Mr. Bruce Cudmore obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph in 1972 and Master of Landscape Architecture degree in heritage, urban design and environmental planning from the University of Virginia in 1975. He became a member of OALA in 1978 and served on OALA Council in 1989-90 as Secretary as well as a member of the Executive Director Search Committee, Fees and Services Committee and the Mississauga Urban Design Awards Jury in 2003.
Upon graduation from Guelph, Bruce worked at Project Planning Associates Limited in Toronto and the UK. In 1978, he co-founded EDA Collaborative with Patrick Li, Ron Tatasciore and Walter Kehm and was joined soon after by Ted Muller in Edmonton. EDA has offices in Toronto and Edmonton and practices across Canada, Europe, the Middle East and China.
Bruce is a principal of EDA, where he emphasizes the need for team work, effective public consultation, clarity of process and that design expression is rooted in natural and cultural heritage, while addressing contemporary needs of society. He has completed a wide range of project types including regional environmental planning and resource management, community planning and urban design, parks and recreation, culture and heritage, entertainment and tourism. Many of these projects have received OALA, CSLA and other professional awards for excellence in planning and design.