Lawrence Stasiuk, OALA, CSLA, graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honours from the University of Guelph in 1979. Lawrence’s early career included practice in Vancouver, BC, with Don Vaughan and Associates where he had an opportunity to work on the development of the Whistler Village Town Centre. He was accepted as a Member of the BCSLA and CSLA in 1982. Upon his return to Ontario, he was accepted as a Member of the OALA in 1982. He joined the firm of Moore-George Associates, Toronto, in 1985, where he worked on many public-sector projects across Ontario. One notable project was Tower Park West - the urban park between the SkyDome and CN Tower. Lawrence joined the City of Hamilton in 1990 where he has served for 26 years planning and designing parks, trails, streetscapes and waterfront developments for the citizens of Hamilton. Through this period, he has helped to develop the Landscape Architectural Services Section, mentored other landscape architects and students, and contributed to many award-winning projects. Notable impacts have been made on the West Harbour Area, downtown streetscapes, Gage Park and Confederation Beach Park. The joy of transforming visions into reality remains a fulfilling aspect of his career. Lawrence has been a consistent champion and volunteer to the profession both in BC and Ontario serving on many committees and task forces. He has been on OALA Council for 7 years, serving as President from 2009-10 and as a CSLA Director from 2010-2012. In recognition of his service to the advancement of the profession and the OALA, Lawrence was the recipient of the OALA President’s Award and the OALA Public Practice Award.
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