DESIGN

Graduated with Mention of Distinction from University of Guelph Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Souhaila created Sarkis Equine Design in 1998. Always with the approach to improve the environmental qualities of a site while serving equestrian use, Souhaila led and participated in the creation of many private farms and show facilities in North America and Europe. Her driving principle is to leave people, horses and places better than you found them.  In action with this, she is active in green design technologies and biomimetic design. A few examples are shown here.

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2015 Pan Am Water Complexes

Task: Total reconstruction of both water complexes for Pan Am Games.

Project: Cross country course build and site works

Place: Will O' Wind Farm, Ontario

Client: Caledon Equestrian Park

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Cedar Run Horse Park

Task: Team member in Masterplan Design

Ring and natural obstacles design

Construction supervision and grading design throughout site.

Project: 300 acre new Equestrian Park including sand and grass rings, stabling and shipping areas, refurbishment of existing farm buildings, housing development, orchard and stream

Place: Thornbury, Ontario

Client: Cedar Run

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Puy du Fou

Task: Concepts for parking, visitor and entry space to theme park

Project: Re-vamping of all parking  and pedestrian access

136 acres, 2 million visitors / year

Place: Grand Parc du Puy du Fou, Les Epesses, France

Client: Grand Parc du Puy du Fou

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R.E.A.C.H.

Task: Masterplanning of outdoor equestrian park

Site grading, pond design layout, supervision

Indoor arena

Project: Equestrian event and education complex

Place: Clinton, Ontario

Client: Regional Municipality of Huron

"All equestrians, if they last long enough, learn that riding in whatever form is a lifelong sport and art, an endeavor that is both familiar and new every time you take the horse out of his stall or pasture.”