David Powell – CSLA College of Fellows

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David began his career in 1975 with Ontario Provincial Parks as a Regional Landscape Architect and Park Planner, in Toronto at the Site Planning Unit, and then near Ottawa. He worked on a variety of park developments from campgrounds to day-use areas, amphitheatres to visitor centres as well as park management plans in the Algonquin and Eastern Regions. A move to Regina in 1984 began eight years in a similar role with Saskatchewan Provincial Parks, supervising a small team of landscape architects while completing system and management planning efforts. 

David operated a private consulting practice from 1992 until joining Scatliff+Miller+Murray’s Regina office in 2017. During much of this time he was retained as an Environmental Assessment Officer, bringing a landscape-based sensibility to project reviews for Saskatchewan Environment. He has been privileged to experience remarkable natural settings across many parts of either province while carrying out recreational design or planning duties. 

Completed project highlights include a series of recreational pathways in Regina affording cycling and walking linkages across the city, several provincial park campgrounds, Regina’s first green roof, working closely with park staff on site to develop Murphy’s Point Park in Ontario, designing numerous urban parks in Regina, and background documents leading to the establishment of Great Blue Heron Provincial Park and other parks in Saskatchewan, as both a consultant and a civil servant. 

During his professional career, David has volunteered with SALA for many years. He has served as President as well as Treasurer, has spearheaded efforts toward legislated status for the association over the last decade, and acted on membership, academic award and conference planning committees. He sat on the CSLA Board of Directors and the awards of excellence jury. David continues to volunteer with various local music and trail groups in Regina.