I have been a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design since 1999, prior to which I taught at two universities in Halifax and at Olds College, and practiced landscape architecture and planning with private sector firms in Calgary and Winnipeg. I am a registered landscape architect and planner specialized in urban design and I continue to practice, where our work emphasizes a landscape approach to urbanism.
I have been Associate Dean (Academic) since 2012. I am delighted that our new Master of Landscape Architecture program now joins our Master of Planning and Master of Architecture, forming an integrated suite of professional programs that help to make EVDS unique. I teach studios and theory courses, and work at combining my research, teaching, theoretical work, and professional practice in ways that challenge the status quo while remaining strongly practical.
My research is centred in the SAPL Urban Lab, an innovative research group that I have directed since 2000. It is an ongoing experiment in education, research, and outreach and provides internships for students and opportunities for university/community collaborations. Research falls under several topic areas, including urban design at various scales, urban morphology, neighbourhood planning and design, small town planning, parks and open space planning, and health and the built environment, with a particular focus on walkability. I am always interested in supervising new research students whose interests and background coincide with these topics in ways that can help to advance knowledge and practice.
Some outside involvements include chairing the Jury of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Student Design Competition (since 2003) http://iflaonline.org/awards/student-competition/, and serving as a member of IFLA’s Education Committee, and I have contributed to design review as member and Co-Chair of the Design Review Panel for the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo (City of Fort McMurray) (2012-2014), and Member and Chair/Co-Chair of Calgary’s Urban Design Review Panel from 2004-2012.
Dr. Beverly A Sandalack, PhD, is the recipient of the 2020 International Federation of Landscape (IFLA) Architects President’s Award.
Beverly Sandalack CV