Greg’s portfolio of public realm work is considerable. In particular he has a keen interest in designing and delivering urban parks, seeing them as key contributors to building better cities and communities. Working within a team environment with other PFS Studio principals and staff, his award winning parks include Sherbourne Common, Underpass Park (featured at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum NYC), AGO/ Grange Park and Front Street East Park in Toronto, Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, Railway Axis Park in Chongqing, Sanjiankou Riverfront Parks in Ningbo, the Fraser River Foreshore Park at Glenlyon and, earlier in his career, the western phase of Harbour Green Park and the Marina Neighbourhood seawall promenade in Vancouver.
Greg Smallenberg is a founding Principal of PFS Studio (formerly Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg). He is a Member of the Order of Canada and is also a Fellow of both the Canadian and American Societies of Landscape Architecture. He has been in practice for over thirty five years. Greg is a recognized leader with extensive experience in large scale, open space planning, detailed design and project implementation.
His Canadian portfolio includes some of the most important open space projects in the country including the Coal Harbour Marina Neighbourhood Waterfront in Vancouver, Confederation Square in Ottawa and Sherbourne Common in Toronto. He has led or played a key role in many planning and urban design projects including Toronto’s East Bayfront Precinct Plan, along Lake Ontario and the West Don Lands Public Realm Plan which was the home to the 2015 Pan Am Games Athlete’s Village. He co-led plans for the Parliamentary Precinct, Parliament Hill Landscape Plan, the Central Experimental Farm and Rideau Hall - all in Ottawa. He was also the lead consultant for the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus Master Plan, UBC first campus outside of Vancouver.
Greg was the lead landscape architect for the Vimy Memorial Restoration project In Arras, France; the Villa Graziolli / Canadian Embassy in Rome; the Canadian Mission in Haiti and more recently helped resolve public realm /urban issues surrounding the new Canadian Embassy in Paris for Global Affairs Canada.