Since its inception in 2001 by five Université de Montréal graduates, NIPpaysage is a leader of a new wave of landscape architects. After having participated in several international projects for Martha Schwartz inc. and Hargreaves Associates, NIP’s founders joined forces and settled in Montreal to bring a new and energetic vision to the field of landscape architecture. NIPpaysage currently has a team of 10 collaborators.
The meaning behind the name NIPpaysage refers to the inherent identity of all project sites, NIP being the french acronym for Personal Identification Number (PIN). Hence, NIP aims to reveal the true character of the environments upon which it intervenes. The firm’s design process is defined as a collective approach valued by multiple viewpoints. This openness leads to sound choices and creates meaningful environments. Eager to provide a renewed vision of the profession, NIP’s works combine a powerful conceptual basis, an approach sensitive to sustainability issues and a strong attention to construction and detailing. NIPpaysage serves a diversified clientele, developing various projects types and scales. NIPpaysage’s work spans from preliminary design to construction supervision. This breadth of projects involves redefining public space in a contemporary and forward-looking vision. Among others, NIP works on urban planning, landscape design, public parklands, urban infrastructures, playgrounds, institutional gardens as well as on installations blending art, environment and landscape. Thanks to the national and international interest created by the work, NIPpaysage is regularly invited to give conferences regarding the firm’s design approach. NIP also participates in numerous design competitions. The firm is involved in various landscape architecture studios at the Université de Montréal.