! landscape technologist concentrating on 3D modelling, research, analysis, and visual communication. She brings with her over a decade of fine art and graphic experience to inform her design approach.

Outside! has additional team members who will provide technical support to ensure deadlines are met for all project work.

Selena Dewolf

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