Victor Kallos obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Cape Town in 1970 and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 1979. He became a member of the AALA and CSLA in 1987 and the BCSLA in 2009. Victor served on the AALA Executive Committee from 1988-1990, as its President from 1994 – 1995, and on the CSLA Board of Governors from 1995-1996. He has sat on the AALA Examining Board from 1991 to the present. Victor was the Program Chairman for the successful CSLA Congress 90 and the program Co-Chairman for 40th IFLA World Congress.
Victor was the landscape architect representative for the City of Calgary’s Sustainable Suburbs Study. He also sat as a member of UDI’s Urban Landscape Committee, Water Management Committee and City Water Resource Low Impact Development Streetscape Study.
Victor has practiced as an architect and landscape architect in South Africa, England and Canada. Since 1997 he has been with Matrix Landscape Architecture in Calgary as a staff member, a principal and now an Executive Consultant. He has focused his career on long term and master planning studies; commercial and institutional site developments; and the development of innovative sustainable approaches for the integration of Landscape Architectural design principles with Architectural and Engineering practice. Victor’s recent project experience includes the Calgary Zoo’s Destination Africa, Open Space Design for the Hanson Ranch and Harmony Communities, the design of Barclay Mall, Stephen Avenue Master Plan, and City of Kelowna North Area Structure Plan.