Maria del Sol Galdón - Landscape Architect

Works at Galdon / Planta Landscape Studio
Years of experience: 16

Last updated: May, 2023

Career Journey

2000 - 2008



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Future Ambitions

Master of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture Study Abroad (Regional Studies), Bachelor of Applied Interior Design

Matrix Landscape Architecture

University of British Columbia Design Centre for Sustainability

O2 Planning + Design Inc.

Become a better landscape architect every day.

Question and Answers

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

How important our work is for the world we live in.

What are some of your roles and responsibilities?

Managing the team is probably the most challenging of my responsibilities. Our work comes from our passion for the profession... that makes our role as a landscape architect easy to carry out.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Start at 6:30. Do most of my computer, email, scheduling, design work until 10am.
Run around the city from site to site... sometimes until late in the evening.

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

Plant knowledge is very important and something I feel lacks with young professionals.
Life experiences such as travel, experiencing people, places, culture is very important for Landscape Architects to design great spaces.

What are you passionate about as a Landscape Architect?

I love everything about the profession! The people in it, the creative process, the gratification of my work being enjoyed by others...

What advice would you give a new Landscape Architect?

Be passionate about what you do, every project counts, scale, size, budget doesn't matter. Each and every one is just as important.

What are your future goals?

Make my next project, my best project.

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