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Chris Canning

Bachelor of Education, Magna cum Laude
ersity of Ottawa 

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture 
University of

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Honors 
University of Guelph 

Edinburgh College of Art (Semester Abroad)

Studied sculpture under John Fillion, Korean Lay Zen Monk. 



Full Member Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Volunteer Experience
OALA Ground Magazine Editorial Board 

Abbreviated Project Experience

Acme Grocery Store Parking Lot
Heat Island and Stormwater Mitigation

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Oberlin College

Frank and Maria Stata Center, MIT


FDR Springwood Estate, Visitor Orientation Facility and Presidential Library

Keystone Building Capital Complex, Landscape on Structure 


Milton Hershey Elementary and High School Campus Masterplan

Ottawa City Courthouse Greenroof

Paper Mill Run Stream Riparian Restoration and Demonstration Project - Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania




We specialize in tying Ecology into EVERY landscape project which will both delight the senses and improve environmental resilience, while orchestrating partnerships with significantly diverse community groups, city, state and federal bureaucracy. Regularly implement the principles of restoration ecology, sustainable design and environmentally sound stormwater management practices in work. 

Chris Canning is a registered landscape architect and ecological designer with international experience and a instructor at  Queens University.  Sustainable design, that integrates green infrastructure into the urban landscape, has been his focal point. Chris’ work  ranges in scales and typologies from the Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT - Cambridge, MA and the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH to the Milton Hershey School Campus - Hershey, PA.

As a landscape architect, Chris has practiced landscape architecture the internationally recognized firms Andropogon Associates and Olin Partnership in Philadelphia, PA, and at the nonprofit Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington, DE. Chris has lectured at the University of Guelph, been a invited juror at Philadelphia University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He co-taught Regional Planning with Professor Phil Lewis Jr., awarded ASLA Medal and one of three co-inventors of the overlay method (GIS). 



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