Edward’s (or Ted’s) academic credentials include undergraduate studies in architecture and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph in 1975. He was accepted as a member of the AALA in 1977 and has served as a Director and on numerous committees since then and as an AALA representative for the NAIT Advisory Board and the Edmonton Urban Design Awards Committee, and the Edmonton Design Committee. Ted has also served as a Past President of the Canadian Birkebeiner Society and as co-chair of the Edmonton Design Committee.
Following graduation, Ted travelled west and worked first with Lombard North Group and then EDA Collaborative. For over 25 years, he managed EDA’s Edmonton office and provided planning and design leadership on a wide range of environmental, parks, open space and cultural planning projects, urban design studies and community engagement. This portfolio includes extensive experience in western and northern Canada, Ontario and internationally in China. He has been recognized with numerous planning and design awards and has been invited to lecture at both the University level and professional conferences.
Ted’s passion for landscape architecture has been expressed both at a regional and site specific scale. Since 1998, he has helped guide a new vision for the North Saskatchewan River Valley in the Edmonton Capital Region through his ongoing work with the River Valley Alliance. He has also developed a unique depth of experience in trail planning and design working in both backcountry and urban conditions.