Lloyd Isaak began his career in a multi-disciplinary firm in Saskatoon over 30 years ago. He moved to Regina in 1984 practising for the firm before establishing his own firm in 1992. He was recruited to the City of Regina’s Coordinator of Landscape Design where he was responsible for all aspects public open space development.
In 2001, he accepted the position of Design and Development Manager for Meewasin; Saskatoon’s river valley conservation authority, ultimately serving as the Meewasin’s CEO from 2013 until 2017. Lloyd’s focus was to conserve and celebrate the natural and heritage resources of the valley. Lloyd was responsible for many high-profile and award-winning projects at Meewasin. Most notably Saskatoon’s River Landing Riverfronts, Meewasin’s Riverworks Weir project, Meewasin’s Skating Rink and over 16 km of riverbank trails. Phase 2 of the Riverfront project involved a unique approach to the remediation of the City’s largest brownfield site. He delivered the Valley Wide Resource Management Plan, the Meewasin Trail Study, the NE Swale Master Plan and many guiding policies, including the Meewasin 10-year Strategic Plan that still guides Meewasin today.
Lloyd has extensive committee work. He served as the SALA Secretary for two terms, served as Chair and member of the Saskatoon’s Visual Arts Placement Jury and Urban Design Committee, SPRA’s Land Use Committee and Board and Planning & Development Committee for Wanuskewin Heritage Park. He currently serves on the Architectural Advisory Committee for Saskatchewan’s Provincial Capital Commission.
Lloyd continues to practice as a key member of a multi-disciplinary consulting team for the UNESCO nominated Wanuskewin Renewal Project. This project will significantly contribute to the understanding and appreciation of the Northern Plains Indigenous culture.
He has been involved, at the highest level, in delivering projects and programs in a world-class river corridor through the heart of a vibrant and growing city.