Jean-Francols Rolland graduated as an outstanding student with a Bachelor's Degree In Landscape Architecture from the Universite de Montreal In 1978. He was accepted as a member of the AAPQ in 1980 and was almost immediately elected to the AAPQ Council for a two-year term. Reelected in 1989, he served as Vice President from 1989-92 and as member of the CSLA Board of Governors from 1990-92.
During these periods of service to the profession, foremost among his contributions was his leadership in the preparation of dossiers seeking legal recognition of the AAPQ. Although not entirely successful, these efforts prepared the way for the next round of discussions and pushed the negotiations to a higher level. In his fifteen years of professional activity with the multidisciplinary Manning and design firm PLUMB INC., Jean-Francois has risen to his initial position as landscape architect to the office of company vice-president. Of the numerous site development and planning projects which have been completed under his direction, most have been oriented towards the enhancement of the urban environment of small towns and cities throughout Quebec. Several have been recognized through different provincial and national awards programs. As one of the leaders of the profession in Quebec, Jean-Francois' constant efforts of seventeen years have placed him in a select group of senior professionals.