Kim Perry has been a practicing landscape architect for 43 years. As a student in Washington, he received the ASLA Award of Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture in 1975. After graduation, he held positions at Butler Krebes Associates in Edmonton and Don Vaughan and Associates in Vancouver, becoming a partner at Vaughan Durante Perry in 1981. Shortly thereafter, Kim established his own practice in Vancouver that continues to the present. During its 35-year history, Perry + Associates has become recognized as one of the leading landscape architecture/site planning studios in British Columbia. The firm has completed hundreds of projects for public and private sector clients and has received numerous awards. Kim has mentored dozens of talented students and staff, many of whom have continued on to become leaders in the profession. He has served on the Vancouver Urban Design Panel, as a jurist on public art competitions and as a Sessional Instructor and Adjunct Professor in design studios at the University of British Columbia.
In recent years, Kim’s work has focused on mixed-use planning/urban design projects for large sites. He has participated in more than 40 charrettes, working with community groups, colleagues and landowners to find innovative solutions to complex design challenges. Kim has completed many noteworthy town planning projects for new communities in British Columbia, Alberta, the United States, China and New Zealand. Significant design-focused projects include Expo 86, The English Bay Waterfront Bikeway, Vancouver’s Ridgeway Greenway, Whistler Olympic Plaza, Little Mountain Plaza in Queen Elizabeth Park, Kelowna’s downtown waterfront parks, River Walk at Imperial Landing in Steveston and three new mixed-use neighbourhoods at the University of British Columbia.