Park Feasibility Study in Kugaaruk (ᑰᒑᕐᔪᒃ), Nunavut
My landscape architecture work began in Nunavut, working for the Territorial Parks Department for a season in 2001. Working in the Hamlet of Kugaaruk, I studied the feasibility of developing a new park. This work involved interviews with elders, children, and hunters; cultural site assessment; historical reviews; and landscape analysis.
BC Parliament Heritage Assessment, Victoria BC
Working for Zeidler Partnership in Langford, BC, I undertook an assessment of the landscape at the BC Parliament Buildings in Victoria, BC. The work involved developing a method for data collection and analysis, modelled after the Canada Parks heritage site assessment methodology. Historical, cultural, and biophysical data was collected to create a matrix of information. The data results informed the renovations of the parliament landscape restoration.
Norma Rose Point Elementary School, Vancouver BC
During my 11-year employment with Jonathan Losee Ltd, I designed and managed construction for a number of elementary schools. The Norma Rose Point School at the University of British Columbia features a circuit of hydrology that starts with rain-water leaders from the rooftop, travels above ground through a concrete swale, then undergrounds beneath a gravel sportsfield, and spills out into a biofiltration zone. The landscape also features outdoor classrooms and a universal-design playground.