Campbell Patterson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1975, and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph in 1981. He completed post-graduate studies as a Research Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan in 1983.
Following eleven years with an international multi-disciplinary consulting firm, Campbell joined the City of Saskatoon Parks Branch in 1994 as Landscape Development Coordinator, responsible for all aspects of park and public open space development. Under his direction the Parks Branch developed high standards for park planning, design and construction. After ten years with the City, Cam worked for Stantec in Saskatoon, executing numerous award-winning projects.
Campbell served as Chair of the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the OALA (1986-88), President of SALA (1990-92; 2001-04), and SALA representative on the CSLA Board of Governors. He was Co-Chair of the memorable CSLA Congress '92 in Waskesiu, and twice Chair of the Design Council of Saskatchewan. Under his leadership the Design Council hosted two very successful "Design Weeks" which raised public awareness of the design professions. Additional professional activities include: Chair of the Meewasin Valley Authority Development Review Committee (1992-94); SALA Examining Board member (1993-2004); and Juror of the CSLA Professional Awards (2000). In 2007 Campbell was appointed to the Board of Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation, and served as its Secretary for seven years.
Campbell’s favourite pasttime is watercolour painting. His paintings were raffled off at eleven CSLA Congresses, with proceeds going to the Andre Schwabenbauer National Scholarship fund.
"Japanese Gardens: Lessons to Learn". The Gardener for the Prairies, Campbell Patterson, 2008.
"Back to Nature". The Gardener for the Prairies, Campbell Patterson, 2010.