Eha Naylor earned her landscape architecture degree in 1980 from the University of Toronto and completed an MBA in 1989 from York University’s Schulich School of Business. She was the President of Envision the Hough Group until 2009 and became a leader in Dillon Consulting Limited’s national landscape architecture and community planning practice for the last 10 years of her 40-year career.
She has earned numerous awards recognizing her expertise in environmental and site design for both public and private sectors. In 2015, she was selected for the OALA Pinnacle Award for lifetime professional excellence. She’s known for finding solutions to complex, multidisciplinary planning and design assignments. Her skills include the integration of sustainable design measures and climate change adaptation as components of large infrastructure projects. She has practiced sustainable design and has expertise in climate change vulnerability assessment including work for the Parliamentary Precinct Branch on the federal lands in Ottawa and for climate change action plans in several municipalities.
Her skills include public engagement and facilitation to find consensus around complex environmental issues. She has taught and lectured on environmentally-based planning and sustainable community design at a number of universities. She is a full member of several professional associations including the Canadian Institute of Planners, Ontario Professional Planners, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Lambda Alpha and the Urban Land Institute.
Eha has served on many professional committees and has also appeared as an environmental planning expert witness at hearings. Since 2004 has been a member of the University of Toronto Faculty Council for the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Eha served for eleven years on the federal government’s National Capital Commission Advisory Committee for Planning, Design and Realty including three as the Chair. As the Chair of the OALA Practice Legislation Committee, she continues to advocate for landscape architects at all levels of government.