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 fourteen 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
Prior to joining Little Bluestem as a 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. Throughout her education Tayler completed conceptual design projects on sites ranging from rural farmland in Manitoba to the heart of downtown Toronto.
Tayler’s experience as a landscape designer at St. Mary’s Nursery & Garden Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, included the design and construction coordination of landscape projects for both residential clients and community developers. In her residential design experience, Tayler worked closely with clients to develop personalized landscape plans for their homes. Tayler’s involvement with community and commercial developers included a variety of projects, such as boulevard tree planting and sodding, community parks, showhomes, plazas and condo developments.
Tayler is currently working towards her professional designation and is completing the Landscape Architect Registration Examinations.
Carl Valdez, B. Env D
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.