Brendan Stewart, MLA, OALA
Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, ERA Architects

Brendan Stewart At ERA Architects, Brendan Stewart has been involved with a number of landscape and urban design projects and initiatives in and around Toronto, as well as projects in Newfoundland, Alberta, and Gothenberg, Sweden. Often working on significant cultural heritage and post-industrial sites, Mr. Stewart brings a keen knowledge and understanding of cultural and design history, and cultural landscape theory to his work. His projects range from the creation of new designs for public and private landscapes to the preparation of cultural landscape assessments and heritage interpretation and conservation plans. Many of his projects involve community and stakeholder engagement processes, as well as collaboration with other designers, planners and city building professionals.

Mr.  Stewart studied at University of Guelph and Edinburgh College of Art, and received his Masters of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining ERA, Brendan worked in a landscape architecture firm in Toronto, where he was involved in the design and construction administration of numerous park, school, campus, plaza, and green-roof projects. He is currently an editorial board member of GROUND: Landscape Architect Quarterly, the journal of the OALA, a director of the not-for-profit Friends of Allan Gardens, and an occasional guest lecturer and critic at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University


'City of Toronto' Lithograph by William Nathaniel Wesbroom, c.1886. Courtesy Toronto Lithographing Company