About First Pen Studio
Formed in 2016 on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, 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 16 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.
He started First Pen Studio in 2016 to focus on residential projects whilst continuing to work large scale public, institutional and commercial projects at the award-winning Upland.