January 3,1925 ~ April 11, 2014
A native of Riga, Latvia, Alex developed his love for the landscape and continued his education in Germany and England before immigrating to Canada in 1952. He grew professionally to be considered an international authority on swimming pool design and was a frequent speaker and contributor to swimming pool design magazines and local media. Alex took great pride in being recognized by his peers and received public recognition for several years in the Canadian Registry of Who’s Who - a publication that has stood the test of time, with each successive edition portraying the people who have shaped Canada into the nation it is today.
Alex was elected to the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) College of Fellows in 1975. Similarly he was recognized as a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 1982 and the American Institute of Landscape Architects before its amalgamation with the ASLA. A founding member of the Ontario Swimming Pool Association in 1958 and Alex was elected as its President in 1964. He then served as President of the American Institute of Landscape Architects from 1969 -1971 and President of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) from 1977-1979, and was granted OALA Emeritus Membership in 1993. Alex served on the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Landscape Architects from 1982-1983, and was elected to four terms as a Board Member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects prior to his appointment as CSLA Life Member
Beginning in 1958 Alex was the Landscape Architect / Consultant to the National Home Show in Toronto for over 50 years. He then provided his consulting services to the Garden Festival, the Canadian Garden Pool and Landscape Show, as well as the original Canadian Pool and Patio Show.
As founder of Alexander Budrevics + Associates Limited, Landscape Architects, in 1964, Alex became recognized as an authority in landscape architecture and designer of over three thousand landscape development projects. He was respected by his employees, professional colleagues and business associates.