Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Integrated Estate Developement _ MRC Laurentides - Award of Excellence of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

2008 - 2009


Regional County Municipality of The Laurentians (MRC des Laurentides)


  • Smith Vigeant Architects
  • Fauna and Natural Resources Ministry (MRNF)

Awards & mentions

Award of Excellence of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Creation of ecosystems and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Heat island mitigation
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsibility
  • Health and well-being
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)

With the MRC and the MRNF, our team realised a synthesis of multiple complex data to elaborate a new model of estate development in a natural context. This model propose an ecological and community-oriented development based on a sustainable approach that preserves natural habitat, forests and lakes.

The territorial planning and site design were revised to present adapted interventions specific to the site topography, ensure an implementation in harmony with nature and to initiate a community spirit with eco-responsible objective.

  • Economic studies of development concepts
  • Land-use transformation
  • Alternative and sustainable management or brown and gray waters
  • Natural habitats and fauna corridors preservation

Imaginer l'urbanisme durable

Développement traditionnel

Développement intégré