Danielle Schreiner - Landscape Architect

Works at City of Edmonton
Years of experience: 12

Last updated: October, 2023

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NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) 2007-2009
Diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology

University of Idaho 2009-2011
Bachelor's degree - Landscape Architecture
Included Summer term (2010) in Italy

AALA Associate, Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd.

AALA Associate, Donna Brown Landscape

City of Edmonton
2019 - 2022 Landscape Technician II, Development Engineering and Drawing Review
2022 - Present Principal Landscape Architect, Urban Growth and Open Space

Continue to grow the City of Edmonton's Parks systems through coordination with various City departments, External Business Partners and the Landscape Industry. I aim to be an advocate for the value Landscape Architecture within the City of Edmonton.

Question and Answers

After graduation, what was the first position you had? How did that shape where you are now as a Landscape Architect?

My first role was part of a new team in a multi-disciplinary company that was just starting to build their landscape architectural team. I had the great opportunity to work with individuals from various backgrounds and experiences, as well as on a wide variety of project types across Alberta and into BC and Saskatchewan. This experience showed me the full breadth of what a Landscape Architect can do and helped me narrow down my future career goals.

What are some of your roles and responsibilities?

- Reviewing proposed plans for parks across the City.
- Revising processes and standards for park development.
- Working with the Parks Planners on strategy and policy to guide the future of Edmonton's Landscape.
- Developing high level site plans for future parks including school sites and district parks.
- Preparing reports and memos for Council

What does a typical day look like for you?

Lots of emails, conversations, and coordination. Working for the City is very different from working in consulting - I spend less time with pen to paper working on projects and more time talking with people, researching, and writing. It's fast paced and keeps me on my toes, and it's great being in a position where I get to work with people so regularly.

What are you passionate about as a Landscape Architect?

Advocacy - I want to help as many people as I can understand what Landscape Architects can do and why utilizing our unique skill set can be an asset to their projects.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have been a part of.

The Rocky Mountain House Main Street Reconstruction
Medicine Hat 2nd Street Reconstruction
Fort Edmonton Park Utility Upgrades
Mount Edith Cavell Rehabilitation
South Saskatchewan River Recreation and Leisure Opportunities Assessment

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