With the arrival of spring, our thoughts have turned to some exciting projects planned for the upcoming season. First off is a 2-acre Hamptons property that we’re designing in collaboration with OMAS (a full-service architectural firm based in New York and Toronto). The yard will include an orchard, grand terrace, sculpted hedges and mass plantings – all strategically placed to complement the structural renovations by OMAS. In the Forest Hill district of Toronto, we’re designing a backyard complete with a tiered deck and Corten steel walls (which provide a visual counterpoint to the existing home). Markham is the site of another assignment that recalls the distinct beauty of the Muskoka region. Plans for the large backyard include a raised patio, a sunken patio, a secluded firepit area and enhancements to the existing pool patio. For updates on these and other great projects, keep visiting our News section at joelloblaw.com.
How Do You Work?
February 20th, 2013
At Joel Loblaw, we enjoy a challenge. So when the Interior Design Show asked us to create a landscape piece to tie together the architectural structures of blackLAB architects, DUBBLEDAM Architecture + Design, Igloodgn and Samare Studio, we jumped at the chance. Our project received amazing feedback – and we had a lot of fun working with all the talented people in the How Do You Work? section. If you weren’t able to attend the show, no need to worry. We have some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
January 23rd, 2013
With the Interior Design Show only a day away, we decided to give you a sneak peek into the inner workings of Joel Loblaw as we set up our exhibit. To see the finished design, visit us at the “How Do You Work?” section of the IDS from January 24 to 27, 2013.
Our Newest Addition
January 17th, 2013
When Joel Loblaw was launched less than a year ago, we hoped for a year of continued growth. Little did we know that we would be inundated with so many great new projects. In fact, we’re so busy that we’ve recently hired Celeste Toogood. She is a graduate of Ryerson’s Landscape Design program and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NSCAD University. Her extensive experience designing landscapes and managing projects through to completion adds another level of depth to the team at Joel Loblaw. To meet Celeste – and the rest of the Joel Loblaw crew – visit us at the Interior Design Show in Toronto from January 24 to 27, 2013.
Moving On Up
January 4th, 2013
To accommodate Joel Loblaw’s continued growth, we’ve moved to a new office space at 9 Davies Avenue, Suite 311, in Toronto. We’ll be sharing this space with our friend Will Hudson of Hudson Architecture. The past year was a great one for Joel Loblaw – and 2013 is shaping up to be even better. We have lots of people to thank for our success, but we’d like to single out our wonderful clients, suppliers and employees. We’d also like to thank AGATHOM Co. and Brian O’Brian of Omas44 for offering to share their office space with us when we were just starting out – we look forward to working with them on many projects in the future. We hope you’ll continue to check out this page to find out what we’re up to. All the best for 2013.
The Interior Design Show Feature Exhibit
November 29th, 2012
The Interior Design Show (IDS) is the largest contemporary design fair in Canada with the most influential architects and designers in attendance. For the upcoming show in 2013, the IDS asked a few innovative firms to display their work in a “feature exhibits” area. After only one year in business, Joel Loblaw has been given a rare opportunity to participate in the “How Do You Work?” section. Working in collaboration with blackLAB architects, DUBBLEDAM Architecture + Design, Igloodgn and Samare Studio, Joel will be responsible for creating a landscape component that complements all the architectural structures on display. To see Joel’s inspirational take, visit the IDS from January 24 to 27, 2013.