Landscape architecture celebrates 50 years at U of G

Landscape architecture education celebrates 50 years at the Unviersity of GuelphThe University of Guelph celebrated half a century of landscape architecture education earlier this fall.

In 1964 the University Senate approved the bachelor of landscape architecture program at the newly established University of Guelph. Ten years later, U of G launched the master of landscape architecture program, the second of its kind in Canada and the first in Ontario.

Since 1964, U of G has graduated nearly 1,500 landscape architecture students, who make up a large percentage of practising and academic landscape architects in Canada. Perhaps the most exciting part of their legacy is the mark that the five decades of students have left on our local landscape and beyond.

“We wanted to celebrate and recognize the fantastic alumni that have come out of the landscape architecture program,” says Prof. Sean Kelly, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. “We started by collecting information on 50 notable alumni, but couldn’t stop there. We have over 70 alumni profiles complete and plan to keep adding to it.”

View the Notable Alumni of LA project.