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.
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
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
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
Task: Masterplanning of outdoor equestrian park
Site grading, pond design layout, supervision
Project: Equestrian event and education complex
Place: Clinton, Ontario
Client: Regional Municipality of Huron