Wendy Shearer

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Wendy Shearer has a B.A. from Glendon College, York University, 1969 and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, 1981. She became a full member of the OALA in 1984. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (formerly CAPHC) and the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation. She was co-chair of the ASLA Historic Preservation Group.

In 1984 she established Wendy Shearer Landscape Architect Limited and for 24 years provided landscape architecture and heritage consulting services on a wide range of projects.

In 2008 she joined MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC) as Landscape Architect and Managing Director of Cultural Heritage to continue sharing her expertise with a broad range of public and private clients.

She was an adjunct professor at the University of Guelph from 1995 to 1999 and currently teaches the Cultural Landscape course at the University of Victoria in the Cultural Resource Management Program. She has been a frequent speaker in Canada and the United States on the topic of Cultural Landscape Preservation.

Throughout her professional life, she mentored many intern landscape architects and continues to be a role model in the business and practice of landscape architecture.

Wendy has an exceptional ability to move beyond design and planning into implementation and construction especially within the evolving heritage field. She has a pioneering spirit which inspires both colleagues and clients, bridging the gap between landscape architecture and the protection of our most meaningful landmark sites.
 

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