Alissa North

Image of a garden for the 7th edition of the International Garden Festival, in Grand-Métis, Quebec, 2006.
Alissa North is the Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, where she is an Associate Professor.
Alissa is the author of Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space (Birkhäuser: 2013), for which she was awarded the OALA 2014 Research and Innovation award, and of “Processing Downsview Park: transforming a theoretical diagram to master plan and construction reality” in the Journal of Landscape Architecture.
She is also a Founding Partner of North Design Office, a Toronto based landscape architecture practice. The office is committed to the idea that well-designed urban environments and open spaces create vibrant communities and ecologies. North Design Office has been awarded and published internationally through their competition proposals and public space installations. The Toronto-based office was established in 2005 in partnership with Pete North, and draws from the partners’ expertise in research and theory to solve challenging urban issues, and develop inventive approaches to designing the built environment.