Daniel Chartier began his University of Montreal studies in Architecture then shifted focus and graduated in 1976 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Shortly thereafter, he gained employment at the city of Montreal and in 1979, became a member of the AAPQ_AAPC.
Daniel has long been an advocate for the protection of Montreal’s rich landscape heritage and has championed successfully for ‘le bois de la reparation’ as well as Montreal’s ‘Old Port’. Considered an authority on Frederick Law Olmsted and Mount Royal, he has written (and spoken) extensively and eloquently in defence of landscape.
Over the course of his career, he has designed innumerable public places and parks. His ability to work the lay of the land in harmony with existing conditions and create ‘lasting landscape experiences’ characterises much of his built work, particularly in ‘large parks’ such Visitation Island, Jarry Park, Lac des Cynges (St. Helen’s Island) and most significantly, Mount Royal Park.
Finally, Daniel Chartier is a natural teacher who shares his knowledge generously. His deter- mination and perseverance are outshone only by his contagious enthusiasm.