Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture

Janet Thomas

Little Bluestem Landscape Architecture (LBLA) is an award-winning, Winnipeg-based design firm specializing in recreational planning, outdoor learning environments, place connection, and community development projects. Established in 2014, LBLA has demonstrated sustainable growth over the past eight years, designing to enhance outdoor experiences for a diverse range of clients. LBLA’s team is constantly pursuing opportunities to express a passion for well-designed spaces, with a particular appreciation for collaborative work.

LBLA’s landscape enrichment program, landED, was the 2021 recipient of the Spirit of Winnipeg award, presented by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. This award celebrated landED’s ability to offer programming that responds to the challenges of learning outdoors, both at school and remotely. landED’s land-based design and environmental learning initiatives are available through a variety of guided resources, tools, and workshops. Working to complement the designs developed by LBLA’s team, landED programming activates outdoor space; helping communities and educators engage with and enhance their outdoor spaces. To access all downloadable landED resources, visit:

LBLA is proud to offer the full range of design work, including community consultation, planning, and the project management services required to bring a project to fruition. This work includes extensive planning, coordination, and construction of all-season recreational amenities, as well as interpretive planning and iconic destination branding. LBLA is constantly improving its technical capabilities; most recently incorporating the generation and analysis of GIS data through photogrammetry and drone scans. To view more of LBLA’s recent work, please visit our website at


  • Recreational Planning
  • Outdoor Learning Environments
  • Community Development Projects
  • Place-Based Design
  • Way-Finding and Interpretive Planning
  • Community Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Management
  • GIS Analysis
  • Photogrammetry and Drone Scans
  • Outdoor Learning Resources and Workshops for Educators


  • Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Spirit of Winnipeg Award: Reimagine Winnipeg

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