Bruce Hemstock, is originally from Edmonton but after living in a number of great cities in Canada and the US, he happily calls New Westminster, British Columbia, home.
After graduating from Ryerson and spending a brief period working in Toronto for Hough Stansbury in the early 1980’s Bruce returned to school to complete his master’s degree at the University of Oregon. The draw of the big city beckoned, and Bruce and his wife Darlene headed east where they lived and worked in Boston. After five years they returned to Canada settling in Vancouver where Bruce restarted his Canadian career with Durante Kreuk before moving to PWL Partnership where he became a partner in 1997.
Bruce has always recognized that success as a team meant more than individual accolades. Together with his partners and the group of talented people at PWL he has been lucky to be involved the creation of places throughout the lower mainland of BC, Canada and the United States.
He has always believed that landscape design should respond to the sense of place, community, history and culture. Bruce counts the Vancouver Convention Centre precinct and living roof as one of the projects that changed his life by providing opportunities to travel throughout the world sharing the ideas and techniques developed for this project with his colleagues.
Bruce enjoys volunteering on local municipal design review panels and is currently sitting on the New Westminster public art advisory committee.