At Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture + Design, we are passionate about people and place the utmost importance on creating magical spaces for our clients, users, stakeholder groups, and the general public. Being a small operation we are very hands on in every aspect of design. Creating spaces that respond to environmental site conditions and client needs while respecting a budget is all part of our services. From small-scale residential properties to large-scale and complex environments, we strive to create a distinct and unique sense of place for each project. Our extensive experience in landscape architecture and planning can add innovation, beauty and functionality to your next design project.
Darcy Granove, MALA, CSLA
Principal Landscape Architect
Darcy is the founder and principal of Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture + Design and has over fifteen years of experience in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design and Physical Enhancement. She has a wealth of experience leading Landscape Architectural projects of all types and scales including Streetscapes, Urban Design, Green Roof Design, Park Design and Recreational Planning. She is an experienced site planner from residential to regional planning; actively leading projects from conception and detail design through construction, contract administration and project management.
Darcy’s skills and experience have been earned through more than a decade of work in the industry, including positions at Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Inc. as a Landscape Architect, McGowan Russell Group as a Landscape Designer/Jr. Landscape Architect and at the Norwood Grove Business Improvement Zone as a Physical Enhancement Coordinator all in Winnipeg Manitoba. Darcy is a very passionate individual who is committed to making better places and engaging people in the process.
Darcy is a registered Landscape Architect in Manitoba and a member of the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). She holds a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design and a bachelor’s degree in Arts all from the University of Manitoba. Darcy is a Sessional Instructor at the University of Manitoba in the department of Environmental Design. She was also appointed by MALA to serve a two year term on the City of Winnipeg's Urban Design Advisory Committee.
Tayler Bishop, MLA
Landscape Architectural Intern
Tayler completed her Master of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Toronto after graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. As a Landscape Architectural Intern at Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture & Design, a Project Manager at Kindret Landscaping, and a Landscape Designer/Project Coordinator at St. Mary’s Nursery and Garden Centre, Tayler has been designing plans and coordinated construction for both residential clients, community developers and large-scale commercial projects. She has worked on a variety of projects, including, recreational trail planning, participatory design and installation for school grounds, boulevard tree planting and sodding, community parks, plazas, and condo developments. Tayler is an associate member of MALA and is currently working towards her professional designation and has recently completed all the Landscape Architect Registration Examinations.
Krista Renwick, B. Env D
Krista is currently completing her Master of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Manitoba, where she also completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science. As a Landscape Architectural Intern at Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture & Design, a Site Supervisor at Kindret Landscaping, and a Project Coordinator at Tervita, Krista has been coordinating construction for residential, commercial, and large-scale industrial projects. She has works on a variety of projects including school grounds and condo developments. Krista is the student representative on MALA council and liaison between MALA and the Landscape Architecture Student Association.
Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture & Design will assemble and manage an efficient, creative, and collaborative team of landscape architects, architects, land surveyors, horticulturalists, engineers and graphic designers as needed to deliver the desired outcomes for your project.