Glenn A. O'Connor

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Executed Works of Landscape Architecture
Direct Service to the Society

Glenn’s impressive career – more than 30 years in landscape architecture – has brought him to the role of Forrec’s water park sector.  It’s a job he’s thrilled to have since he now gets to travel with water shoes and swim shorts instead of business suits.   At FORREC, Glenn is the senior director of water parks. He quarterbacks a team of landscape architects and other professionals on projects, from competition through entire schematic design and construction. His focus is on creating water parks where fun happens, and people want to stay longer and come back more often. 

After completing his landscape architecture degree at the University of Toronto (1981), Glenn learned his craft under the expert direction of Michael Hough, founder of the University of Toronto architecture program. Glenn opened his own firm in 1984 and spent 30 years honing his craft. He led large scale projects, studies, master plans, built works, institutional campus projects, recreation and community projects and healthcare projects.  Over his career, he has accomplished more than 1,300 planned and built projects, and won more than 21 awards. He became a CSLA Fellow in 2015. Glenn has a passion for the outdoors and is an avid skier and cyclist.

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