Trace Planning and Design is a regional landscape architecture and urban planning firm headquartered in Moncton, NB. We define and develop ideas, concepts and strategies that address the great diversity of planning and urban design challenges facing our clients. Our landscape architecture practice is integrated with environmental planning, engineering and urban design to create innovative designs on diverse and challenging sites, including urban waterfronts, university campuses, environmental spaces, living spaces and brownfields.

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Landscape Architecture

Trace Planning and Design works in collaboration with our clients and consulting team members to create sustainable and culturally relevant landscapes. Whether we design on single sites, civic parks or city-wide landscapes, we employ innovative and ecological solutions, creating and revitalizing environments for people and habitat. Trace works closely with the needs of the user and landscape to ensure sustainable and enduring public and natural spaces.

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Urban Planning

Trace Planning and Design undertakes land use and master planning exercises to create exceptional communities and neighbourhoods. Blending residents' desires with economically sustainable administrative and physical planning and design solutions results in win-win scenarios for everyone at the table. 

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Our Urban Design practice explores the integration of community-centred public and private realms to improve resident lives through the planning and design of extraordinary and sustainable urban places. Our work transforms town and city urban districts, waterfronts, academic and corporate campuses, and resident-dominant landscapes through diverse perspectives and requirements. We take pride in our ability to bring community desires with project requirement to create contemporary urban space and place.

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Identity and Wayfinding

Applying brand and directional support to the urban and recreational landscape is a means of expressing identity while supporting user comfort. We understand how wayfinding should support place, while not becoming more important than place. Our work includes the creation of project-related identity and the expression of that identity while directing users through buildings, landscapes or urban districts. This integrated thinking ensures our graphic and urban designers appropriately support the users' experience.