Heather Cram, MALA, FCSLA (Chair)
Heather Cram is a senior principal with over 35 years of experience at HTFC. A pioneer in the ecological movement, her work ranges from detailed design and planning for museums and interpretive centres to urban design, community consultation, and community planning. Heather approaches every project with fresh eyes, employing a unique mix of consultation skills and cultural resource management tools to guide her work. Whether planning the evolution of urban neighbourhoods such as the award-winning Wolseley Building Communities Initiative, or creating one-of-a-kind interpretive facilities such as the award-winning Rainy River Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre and National Historic Site, Heather works collaboratively with eclectic client groups to tell their stories with sensitivity, accuracy, creativity, and exacting attention to detail.
Heather's love for Winnipeg has led her from chairing the Manitoba/Winnipeg Fort Rouge Community Revitalization program and sitting on numerous business development zone boards to her recent work on the boards of the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Women's Enterprise Centre and FortWhyte Alive. Heather became a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in 2009.
- Cultural Resources Management Program Credit - Communicating Through Exhibits, 2006
- School of Fine Arts, University of Manitoba, 1969-1970
- Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, 1963-1968
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Regional Citation, 2005, Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre
- Manitoba Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade, 2004 Manitoba Planning Excellence Award, Wolseley Neighbourhood Strategic Plan
- Manitoba Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade, 2003 Manitoba Planning Excellence Award, Honourary Mention, City of Brandon - Greenspace Master Plan
- Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Regional Merit, 1994, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, National Honour, 1990, Celebrating 10,000 Years: A Return to the Forks of the Red & Assiniboine
Margaret Ferguson, NWTALA, FCSLA
Margaret obtained her diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology from Ryerson University in 1980 and a diploma in Restoration of Natural Systems from the University of Victoria in 2011. She was accepted as a member of the NWTALA and the CSLA in 1991.
Margaret was a founding member of the NWTALA and has served continuously on the board since its inception. She has taken an active role in many areas of the association and since 2013 she has been the NWTALA representative on the CSLA Board of Directors.
Margaret moved to then Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit, Nunavut) in 1984. She became the first resident landscape architect in the eastern arctic and travelled extensively throughout the region as a project officer with the territorial government focusing on advancing responsible site development practices while managing construction projects.
In 1991, Margaret relocated to Yellowknife, NWT to facilitate federal/territorial tourism infrastructure funding resulting in the construction of facilities across the western NWT. She started a consulting firm while in the north, specializing in park master planning, interpretive and heritage resource design, and, community land use planning studies.
Margaret currently resides in Victoria, BC, where she continues to represent the NWT in CSLA activities.
Daniel K. Glenn, APALA, FCSLA
Like so many Atlantic Canadian families, the Glenn’s moved to Central Canada in search of greater opportunities. It was there that Dan obtained his BLA from the University of Guelph, but he couldn’t get the sea out of his soul. So he headed back to a simpler life in Fredericton, New Brunswick. After a short stint in the public sector he opened a private practice in 1983. With a focus on Tourism and Park Planning the firm has undertaken some of the most iconic projects in the region. As each project built toward the next the assignments gradually increased in scale. The CSLA has recognized two in particular, Harbour Passage Waterfront, Saint John, NB and Canadensis – Business Plan for a National Botanic Garden in Ottawa, Ontario.
Notable projects include: Kingsbrae Botanic Garden, St. Andrews, NB; Fredericton Botanic Garden; Campus Plans for St. Thomas University and UPEI; Rothesay Common (People Choice Award for favorite Public Space in Canada); Ritchie Wharf Waterfront in Miramichi; and The Rocks at Hopewell Cape - New Brunswick’s signature Bay of Fundy attraction – where you can “walk on the ocean floor”.
He has held two terms as President of APALA and the Board of the CSLA in addition to several other board and round table positions where he advocates for the roles of landscape architects.
Dan is particularly drawn to sites and communities informed by the dynamics of coastal shorelines, riparian environments and lakefronts where the delicate balance of preserving the natural resources for user needs and enjoyment is a compelling challenge. This is what keeps him in Atlantic Canada, where you are never far from the water.
Serge Poitras, AAPQ, OALA, APALA, FCSLA
Serge Poitras is currently Director of Design+Planning+Economics at AECOM. He is Fellow of the CSLA. Graduated from the University of Montreal and UC Berkeley, he has worked as a Landscape Architect and Urban Planner for 34 years in both public and private sectors in the fields of urban and regional planning, environmental planning, landscape architecture, recreation and tourism. He has served as president of AAPQ and was Co-Chair and Chair of CSLA’s conferences in La Havana and Mexico. He is a leading project manager whose work has focused on sustainable design and planning. Throughout his professional experience, he has led multidisciplinary teams on many complex planning and landscape design projects in Quebec, Canada and Latin America. Specifically, Mr. Poitras has successfully undertaken numerous master plans, parks and public spaces planning and design for numerous cities and various provincial and federal institutions. Referring to approaches developed by Smart City, Complete Streets, Sustainable Sites Initiatives (SITESTM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), Mr. Poitras seeks that all studies and design projects reaches high standards of quality and performs socially, economically and environmentally.
Brent Raymond, OALA, FCSLA
Brent Raymond is a landscape architect and planner whose primary interests are related to city building. He has worked throughout North America with experience in urban design, waterfronts, campuses, parks, and streets. He attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning (1996), followed by a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph (2000).
Brent began his professional career with Wallace Roberts and Todd (WRT) in San Francisco, joined DTAH as a senior landscape architect in 2006, and became a partner in 2012. He is a committed civic minded professional who is a frequent presenter, lecturer and guest critic at conferences, symposiums and universities in Canada and the United States. He also currently serves on the City of Brampton’s Urban Design Review Panel.
Brent has a diverse range of interests in several areas of landscape architectural practice, incorporating the perspectives of numerous disciplines and working across scales. Through his work, he is determined to improve the quality and character of the space between buildings for people, the fundamental and distilled objective of urban design. To achieve this, Brent has developed a particular expertise in built form and streets which brings together his passion for creating safe, equitable, and beautiful places.
Brent appreciates his good fortune, the support of his family, and the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with exceptional teachers and mentors, allied professionals, inspiring clients, and thoughtful communities. Some of his personal highlights include large scale park planning in California and Toronto, the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront since 2006, the first public realm plans for Ryerson University and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Complete Street guides for several municipalities, and continuing his firm’s long-standing relationship in Saskatchewan with the University of Regina and the 2300- acre Wascana Centre.