City of Windsor landscape architect elected as president of provincial association

Photo courtesy of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) has elected Stefan Fediuk as its new president.

Mr. Fediuk’s impact has been felt by the City of Windsor, where he has worked for the past 15 years, and previously with both the private and public sectors in Winnipeg, including nine years with the City of Winnipeg, all as a landscape architect.

His most recent accomplishments include leading efforts to build the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Centennial Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront. He has also actively prepared the Parks Master Plan with the City of Windsor’s Parks Department, which proposed the Ojibway National Urban Park, paving the way for UNESCO Heritage designation of the Detroit River.

Mr. Fediuk, who has served on the OALA Council for seven years, including two as vice president, was acclaimed as a Councillor at the Association’s Annual General Meeting on April 27th and elected president by fellow Councillors the following day.

“I’m very grateful to be chosen for the role of president,” said Mr. Fediuk. “The work landscape architects do for our province is incredibly valuable, and we will continue to strongly promote our work during my tenure.”

A graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program from University of Manitoba, Mr. Fediuk has been a Landscape Architect in Manitoba and was granted the title Landscape Architect in Ontario since 2009. He is well published in the horticultural industry and is an active member of several OALA Committees. Last year, Mr. Fediuk was also one of three recipients of the David Erb Memorial Award for outstanding volunteerism.

Founded in 1968, OALA is a self-regulating professional association representing over two thousand landscape architects in Ontario. In accordance with the Landscape Architect Title Act, passed in 1984, OALA maintains standards of professional practice and conduct, consistent with the need to serve and protect public interest.