Welcome to Avens Associates Ltd. Landscape Architects

Avens Associates Ltd. provides professional consulting services in landscape architecture and related professions. The company specializes in northern projects. Projects range from residential and commercial landscape design, through urban and municipal park design, to landscape research and regional planning

Company Philosophy

We work with our clients and the unique northern environments to provide practical yet innovative plans for northern settings. We believe that participation by the end users and our clients during the planning and design process is key to achieving successful projects. We aim for designs which can be built and maintained with the available funds and personnel.

Scope of Services

A full range of landscape architectural and consulting services is provided, including:

  • feasibility studies
  • interpretive planning
  • public consultation programmes
  • project and contract management
  • park and recreation master plans
  • construction supervision
  • site and detail design
  • contract document preparation
  • planting plans
  • cost estimates


Karen LeGresley Hamre, principal of the firm, directs all projects. Ms. Hamre has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and professional member of Interpretation Canada. Avens Associates Ltd. also draws on numerous other firms and individuals, northern and southern, to bring together teams for specific projects.