Studio

Équipe Civiliti 2023

civiliti is a Montreal firm specializing in urban and landscaping projects with a high public content.

Since its founding in 2001, the firm has centred its practice on the development of urban landscapes, with the goal of forging and strengthening the identity of the city. A strong proponent of the idea that public space is essential to building community , civiliti believes that the form we give to public spaces has the potential to imbue the land with a long-lasting spirit of togetherness. Grounded in recognized contemporary approaches, civiliti’s practice is focused on reflection and a holistic view of public space design.

Peter Soland - Associé

Peter Soland

founding partner
urban designer, landscape architect, architect

Trained at the Université de Montréal School of Architecture, then at Yale, where he received a Master’s degree in Environmental Design, Peter Soland is a thinker and designer of cities, public spaces and landscapes with over 25 years’ experience. In 2015, he founded civiliti with Fannie Duguay-Lefebvre, a continuation of his professional practice of over 15 years under the name Urban Soland.

A tireless walker and observer, Peter’s work is rooted in a singular approach to the city, seeking the best combination of identity, design and feasibility. His aim is to create inclusive urban landscapes that convey the city’s identity and are imbued with poetry in built environments that are sometimes disinvested. The site context provides the inspiration for a contemporary style that integrates intelligently with its history, while supporting the creation of new meanings. Many of the projects he has designed and directed have won awards in Canada and abroad.

Peter is an experienced multi-disciplinary team coordinator, communicating with the skill and clarity required to lead large-scale urban projects. He carries out his mandates with conviction, sensitivity and respect for stakeholders, enabling the realization of emblematic projects.

Peter is a frequent speaker at international events and at university seminars, and is passionate about knowledge sharing and mentorship among professionals. In the same vein, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on Urbanism (CanU). He is also the author of several publications in Canadian magazines offering in-depth reflections on public landscapes and the work of civiliti.