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Bachelor in Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture - University of Manitoba
Landscape Architecture Intern with Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Lethbridge, AB
Junior Landscape Architect with Scatliff+Miller+Murray Inc. in Calgary, AB
Landscape Architect with Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Calgary, AB
To continue to make a positive impact on the landscape for the community.
I got a summer position with a small landscape company in Ontario where I designed small scale private residential projects.
I was surprised at how much on the job learning was required and the extent of knowledge I needed to gain right away with regards to computer programs, local & municipal guidelines/ specifications/ bylaws that was needed to complete my day to day tasks.
I am responsible for assisting in developing projects within the City of Calgary. I work with internal departments, consultants and contractors to ensure project deliverables align with the project overall goals and objectives, budgets and timelines.
A typical day includes tracking project progress on the various projects I am working on, whether that is in the planning, execution or closing stages. Keeping on top of communications between the various internal and external stakeholders, attending meetings, and going out to site.
Time management, ability to problem solve (small scale and big picture problems that come up), strong communication, recognize your strengths and weaknesses and collaboration.
I am passionate about being creative and improving the public realm, whether that is solving an existing problem or providing a new amenity for people to use for years to come.
I think all of my projects have been exciting, you are impacting the community with each project. It is exciting to see your design come to life and how the public engages and interacts with something that was once just an idea in your head.
To adapt when things don't necessarily go your way in design and implementation. You won't always have the perfect team, client, budget, timeline, etc. You need to be good at creative problem solving and adapting to make the best with each situation.
Try to expose yourself to a variety of projects and get on site and be included in the complete project process as much and as early as you can. Learn from others, it's easy to get in a bubble and forget about work being done outside of the company you work for.
To continue to learn and build my passion for landscape architecture and continue to work to provide incredible amenities for Calgary.