Canada: FORREC Ltd. Merges with Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.
Gordon Dorret (l.) und Scott Torrance (r.), © FORREC Ltd. FORREC Ltd., one of the world’s leading design companies within the leisure industry and headquartered in Toronto, recently announced the merger with the Toronto-based Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. In this way, FORREC extends its portfolio of landscape architecture as Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. brings expertise in this field as well as in urban ecology, sustainability, BIM (Building Information Modeling), green roofs and LEED® on projects such as the West Toronto Railpath, Aitken Place Park, Victoria Park Subway Station and numerous residential projects by some of Toronto’s leading developers. This skillset added to FORREC’s portfolio of work creates a sophisticated level of understanding how to plan, design and think about spaces that are truly unique. “Landscape architecture is the backbone of many of our projects and was our roots 30 years ago. (…) We believe our combined efforts will help lead the next wave of landscape architecture design and build on our roots of offering Toronto great public spaces to enjoy,” said Gordon Dorret, president and CEO of FORREC. Scott Torrance, principal of Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc., added: “This exciting alliance with FORREC will create a new landscape studio with an outstanding depth of creative talent, experience and in-house resources. We will be able to better serve our existing clients and continue to build our Toronto-based practice while contributing to FORREC’s international work with my commitment to design excellence, sustainability and connecting people to nature in the urban environment. This merger is truly a one plus one equals three.” (eap)