Mr. James Sackville graduated with a B.A.Econ. degree from the Simon Fraser University in 1969 and with a B.L.A. degree from the University of Guelph in 1974. He became a member of APALA and CSLA in 1976 and served as APALA President in 1990/91, followed by two active years on the CSLA Board of Governors.
Following his graduation, Jim moved to the East Coast and, in 1975, opened his own office, BDA Landscape Architects, in Sussex, New Brunswick. For the past 30 years, he has been the Principal-in-charge on hundreds of projects in many communities across New Brunswick and throughout the Maritime provinces. His efforts have included design, development and management of major projects, recreational developments, environmental site planning projects, sustainable community strategies and regional scale tourism plans. He has been an advocate of innovative design solutions for the protection of natural systems and the integration of the project with the natural environment, which has earned him numerous awards.
We have seen the respect Jim is given by both political and corporate leaders, not only for his professional work, but also for his role on the Premier's Round Table on the Environment, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick and the Sussex Heritage Review Board.
Jim represents leadership and inspiration to graduating colleagues and to seasoned practitioners, not only through the force of his ideas and the practicality of his plans, but also through his infectious humor, his dedication, and his obvious commitment to the public good.