Nataša Juck

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Nataša Juck began her studies in landscape architecture in Europe where she obtained an engineering degree in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture from the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic. After immigrating to Canada and a brief practice in Guelph, she moved to Winnipeg and enrolled in graduate studies at the University of Manitoba where she received a Masters of Landscape Architecture.

She joined Hilderman Witty Crosby Hanna (now HTFC Planning and Design) in 1985. Her work of nearly three decades with the firm encompassed projects of a diverse nature, scale and complexity. Even though her involvement was in all stages of the project process from design to implementation, her passion was for plants. Award winning projects Nataša collaborated on include the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, the Oodena Celebration Circle at the Forks, Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters & Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park & Interpretive Centre and Steinkopf Gardens.

Nataša was also a seasonal lecturer at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba and a residential landscape design course instructor for the City of Winnipeg Parks & Recreation and Continuing Education Departments. Nataša was accepted as a member of the MALA and CSLA in 1990. She served on the MALA Examining Committee for six years and on the MALA Membership Qualification and Registration Committee for four years. She was also active as a professional advisor in mentoring a new generation of landscape architects through the MALA Professional Development Program. Upon her retirement from active practice, Nataša was honored with a Life Membership in the MALA and CSLA in 2013 and became a CSLA Fellow in 2015.

In recent years, she has been volunteering as a member of the Review Committee of Canadian Landscape Standards. She also spearheaded the design and production of a lapel pin for Fellows of CSLA, and continues as a member of the national jury for Landscape Architecture Canada Fund Awards since 2015. In 2018 Nataša was a visiting team member of the CSLA Accreditation Council to review the accreditation of the Landscape Architecture Program at Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto.

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