Mr. Arnis Budrevics graduated from the University of Toronto BLA Program in 1979. During his twenty year membership with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, he has been active in both the AALA and the OALA.
Arnis initiated the creation of the CSLA National Awards Program. This program has promoted our profession by showcasing the work of Canadian landscape architects and bringing talented, young professionals to national attention.
Arnis is a champion of fiscal responsibility. He has raised awareness about critical budget issues and the importance of proxy voting at both the national and the provincial levels of our profession. He was a key figure in the formation of the OALA Budget Committee, which has been critical to improving the financial management of OALA. He was elected to the OALA Council for two consecutive terms, served as Treasurer and continues to serve on the budget committee.
Arnis is also a member of the OALA task force reviewing the entry-level requirements for new members. His business sense and desire to encourage qualified people to enter the profession have greatly benefited this committee.
Since 1989, Arnis has owned, managed, and served as the Principal Landscape Architect for Alexander Budrevics & Associates Ltd., a well-respected firm in the landscape development industry for two generations. It is a pleasure, indeed, to invite Arnis Budrevics at this time to join the CSLA College of Fellows.