Marie-Claude Robert completed her BLA degree from the Université de Montréal in 1973 and became a member of the AAPQ in 1982, having already served as the association’s secretary for three years. From 1984-91 she was a partner in the firm Piuze Robert et associés, followed by her own practice Marie-Claude Robert et associés until 1996.
Marie-Claude was also active as a lecturer and studio critic at the School of Landscape Architecture of the Université de Montréal from 1978-92, as well as collaborating with other landscape architects in establishing the SYNAPSE studio (1988-95), a place of intense creative activity with regular exhibitions.
Following her interest in the heritage of the industrial landscape, Marie-Claude accepted the presidency of the Québec Association for the Industrial Landscape from 1995-2002. This position enabled her to travel widely in Canada, Europe, and the USA and she was happy to apply this rich experience to the enhancement of Québec’s industrial landscape heritage.
From 1996-02 she was Director of the Council for the Québec Landscape and served as Executive Director of the AAPQ from 1999 to 2005. In these positions, she has played an important public relations role, developing for the landscape architecture community a vital network of contacts and resources that have enhanced the Québec’s public’s knowledge of landscape and the profession.
Throughout her career, Marie-Claude Robert has nurtured her relationships, particularly with the professional worlds of landscape architecture as well as the industrial heritage milieu.