Donald B. Barron received the B.L.A. (Honours) degree from the Utah State University in 1972 and is a Member of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects since 1975. He received the AALA Distinguished Service Award in 1984 and was elected as AALA President in 1990. From 1991-92, he served on the CSLA Board of Governors as AALA representative.
Don Barron has provided professional consulting services within a wide range of project types and through a diverse variety of regional, social and environmental characteristics. His input has been requested, at various levels of scale and intensity, by private corporations, government agencies and other consultant groups associated with the natural and built environments. Although his major area of endeavour has been within Western Canada and the Territories, he has participated on projects that were located in the High Arctic, the United States, South America and the Caribbean.
As Senior Landscape Architect for Alberta Recreation and Parks in the early 1970's, Don was responsible for the Landscape Architecture Section which provided Development Master Planning and Facility Design throughout the Province. Don Barron has been President and General Manager of the firm since its inception in 1973. He participates as Principal-In Charge of all the company's projects and is actively engaged in all phases of the work. Don has successfully managed numerous types of studies including Environmental Planning, Parks Master Planning, Tourism Planning, Landscape Architectural Planning and Design, Golf Course Design, Aesthetic Evaluation, Irrigation and Reclamation Planning projects. He is responsible for direct client liaison and organization of the projects on a day-to-day basis.