Alain Baillargeon graduated with a B.L.A. degree from the University of Montreal in 1978 and became a member of the AAPQ and CSLA in 1980. He has been actively involved with AAPQ and helped organize the CSLA/AAPQ Congress '80 in Montreal.
From 1980 to 1985, he was a member of the Editorial Committee for the quarterly magazine ARCHl-PAYS . He served as Chair of the Admissions Committee from 1990 to 1995, as well as representative to the provincial horticulture and landscape trades federation (FIHOQ) until 2000 . He was also a founding member of the provincial association of garden designers. Participating in different committees since then, he worked on the organizing committee for the ASLA/CSLA joint congress planned in 2001.
Alain established his own professional office, Objectif paysage, in 1985 and has made significant contributions to landscape development in Quebec through his services to numerous cities, government agencies, as well as commercial and institutional clients. He has participated in many international flower shows including Montreal in 1980, Dijon in 1993, Nantes in 1994, Genoa in 1996 and Quebec in 1997, the latter winning him a CSLA regional merit award. In 1995, he received the CSLA regional honour and national merit awards for his project of the Bois-de-l'lle Bizard Nature Park in the Montreal urban community. In 1997, he was presented with AAPQ's highest honour, the Frederick Todd Award.