Cecelia Paine

Cecelia Paine

OALA, FCSLA

Cecelia Paine is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, where she teaches community design, urban park and open space planning, and professional practice. Her academic research interests include contemporary Canadian design practice, heritage landscape conservation and design for walkability. Prior to joining the University of Guelph, she practised in Ottawa for 16 years, where her firm focused on heritage conservation, urban design, and urban parks and open space planning. She has served as an advisor to international, national, provincial, regional and local governments on heritage landscapes, including, for example, the conservation of Parque del Este in Caracas, Venezuela. She has presented her work at conferences, and published in professional and scholarly journals, nationally and internationally. Cecelia is the recipient of numerous professional awards for design, planning, research and communication. Her work on the redesign of Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa in the 1980s is one of her most recognized built projects. She has made significant contributions to the conservation of Canadian heritage landscapes, including the Queen’s Park Legislative Assembly grounds in Toronto, Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in Alberta. Other major projects include master plans for three sectors of Ottawa’s Greenbelt. Cecelia has served as president of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), was the founding editor of the CSLA’s professional magazine, Landscapes Paysages, and is past president and current board member of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. She is a member of OALA, and a fellow of the CSLA and the American Society of Landscape Architects.