Grace-Kells Consultant Inc., established in 2000 has the knowledge and experience to balance the need for play with the demanding requirements of standards and design. We participate actively with playground safety groups.
Our diverse clients include child care centres, school boards and municipalities all over Ontario and southern Quebec. We consult with landscape architects and manufacturers across Canada.
Andrew Harvey is a Canadian Certified Playground Inspector and landscape architect with over 10 years experience with children's play spaces. His specialities include playground safety and accessibility, playground design, school grounds greening and participatory design. Andrew regularly collaborates on school grounds greening projects with Evergreen Canada and annually conducts research visits at early childhood education centres in Japan. He has a graduate degree in landscape architecture and is a full member of the Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec as well as an affiliate member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.
Peter Kells is a playground practitioner with over 35 years experience in the playground industry. He studied industrial design and worked as principal designer for 16 years for several Canadian play equipment manufacturers. Peter has years of experience on technical committees in Canada and the U.S. concerned with the development of playground standards. He is an active member of IPA Canada (International Association for the Child's Right to Play) and the principal instructor for the Ontario Parks Association Playground Practitioner Program. Peter received the OALA 2021 Research and Innovation Award as well as the Ontario Parks Association 2021 Protecting Tomorrow Today Lifetime Achievement Award.