Mr. Asselin is a graduate of the Université de Montréal (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1978; Master’s in applied sciences – Landscape Architecture, 1995). He is a founding member of WAA Inc. (Montreal), WAA International, Ltd. (Shanghai) and WAA Design Sdn. Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A registered member of AAPQ since 1980, Mr. Asselin has been involved for many years in the AAPQ as well as in CSLA, having served as president of both organizations. In 1993 Mr. Asselin was invested as Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (FCSLA), he has made ample contributions as a member of numerous AAPQ and CSLA committees and task forces. After serving as Vice-President for many years, Mr. Asselin was elected President of the LACF-FAPC (Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation) in June 2015. He also presently serves as “international expert in urban planning and landscape architecture” for the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (STC). Mr. Asselin and his firm have received many outstanding awards for projects such as The Beach Park in Montréal (Plage Jean Doré), Yan’an Zhong Lu Park in Shanghai, Xujiahui Park in Shanghai, Le Jardin des Premières Nations in Montréal and la Promenade Samuel-de-Champlain in Québec which received the National Honour Awards from the CSLA. In addition, Mr. Asselin was actively involved as a guest speaker, Professeur Invité and studio instructor at the Université de Montréal, École d’architecture de paysage from 1980 to 2005.
Mr. Asselin received the Magnolia Silver Medal Award for “extraordinary contribution to the City of Shanghai”. More recently, in June of 2012, he was honoured by the Premier of Québec with the prestigious title of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Québec”. This honour is the highest award the Québec Government can bestow.