Dora Berry - Landscape Architectural Technologist

Works at Nature's Elements and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Years of experience: 17

Last updated: July, 2023

Career Journey

1997 to present


1998 - 2002

Career Milestone 1


Career Milestone 2

2006- current

Career Milestone 3


Future Ambitions

2003 - BSc. Environmental &Conservation Sciences (Hon.)
Conservation Biology & Management - U of Alberta, AB

2007 - Landscape Architectural Technology Dipl. (Hon.)

current - Prairie Horticulture Cert.
Olds College, U of SK, Assiniboine Comm. College

Salisbury Greenhouses
1998 - 2002
Information & Education Services, Garden Centre Assistant Manager, Propagation & Plant Care

University of Calgary
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Field Research Assistant: Bat Ecology (AB), Legume Floral Cycling (Idaho & Montana, USA)

University of Alberta, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, & Home Economics
2002 - 2005
Recruitment Officer, Student & Faculty Liaison

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Department of Biological Sciences
Sessional Instructor (Sabbatical Substitute)

EIDOS Consultants Inc.
2006 - 2012
Environmental Planner, LAT, Designer

Nature’s Elements
2006 - current
Owner, Sustainable Landscape Designer, Educator

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Landscape Architectural Technology
2023 - current

To continue educating and inspiring others, as well as to continue my own growth. The importance of ecological and sustainable design has been pressing for decades and now should be the foundation to all our works.

Question and Answers

What does a typical day look like for you?

Early morning gardening.
Coffee. Emails.
Coffee. Meetings, site visits, drafting.
Family time, me time, food.
Tea. Emails, drafting.
Sweet, sweet sleep

What skills do you feel are important to have as a Landscape Architectural Technologist?

Ability to listen to the details and ask questions. Focus and tenacity. A genuine curiosity in our natural world and joy in creating.

What are you passionate about as a Landscape Architectural Technologist?

I am passionate about our Earth, enriching and supporting it, and highlighting its beauty to bring people to place.

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

- Bridgelands Rain Gardens, City of Calgary
- Constructed Wetlands & Trails, Coventry Hills SWMF, City of Calgary
- Planting Design, Polar Extremes exhibit, Edmonton Valley Zoo, Edmonton
- Rain Gardens & Green Roof (original design), John Janzen Nature Centre, Edmonton
- Ciara's Garden, Childhood Cancer Private Memorial, St. Paul County
- Memorial Gardens, Glory Lutheran Church, Strathcona County

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