Wendy Duggan

Landscape Designer BLA (Hons), BSc

In addition to 15 years’ landscape architecture experience in New Zealand, Wendy has held senior management roles at a 420-hectare camp and outdoor education centre in Christchurch, NZ. She also has experience as an artist, art educator, and cafe owner. Her role as a member of the Whaka Ora Healthy Harbour Community Advisory Group focussed on stewardship of the planting and waterways of Lyttelton Harbour, one of New Zealand’s major inlets. Now back in Canada – her birthplace and childhood home – she brings her multifaceted skill set to PLANT projects. Several years after she completed a degree in Geography, her love of nature and keen interest in sculpture and other three-dimensional art forms spurred her to study landscape architecture. Her design experience includes landscapes for large-scale retirement villages; a forest regeneration program and the introduction of athletic fields, basketball courts, terraces and other amenities to an educational camp sited on a hillside; and collaborating with engineers to draft repair-assessment floor plans for residences damaged by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and aftershocks. She has also prepared large commercial tenders and project managed complex subcontractor teams. Her executive-suite areas of expertise include marketing, fundraising, budgeting, human resources, and health & safety. Wendy’s PLANT projects include Mulock Park, the landscape for the University of Waterloo’s new Mathematics Building, and the outdoor play area at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Institute of Child Studies Laboratory School.