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Brendan Stewart

Brendan Stewart OALA, CSLA, CAHP is an award winning landscape architect and heritage planner whose research, teaching, practice, and creative scholarship focuses on cultural landscapes and the adaptive re-use of public and community spaces through participatory design processes. He is an Associate Professor of landscape architecture at the University of Guelph where he teaches community design studios and courses on professional practice and materials and techniques for sustainable landscape construction. Brendan worked at ERA between 2009 and 2017 where he helped to develop the landscape practice, and he continues to collaborate with the firm on strategic initiatives and projects.

Throughout his career, Brendan has been actively engaged in the academic, professional, and community spheres, through built work, exhibitions, academic and professional publications, and conference presentations nationally and internationally. He is a regular invited critic in the architecture, landscape architecture and planning programs at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and Toronto Metropolitan University, and is a director of the Friends of Allan Gardens (FOAG), the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (AHLP), and plazaPOPS, which he has co-led with ERAs Artist-in-Residence, Daniel Rotsztain, since 2018. Brendan was recently awarded the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects 2023 Research and Innovation award.

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