Paul Nodwell is a Project Principal and Senior Landscape Architect with Schollen & Company Inc. in Toronto.
Paul fell in love with design at the age of six, when he was given his first box of Lego, and in high school when designing stage sets for Shakespeare productions. Summer work as a landscape labourer and stone mason’s apprentice set his mind to exploring this thing called “Landscape Architecture”. In 1986, he graduated with honours from the University of Guelph School of Landscape Architecture.
Paul moved to California to work with the renowned firm Peridian Group. This opened up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with Walt Disney Imagineering as an Area Development Coordinator for Euro Disneyland - two years in their Burbank studios and three years in Paris.
Upon returning to Canada, Paul served as Manager of Parks and Open Space Planning and then as Design Group Manager for the City of Markham where he played a key role in bringing The New Urbanism to Canada.
Paul took the leap into private practice in 1998, which ultimately led to his merger with Schollen & Company Inc. which has been his home for the past thirteen years. His collaboration with this award-winning team has greatly enriched his professional life and work.
Paul is devoted to the prospect of landscape as metaphor, creating tangible narratives that animate the public realm. He is an advocate for the planning and design of open spaces that are deliberate rather than residual.
In addition to his enthusiasm for working with students of Landscape Architecture and public artists, Paul has been published numerous times and promotes issues relating to urban design through his Public Realm Advocate Blog. Paul is most passionate about capturing the Canadian wilderness while painting from the stern seat of his beloved canoe.
No 1: Carlaw and Dundas Triangle, Toronto ON
No 2: The Avenue, Toronto ON
No 3: Lietchcroft Square, Markham, ON
No 4: QUAD Lofts, Toronto ON
No 5: Metroplace Orchard Park, Toronto ON