LACF-FAPC Board

Executive Committee 

The LACF-FAPC Executive Committee and Board of Directors are dedicated individuals who bring their unique experience and knowledge towards realizing our mission of promoting and advancing the core values of the profession of landscape architecture. Highlight an image below to learn more... 

Vincent Asselin

Founding partner of WAA-Williams, Asselin, Ackaoui et associés Inc.

Vincent Asselin, C.Q., FCSLA, AAPQ

LACF- FAPC President 2016- current
LACF Founding Board Member, 1987

  • WAA International Ltd, Shanghai, President
  • WAA Design Kuala Lumpur, President
  • WAA Montreal, Founding Partner
 
  • CSLA President, (2017-2018)
  • CSLA President (2001-2002)

 

"As a landscape architect, I think it’s very important to support the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF), because the objectives and mission of this Foundation go well beyond the boundaries of general expertise and practice of the profession. In fact, by supporting research and the publication of various works, the Foundation becomes an internal catalyst that allows us, individually and collectively, to achieve greater horizons."

_ Vincent Asselin

Eha Naylor

Partner, Dillon Consulting Limited

Eha Naylor, FCSLA, OALA

LACF-FAPC Vice-President, 2016- current
Elected to the Board in 2014

  • Chair, OALA Practice Legislation Committee

"It is my privilege to serve on the Board because this is an important time in our profession’s evolution and the LACF provides support for growing the capacity of landscape architecture in Canada. The Board has a key role in bringing together knowledge from across the country to benefit landscape architects in their pursuit of excellence in the profession. The role of great landscape architecture in the built environment particularly needed now in the face of climate change and LACF leads innovation through research and supporting future professionals during their education.”

_ Eha Naylor

Karen LeGresley Hamre

Avens Associates Ltd., President
 

Karen LeGresley Hamre, FCSLA, NWTALA

LACF-FAPC Secretary
Elected to the Board 2015

  • Former representative for NWTALA, CSLA Board of Directors

“I strongly support the objectives of LACF, so was pleased to be asked work on the grants jury and to be on the Board. Research is an important part of any profession, and this organization helps support research related to a broad range of landscape architecture concepts."

_ Karen LeGresley Hamre

Peter Kreuk

Durante Kreuk Ltd., Founding Partner 

Peter Kreuk, FCSLA, LMCSLA, LMBCSLA, AALA

LACF Treasurer
Elected to Board in 2007

  • Chair College of Fellows (2010-2012)
  • Past President BCSLA (1990 & 2002)
  • Chair Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2015- present)
  • Director Park & Tilford Gardens (1990-2016)

“The LACF Board provides a chance to give back to a profession that has been good to me. Working with other landscape architects on the LACF Board provides a unique opportunity to meet interesting people who are motivated to grow the profession through support for students and research.”

_Peter Kreuk

Cecilia Paine

Professor Emerita | University of Guelph

Cecilia Paine, OALA, FCSLA, FASLA

LACF Scholarship Committee, Chair, 2018-present
LACF Nominating Committee, Chair, 2013-present

  • LACF President (2006-2012)
  • LACF Secretary (1988-2006)
  • LACF Grants Committee, Chair (1988-2004) 
  • LACF Board Member, 1987-present
  • LACF Founding Board Member, 1987-present
 
  • CSLA President (2000-2001)
 
  • OALA President (1988-1989)
 
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES (1999-2003)

"LACF supports research, communication and scholarship in order to expand our capacity to design landscapes that respond to challenging environmental, social and economic issues. With input from thoughtful and creative Board members and increased interest and support from donors, this is an exciting time to be involved with LACF."

_Cecelia Paine 

LACF-FAPC

Established since 1988

LACF-FAPC,

LACF Executive Committee and Directors

  • Volunteer their time
  • Donate Generously 
  • Believe in our mission  
Judy Bennett

LACF Administrative Assistant

Judy Bennett,
  • Administrator at Durante Kreuk Ltd, Vancouver, BC
  • Assistant to the LACF Treasurer
  • Adminstrator for ongoing business of the Foundation

LACF is grateful for Judy's contribution to the Foundation.  Judy has worked tirelessly providing administrative support over the last few years alongside the Executive Committee, Treasurer and with volunteer Board and Committee members.  She is our contact go-to person and we appreciate the quality of her work and her prescence.  Thanks Judy! 

LACF Board members   

Through their unique experience, knowledge and insight about landscape architecture, LACF-FAPC Board members are building a strong foundation and a better future for all.

Board of Directors:

Christine Abe

Principal/ Partner, MBTW Group, Toronto 

Christine Abe, OALA, CSLA, ASLA

LACF Director, 2019

Christine is Principal and Partner at The MBTW Group with 28 years of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture. She has a wide range of experience in various scales of projects including numerous site plan, mixed use, institutional, school, park, condominium design, streetscape and commercial centre projects. In addition, she has been involved in the master planning of parks, new communities, schools, and institutional projects. As a Principal at The MBTW Group, Christine is involved in all aspects of landscape architecture from the design and conceptualization of a project, to the working drawings, and finally through to the contract administration phase of a project.

I was honoured when I was approached to join the Board of Directors of the LACF. I think it is incumbent upon those of us that have been fortunate enough to lead successful careers in Landscape Architecture to support organizations such as LACF that do excellent work to promote the ideals and fundamental core values of the profession. 

_ Christine Abe

Arnis Budrevics

Alexander Budrevics + Associates, Owner

Arnis Budrevics, FCSLA, OALA

LACF Finance Committee Member
Elected to the Board 2017

Over the course of his 30 year + professional career, Arnis Budrevics has participated in a wide variety of landscape architectural projects including institutional, commercial, and high-density residential developments, as well as municipal park developments and streetscapes. He brings with him an extensive experience of many years as CSLA treasurer which makes Arnis a valuable member of the LACF Board.

Gerry A. Eckford

ETA landscape architecture inc., Vancouver BC

Gerry A. Eckford, MBCSLA, FCSLA

LACF Fundraising Committee, Chair
Elected to the Board 2018

  • BCSLA – Director (1989-1990) Registrar (1990-1997)
  • CLARB – Regional Director ( 1997-1999) Treasurer ( 2000-2002)
  • LACF – Grants Committee (2012-2015 )
  • State of Washington Licensed LA

"I have always believed in giving back to the profession that has provided me with the lens through which I see the world around me. As a seasoned practitioner, I want to support the current and future generations of landscape architects in achieving their scholastic, and research goals. My focus will be aimed toward achieving the highest levels of fundraising in support of all LACF programs and initiatives."

_ Gerry Eckford

Marilyn Gould

Managing Partner and Landscape Architect at Crosby Hanna & Associates

Marilyn Gould, CSLA, SALA

LACF-FAPC Director, 2019

•    Treasurer of Design Council of Saskatchewan (2014-2017)
•    Chair of Design Council of Saskatchewan (2011-2013)
•    SALA Representative for Design Council of Saskatchewan (2007 – 2017)

"Previously serving and volunteering with the Design Council of Saskatchewan for over a decade has allowed my involvement in promoting the importance of our profession and the future of design at a provincial level. It is an honour to be considered, now at a national level, to assist in supporting the future of the profession with the collective pool of passionate and talented professionals of the LACF Board of Directors".

_Marilyn Gould

Wendy Graham

Landscape Architect Consultant 

Wendy Graham, FCSLA, AAPQ

LACF Communications Committee, Chair (2014- current)
Elected to the Board in 2014

  • Landscapes | Paysages Editorial Board (2007-current)
  • College of Fellows, past Chair (2015-2016)
  • Art Director, CSLA LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES Magazine 2007-2018
  • Architect Paysagiste, Ville de Montréal, (1985-2015)

 “It is a great honour to serve LACF, in part because my father, landscape architect Donald Graham, played a role in establishing the Foundation over 30 years ago. I feel like I am carrying the torch for the original ideals that originally inspired LACF and taking an active role in shaping a better future for all."

_Wendy Graham 

Faye Langmaid

Manager of Special Projects Municipality of Clarington

Faye Langmaid, FCSLA, MCIP

Grants Committee, Chair 2004 - current
Elected to the Board in 2004

  • LACF Grants Program Juror (1998-2004)
  • CSLA National Professional Awards Program, Chair (1988 1994)
  • Director and Vice-Chair – Ontario Parks Association Foundation, (2007-2012)
  • Vice-Chair – Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee – Port Hope (2010- current)

"The Foundation assists in keeping the profession fresh, while compiling and relating our collective history as a profession in Canada. LACF provides grants for fundamental research to explore new ideas which stretch the profession. The Foundations’ ability to fund grants and scholarships has grown because of members’ dedication and dollars. It is my pleasure to serve as a Director and Grants Chair."

_ Faye Langmaid

Jill Robertson

Principal, DIALOG Edmonton

Jill Robertson, OALA, AALA, LEED-AP (ND), SITES

Scholarship and Communication Committees
Elected to the Board in 2018

  • Co-Chair, 2020 CSLA Congress in Calgary
  • Co-Chair, 2012 CSLA Congress in Halifax

“As a passionate landscape architect, am proud to represent our profession and advocate for its advancement, evolution, and lifelong learning.”

_ Jill Robertson

Cathy Sears

Manager, Landscape Architecture, EXP, Calgary and Adjunct Assistant Professor, UofC

Cathy Sears, FCSLA, AALA

Elected to the Board 2015

  • LACF Governance Committee
  • LACF Scholarship Committee
  • LACF Strategic Planning Committee, Chair 2015- present
 
  • CSLA President, (2007-2009) 
  • CSLA Board of Directors, (2003-2007)
 
  • AALA President, (2001-2003) 

“Serving on the Board is an opportunity to help fulfill the ideals of our profession and to be able to meet and stay connected with people who share those ideals. Most rewarding, is knowing the foundation supports students and professionals whose work can affect change and strengthen the future of landscape architecture.”

_ Cathy Sears

Bob Somers

Principal, Scatliff+Miller+Murray 

Bob Somers, MALA, SALA, OALA, CSLA

Elected to the Board in 2017

  • CSLA Board of Directors

 “Through my time spent with the CSLA board of directors, I began to understand the important role that the LACF plays in our profession across Canada. The groundwork that has been laid is a testament to the strong volunteer capacity and leadership of our organisation that understands the need to continue advancing our profession’s role. I’m excited to be on the board and do my part to assist in the development of LACF’s future.” 

_ Bob Somers

Ed Versteeg

Instructor, Landscape Architecture, Dalhousie University and Principal, Ed Versteeg Landscape Architect

Ed Versteeg, APALA, CSLA

Elected to the Board 2015

  • Grants Juror since 2012  
  • Member on the Scholarship, Fundraising & Grants Committees

"It is important for landscape architects to actively support the growth and development of their profession. LACF provides a productive and rewarding opportunity to contribute to landscape architecture in Canada; the foundation has been a champion of communication, research and scholarship in landscape architecture for more than 25 years."

_ Ed Versteeg

John E. Zvonar

Conservation Landscape Architect, Heritage Conservation Services, PSPC (since 1992)
 

John E. Zvonar, FCSLA, OALA

LACF Director, 2019

John’s many achievements include the management of the Conservation Landscape Architecture discipline within the federal government’s Centre of Excellence in Heritage Conservation and an active contribution to the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. He has had varying inputs over the years to: Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court of Canada and Rideau Hall, and multiple NHSCs across the country and abroad (incl. the Canadian National Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorials).

Affiliations include: Member of the Examining Board, OALA (1992 – 2001); Jury member of LACF submissions to LACF (2014 – present); voting member for Canada of the ICOMOS-IFLA Cultural Landscapes Scientific Committee (2015 – present); and past-president, Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (2009-2013).

"I was asked to ‘stand’ in part because of my on-going role in evaluating submissions to the LACF every December since 2014. With that experience, and as I near ‘retirement’ from the federal civil service, I imagine that my range of experiences can be of benefit to the work of the Board and, ultimately, the CSLA".

_ John Zvonar