Joanne has found landscape architecture to be a guiding light in her life, providing endless interest, delight and fulfillment throughout her years of practice.
Joanne is a full member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, CSLA & IFLA and has worked in the industry fo 40 + years, most recently, the Municipal Public sector for 30+ years in various roles as a Landscape Architect at the City of Ottawa. Joanne’s focus included traditional Landscape Architecture, Recreation Planning, Park Design and Capital Development & Renewal, and has enjoyed award-winning works such as Project Management for the Gloucester Growth Areas Recreation Master Plan and Staff Landscape Architect for the Sandy Hill Flood Control and Park Rehabilitation as well as implementing park improvements for many hundreds of sites in the City.
Joanne believes in the value of volunteering and has contributed significant time to many groups, most pertinently, governance with professional associations including the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Joanne ended an extended term 2007-2017 on the Executive of OALA at the March AGM and has contributed as Councillor and Chair and member on many committees. Joanne was also pleased to serve as the Board Representative for the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects; as Chair of the OALA Honours Awards and Protocol Committee; as a juror and chair for the CSLA Awards and on the roster for the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council; the OALA Discipline Committee; the joint OALA/CSLA membership review committees; and the Editorial Board for Landscapes|Paysages and Chair of the book review committee.