Richard Moore (Rick) from Montreal QC, graduated from Michigan State University in Landscape Architecture in 1969 and undertook graduate studies at University of Guelph from 1998 to 2000. He has been based in Montreal, Toronto, and Collingwood over a 50 year career.
Rick’s career began with the construction of Expo ’67, and then worked for several years in Montreal and Toronto for multidisciplinary firms. During this time he was engaged in the preparation of the initial Master Plan for Forillon National Park, served for as Municipal Advisor to the Dhofar Development Department in the Sultanate of Oman, and was responsible for the design of the Thunder Bay Prince Arthur’s Landing waterfront development.
In 1981 he opened his own firm with partner John George. Moore - George Associates inc. provided consulting services primarily to the public sector from 1981 to 1997. Waterfront development, parks and open space and urban design became the focus of the firm. They collaborated on several notable projects including the North Bay and Kenora waterfront developments, Port Credit Harbour and Toronto’s SkyDome (Bobbie Rosenfeld Park).
At the time waterfront redevelopment was a new frontier in Ontario and Rick played an important role in promoting and transforming derelict lands to create important public realms.
Moving to the resort community of Collingwood, Ontario in 1997, Rick started a landscape design - build firm and specialized in the design and construction of private properties. He also became responsible for the landscape design of Appleby College in Oakville, Ontario. He prepared a masterplan for the 100 plus acre campus and for over ten years worked on transforming the campus from a vehicle oriented place to a student-pedestrian precinct.
Rick became a member of the AAPQ in 1971, and the OALA in 1976. He was elected to the OALA Council in 1985 and served as President in 1986 - 87 immediately after the passing of the Landscape Architects act. He was elected as President Elect of CSLA in 2004 and served as President in 2004.
He was an active volunteer with the Big Brother organization in Toronto and Collingwood and has also worked with Batshaw family Services in Montreal.