Laurelin SvisdahlLaurelin Svisdahl, Principal


Laurelin Svisdahl is Principal of Lazzarin Svisdahl Landscape Architects Ltd. (formerly Jay Lazzarin Landscape Architect) a northern BC firm which has been based in Prince George since 1984.


Laurelin is a Registered Landscape Architect in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario with over 20 years of experience having worked on a wide range of projects. The majority of our work is focused in B.C. with specific experience working in the north. We strive to celebrate and incorporate native landscapes and the unique opportunities and challenges they bring to our projects.


Laurelin’s portfolio includes a diverse range of landscape design and planning projects: hospitals and health care facilities, multi family and affordable housing developments, mountain resorts, community, commercial, industrial and residential developments, public gathering spaces, streetscapes, trails and parks as well as private gardens and estates.


Laurelin spent over 12 years in Whistler BC prior to moving to Northern BC, and has a strong understanding for the special design considerations required when dealing with long winters, heavy rain, snow & ice, freeze/thaw issues and the extreme range of our Canadian climate, while keeping aesthetics and maintenance in mind. Laurelin understands that collaboration with other project consultants and the end users & owners is vital to ensuring a successful design is realized.


Laurelin also brings a background and formal education in graphics / illustration and visual communication; skills and knowledge that complement many aspects of the landscape architectural design process. This unique combination of expertise and experience is very useful during presentations and public consultations to effectively communication conceptual ideas and preliminary planning.





Jay LazzarinJay Lazzarin
BES (U. of Manitoba), BSc (Hort.) (U.B.C.), LMBCSLB, LMCSLA


Jay has been a registered life member of the British Columbia and Canadian Societies of Landscape Architects.  Professional Association Memberships: member of the International Society of Arboriculture, Irrigation Industry Association of British Columbia, and Winter Cities Institute.


In Jay, clients recognize the stability and experience gained since 1984 as the principal of his former company, Jay Lazzarin Landscape Architect.  In addition, Jay will draw from his experience as a former landscape contractor, and construction foreman with internationally renowned golf course architect, Norman Woods.


Jay has provided leadership in both design development and construction administration as well as a volunteer board member for numerous community and regional projects. His knowledge base, environmental sensitivity and creativity are showcased in landscape projects across Northern British Columbia.





Suzanne SamkowSuzanne Samkow, Landscape Technologist


Suzanne has a diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology from NAIT, and is passionate about plants and an enthusiastic gardener. She enjoys the technical end of the design process, using the computer to turn the designer’s ideas into beautiful plans and details.


After growing up in Northern Alberta, Suzanne has has now called Prince George home for 20+ years, and has been with LSLA for 8+ years. She finds watching various projects, designed by LSLA, being completed around the City very satisfying. She loves to be a part of a team who brings such positive changes to the environment and residents’ lives.