Creative, Cost-effective and Sustainable Landscape Design

Erik S. Mustonen, B.Arch, MLA, CSLA, RLA, CLARB, LEED AP, President-Elect BCSLA

Hello, and welcome to my website!

I am now working as a Parks Planner for the City of Vernon, Bristish Columbia, and not accepting new consulting work. 

My career of over 35 years in both private practice and public service, has included a wide variety of project types for diverse cultures and ecological regions across Canada, the United States and overseas.

My services have included:
• Master planning;
• Detailed design;
• Project management;
• Construction documents;
• Construction administration;
• Report and proposal writing/editing and
• Other landscape-related services as required.

My Education:
• Bachelor of Architecture/Urban Design, the University of Michigan and
• Master of Landscape Architecture (Honours), the University of Michigan

My Credentials:
• Licensed to practice landscape architecture in British Columbia and California (#4794)
President-Elect of the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects.
• Certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), which facilitates obtaining other registrations if needed.
• LEED® – Accredited Professional.

Based in Vernon, BC, I am a dual US-Canadian Citizen who has worked in English, French and German. (I also speak some Spanish, Arabic and Bahasa Malaysia.)

      


Vision

Erik’s vision is that landscape architecture can be a force for good in meeting the world’s social, environmental and economic needs.


Mission Statement

Erik S. Mustonen is a landscape architect committed to enhancing the environment and people’s lives, through creative, cost effective and sustainable landscape designs.


Core Values

SERVICE – serve in the best interests the public, the client and the users of projects

COMPETENCE – perform only work for which the business is qualified, obtain adequate information to proceed and remain current with technological developments and best practices

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY – understand, preserve, enhance and restore the natural environment, and minimize the use of energy, water and materials in projects

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY – optimize the return for the client’s financial resources

INTEGRITY – practice the profession with honesty, openness, fairness and respect


FROM SLUMS TO SKY GARDENS – SINGAPORE’S PUBLIC HOUSING SUCCESS

by Erik Mustonen Published in THE FIELD, ASLA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NETWORKS’ BLOG. The Republic of Singapore, an island city-state one degree north of the equator, has 5.6 million residents on 700 square kilometers (270 square miles.) Since independence in 1965, land reclamation has increased its size by 23%. With dense development on its small area, […]

THE 2018 IFLA WORLD CONGRESS IN SINGAPORE

by Erik Mustonen Published in THE FIELD, ASLA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NETWORKS’ BLOG. The Republic of Singapore, an island city-state one degree north of the equator, has 5.6 million residents on 700 square kilometers (270 square miles.) Since independence in 1965, land reclamation has increased its size by 23%. With dense development on its small area, […]

THE INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONVENTION INITIATIVE

by Erik Mustonen Published in THE FIELD, ASLA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NETWORKS’ BLOG. From May 20-23, 2015, I attended the Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). This in itself was not surprising, since in addition to being a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, I am also a member of […]

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