Kenyon Harris - Landscape Architectural Technologist

Career Journey



2007-2011 and 2022

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Future Ambitions

Landscape Architectural Technology Diploma from N.A.I.T.

IBI Group - Senior Landscape Architectural Technologist

Strathcona County - Open Space Project Manager

Toole Design - Designer II

To continue to learn more and strive to make our open spaces an enjoyable place to be.

Question and Answers

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

My first job after graduating was as a junior LAT at Bassett Associates in Calgary. I learned a lot in the short time that I worked there about creating the drawing packages. I enjoyed working with Chris Shukuda learning from his experience. Having worked in landscaping for many years I really enjoyed being involved in the project management side of things and seeing the plans that were on paper get constructed.

What is something that surprised you at the start of your career? or What is something that surprises you about being a Landscape Architectural Technologist?

I was surprised how quickly I would be involved in almost all aspects of the projects that I was working on. I had a background in landscape construction and was quickly sent on site to monitor the contractors and ensure that they were completing the project correctly. What I enjoy most about my job is seeing areas that were once barren or run down become a lively enjoyable place to be.

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

I enjoyed working on the open spaces in Strathcona County. The type of work varied from planting additional trees along a boulevard, replacing sidewalks, building outdoor skating rinks, dog parks, baseball field redevelopment, shade structures, or working with local artists to add their art installations to the parks.

What are your future goals?

To continue to work on projects that improve the areas that we live. I enjoy working on projects that add beauty to our open spaces and make it more enjoyable to be out in them.

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