Mr. Neil Dawe began his professional career with a Diploma in Forest Resource Technology in 1976. From there, he obtained a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning and continued on to graduate with a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph in 1993. He also has a Master Certificate in Project Management from York University. Neil became a member of the CSLA in 1995 and shortly thereafter sat on the Board of Directors.
He is a Past-President of the CSLA and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and helped form the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Landscape Architects (NLALA).
Neil has held roles such as Acting Superintendent for Castle Hill National Park; Park Warden for Gros Morne National Park; Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Recreation with the City of St. John’s; Executive Officer of the Grand Concourse Authority; and Editor-in-Chief of the Grand Concourse Walkway Maintenance Manual, which earned a National Honour Award from the ASLA. Neil is an entrepreneur and has been the owner and President of Tract Consulting Inc. since 1998, a company focused on providing professional planning and landscape architectural services. He is also the Managing Partner of VIRDIS Place Branding and Design, a fullservice marketing and placebranding company. Both of Neil’s companies have won awards for excellence on a national scale.
Neil has been a mentor to over 40 young landscape architects throughout his career and is a leader in sustainable community planning and design.