Kent Ford's Biography


As Founding Member, Kent Ford brings twenty six years of landscape architecture related experience to the group. Kent′s relationship with landscape design began during his formative years growing up in Markham, Ontario. His father, a school principal, encouraged Kent′s horticultural and construction interests while at the same time his mother, a successful artist, cultivated Kent′s budding creative abilities through painting and sketching.

Kent found his way to the University of Guelph, Ontario where he received an Honors Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1986. He then went on to apprentice on several urban design projects including the development of Metro Hall and CBC Broadcast Center, in Toronto, Lakefront Promenade Park, numerous Town Master Plans through throughout Ontario and the recreational design of Universal Studios of Orlando, Florida.

Kent founded his own design practice in 1991 and since that time has been the recipient of several awards, including a City of Toronto Urban Design Award for the Alex Wilson Community Garden in Toronto, 20 Awards of Excellence for residential design from Landscape Ontario and a recent New York Times review of his submission for the World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition.

Kent's work was featured for eight years (1997- 2005) on CityTV's CityLine Program, and can be regularly seen in Canadian House and Home, Landscape Architecture, Homes and Cottages and Style at Home magazines as well as the National Post, Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.

Kent is also an active guest lecturer at Canada Blooms and the Civic Garden Centre and chairs the Certified Landscape Designers Group within Landscape Ontario.

To contact Kent, email kent@kentforddesign.com