President at ByNature
Nicolas Rousseau is described by his friends and collaborators as a passionate and talented engineer in horticulture with a noble vision to make a difference in our modern urban environment; he envisions to innovatively and elegantly integrate nature into urban interiors, to beautify our living spaces and improve people’s well-being, health and happiness. Nicolas’ expertise, dedication, integrity, perseverance and creativity led him to design and develop the first Living Frame in North America and then found ByNature in 2012.
He installed his first Mossart wall in 2008, later, leading ByNature to become the largest North American importer of moss and supplier of Mossart walls to the interior landscaping industry. ByNature is a company that fosters wellness, happiness and health through greenery, aesthetic pleasure and air purification. Nicolas is an expert in his field. Before founding ByNature, he gained a solid expertise through the completion of several projects involving the leading edge Living Wall technology in Paris, France.
Nicolas is an accomplished entrepreneur but also a researcher and a teacher at The Centre for Architectural Ecology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver (Canada). He developed the first living wall class in Canada in 2013 and he has also been fortunate to not only work on a large diversity of projects but also to develop his own methodologies, used more frequently in Green Roof and Living Wall Ecology for assessing the plant viability. He is also the author of several scientific papers and the co-author of Advanced Green Roof Maintenance, which is widely used in the training of green roof design and maintenance professionals.
ByNature also supplies, rents and installs planters
ByNature brings greenery to residential and commercial projects in some of the most innovative ways. Our growing network of partners, including architects, designers, landscapers, engineers and creative innovators, bring their unique expertise to transform your living space into a better place. Whether small scale, large scale, living or preserved, we are always happy to bring our green expertise to our clients all over North America.