Summit Panelist: Sarah Primeau
June 11, 2016
Sarah Primeau, CSLA, MSc
Landscape Architect / Landscape Ecologist, space2place design inc
Sarah is a registered landscape architect at space2place design in Vancouver, where she brings her expertise in regenerating ecological systems and connecting people with the natural world. She most recently led the development of an 860-acre regional park along the Fraser River (Surrey Bend Regional Park), a project that reveals dynamic floodplain ecosystems to the public while protecting and enhancing critical habitat. She also played a key role in identifying sustainable site design strategies for the innovative Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant. Her award-winning design for the RISE ideas competition sought to help the deltaic city of Richmond, British Columbia adapt to sea level rise while revitalizing its coastal identity, increasing its livability, and enhancing its ecological richness.
Sarah has a masters in landscape architecture from the University of British Columbia and was an Olmsted Scholar Finalist in 2011. Additionally, she has a masters in wetland ecology from the University of Waterloo, and over 10 years of professional experience translating ecological knowledge into planning and design projects at a range of scales. Sarah is an active volunteer on urban watershed restoration projects in Vancouver, including the St. George Rainway Project — a community-led initiative to recreate a historic stream in Vancouver to serve as a neighbourhood amenity and ecological corridor.