Creative, Cost-effective and Sustainable Landscape Design

Erik S. Mustonen, B.Arch, MLA, ASLA, CSLA, RLA, CLARB, LEED AP-Neighbourhood Development

Hello, and welcome to my website!

As an experienced landscape architect, urban designer, planner and project manager, I can work with you to make your project – large or small, local or global –succeed!

Your project will benefit from insights arising out of my experience of over 35 years in both private practice and public service, on a wide variety of project types for diverse cultures and ecological regions across Canada, the United States and overseas.

My services include:
• Master planning;
• Detailed design;
• Project management;
• Construction documents;
• Construction administration;
• Report and proposal writing/editing and
• Other landscape-related services as required.

 

I am available for short or long-tern contract work when you need:
• A freelance landscape architect providing a full set of professional services;
• An additional professional resource to work in your office or remotely, on a project team;
• An experienced landscape architect (AutoCAD-capable) filling in for staff on leave;
• A landscape architect with a registration you may need in another province or
• A competent professional available to travel and function independently.

My Education:
• Bachelor of Architecture/Urban Design, the University of Michigan and
• Master of Landscape Architecture (Honours), the University of Michigan

My Credentials:
• Licensed to practice landscape architecture in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Minnesota (#41579) and California (#4794);
• Certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), which facilitates obtaining other registrations if needed.
• LEED®- Accredited Professional in Neighborhood Development.

I am based in Vancouver, BC, but available to travel. I am a dual US-Canadian Citizen who has worked in English, French and German. (I also speak some Spanish, Arabic and Bahasa Malaysia.)

        Let’s talk about how I can best serve you – I look forward to hearing from you!


Vision

Erik’s vision is that landscape architecture can be a force for good in meeting the world’s social, environmental and economic needs.


Colour rendered layout plan of 22 buildings with access road, swimming pool and landscaping

Mission Statement

Erik S. Mustonen is a landscape architect committed to enhancing the environment and people’s lives, through creative, cost effective and sustainable landscape designs.


Core Values

SERVICE – serve in the best interests the public, the client and the users of projects

COMPETENCE – perform only work for which the business is qualified, obtain adequate information to proceed and remain current with technological developments and best practices

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY – understand, preserve, enhance and restore the natural environment, and minimize the use of energy, water and materials in projects

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY – optimize the return for the client’s financial resources

INTEGRITY – practice the profession with honesty, openness, fairness and respect


Articles

FROM SLUMS TO SKY GARDENS – SINGAPORE’S PUBLIC HOUSING SUCCESS

by Erik Mustonen Published in THE FIELD, ASLA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NETWORKS’ BLOG. The Republic of Singapore, an island city-state one degree north of the equator, has 5.6 million residents on 700 square kilometers (270 square miles.) Since independence in 1965, land reclamation has increased its size by 23%. With dense development on its small area, […]

THE 2018 IFLA WORLD CONGRESS IN SINGAPORE

by Erik Mustonen Published in THE FIELD, ASLA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NETWORKS’ BLOG. The Republic of Singapore, an island city-state one degree north of the equator, has 5.6 million residents on 700 square kilometers (270 square miles.) Since independence in 1965, land reclamation has increased its size by 23%. With dense development on its small area, […]

THE INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONVENTION INITIATIVE

by Erik Mustonen Published in THE FIELD, ASLA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NETWORKS’ BLOG. From May 20-23, 2015, I attended the Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). This in itself was not surprising, since in addition to being a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, I am also a member of […]

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Erik S. Mustonen provides services in master planning, landscape architectural design, project management and landscape-related studies, as either a prime consultant or sub-consultant.