Ms. Margot Long is a principal at PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc. in Vancouver. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.L.A. in 1980 and returned to her hometown Calgary, where she worked for Lombard North and Corush Larocque Sunderland. In 1985 she moved to Vancouver to be involved in Expo 86 with Don Vaughan and Claude Muret at The Landscape Collaborative, a firm that was responsible for Expo's site design and detailing. There she met Jeffrey Philips and together with him and their partners, built one of the most successful firms today in British Columbia.
Margot has a reputation for providing creative, unique, and innovative design solutions, which build on the projects contextual, historical, and cultural attributes. The focus of her work has been on the reclamation of waterfronts, first nations schools and community facilities, as well as neighbourhood and community planning. Recently she has been involved in B.C.'s most sustainable community development projects, Dockside in Victoria and South East False Creek In Vancouver.
Margot has been a member of BCSLA and CSLA since 1988. She has served on the BCSLA Board of Directors, on several committees, and for five years as its Treasurer. She has continually volunteered her time and presently serves on the Vancouver Urban Design Panel and the Squamish Nations Design Panel, as well as having taught the Professional Practice Course at UBC for 5 years.