Like so many Atlantic Canadian families, the Glenn’s moved to Central Canada in search of greater opportunities. It was there that Dan obtained his BLA from the University of Guelph, but he couldn’t get the sea out of his soul. So he headed back to a simpler life in Fredericton, New Brunswick. After a short stint in the public sector he opened a private practice in 1983. With a focus on Tourism and Park Planning the firm has undertaken some of the most iconic projects in the region. As each project built toward the next the assignments gradually increased in scale. The CSLA has recognized two in particular, Harbour Passage Waterfront, Saint John, NB and Canadensis – Business Plan for a National Botanic Garden in Ottawa, Ontario.
Notable projects include: Kingsbrae Botanic Garden, St. Andrews, NB; Fredericton Botanic Garden; Campus Plans for St. Thomas University and UPEI; Rothesay Common (People Choice Award for favorite Public Space in Canada); Ritchie Wharf Waterfront in Miramichi; and The Rocks at Hopewell Cape - New Brunswick’s signature Bay of Fundy attraction – where you can “walk on the ocean floor”.
He has held two terms as President of APALA and the Board of the CSLA in addition to several other board and round table positions where he advocates for the roles of landscape architects.
Dan is particularly drawn to sites and communities informed by the dynamics of coastal shorelines, riparian environments and lakefronts where the delicate balance of preserving the natural resources for user needs and enjoyment is a compelling challenge. This is what keeps him in Atlantic Canada, where you are never far from the water.