Mr. Serge Poitras received a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from the Université de Montréal and two master's degrees in Landscape Architecture and in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984 and 1986 respectively.
Other requirements for election are a minimum of twelve (12) years uninterrupte membership in the Society, strictly enforced confidentiality of nomination and a confirmative 75% majority vote by the Jury of Fellows. Outstanding contributions are generally considered as efforts which are above and beyond those provided by a member of the professor. Particular attention is paid to those practitioners who have made nationally or internationally recognized contributions.
As a member of AAPQ and of CSLA since 1989, Serge served on the AAPQ Council from 2000 to 2006 and as its President from 2002 to 2005. He is also a member of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec and of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
As President, he revised the AAPQ strategic plan and contributed to updating the general rules and the code of ethics. He collaborated to the profession visibility by being involved in the fundraising campaign committee for the Université de Montréal and participating in founding the Conférence interdisciplinaire des professionnels en design du Québec (CIPDQ), an agency whose purpose is to promote professionals in design. In 2005, he joined the CSLA Committee on "Growth of the Profession" and became Co-Chairman of the CSLA Congress Committee "Havana 2007".
Serge is President of Plani-Cité, a landscape architectural consulting firm located in Montréal. His practice covers the various aspects of landscape architecture at the national level. In a short term, he hopes he will get more involved on the international scene, particularly in Latin America. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. We are very pleased to recognize Serge Poitras's outstanding contributions to our profession and warmly welcome him into the College of Fellows.