As Founding Member, Kent Ford brings twenty seven 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, 26 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.