About First Pen Studio
Formed in 2016, First Pen Studio specialises in contemporary residential landscape architecture.
We provide landscape design that combines a contemporary aesthetic with a functionality to suit a client’s needs and budget along with the site’s location, topography and microclimate. We liaise regularly with our clients throughout a project and use our technical expertise to create concepts, detailed designs and tender drawings. We then work with contractors and clients to see the project through to the end of construction. We get our kicks by creating designs that bind these ingredients together and seeing it being constructed into a reality for our clients to enjoy.
About Oliver Bence
Owner, Oliver Bence, APALA, CSLA, CMLI, has over 17 years experience as a landscape architect. He has worked in Canada, the UK and the US with boutique firms and international, multi-disciplinary design teams on small limited budget projects to large multi-million dollar developments.
Oliver lives with his family on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. He met his wife whilst living in Australia and she brought him to this lovely part of the world. He grew up in England and spent his 20’s working in the music industry. He spent 5 years working on the live side in venues and touring, first as a roadie then tour manager. He then spent 5 years at a record label and has the platinum discs to prove it!