Mark Steele

Adjunct Faculty
Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architect and Principal at The Landplan Studio Inc., Guelph.

Mark has been practicing landscape architecture for over fourteen years; designing unique spaces that are enjoyable, memorable and deliver value for businesses, communities, and individuals. Mark regularly speaks to university classes about the professional practice of landscape architecture and provides participant review in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects’ Professional Development Programme.

Mark’s involvement in gardens and construction has been life-long. From his early memories of gardening with his grandmother to his first job on a construction site, Mark has been enamoured with the results of hard work and the rewards of patience.

Mark was recognized by his peers from across Canada in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ Best in Canada Awards of Excellence programme for his work at the MacEwan Terrace at Riverwood (Mississauga). Situated in the heart of Mississauga, MacEwan Terrace is an accessible gathering space with opportunities to observe, learn about and enjoy nature.

Other significant projects include the Enabling Garden at MacEwan Terrace, Riverwood; Rose Garden Water Feature, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington; Landscape Revitalization at the Fairmont-Hamilton Princess Hotel, Bermuda; Natural Area Restoration and Multiuse Facilities - City View Park, Burlington; Tundra Trek and Giant Panda Exhibits, Toronto Zoo; Heritage inspired restoration McKay-Varley House, Markham; Headwater Restoration of the East Branch of Fletcher’s Creek, Brampton; and Master Plans for the Park and Interior Plant Collection at Allan Gardens, Toronto.