Linda Irvine received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (with Distinction) from the University of Guelph in 1978 and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University in 1982. She was accepted as a member of OALA and CSLA in 1985.
She has been active in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) for over 20 years, serving in the capacities of Appointed Educator, Secretary, Vice-President, and President. During her service to the OALA, Linda was instrumental in affecting critical changes to OALA’s membership entrance requirements as well as, successfully defending a challenge to OALA’s by-laws in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Linda has also served on the CSLA Board of Directors as President-Elect, President and Past-President and has contributed significantly to the Society in many ways, including overseeing the development of a proposed Full Member Reciprocity Agreement which would facilitate labour mobility between regulated and non-regulated Component Associations of the CSLA.
For the past 14 years, Ms Irvine has held the position of Manager, Parks and Open Space Development for the City of Markham where she is responsible for overseeing, managing, and coordinating all new park development, as well as, managing selected urban design projects for the municipality. Prior to joining Markham, Linda was a faculty member in landscape architecture at the University of Toronto, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and the University of Guelph, and specialized in teaching both graduate and undergraduate design studios and graphic communications courses.
Linda has been elected to Fellowship in the categories of: Administrative Professional Work in Public Agencies; Professional University Instructions; and, Direct Service to the Society. We are very pleased to recognize Linda Irvine’s outstanding contributions to the landscape architectural profession over the past 25 years and welcome her into the College of Fellows.