Shannon Baker

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Shannon Baker, BLA, MUDS OALA, CSLA

Manager of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

Associate

Key Highlights:

  • More than 14 years of experience in cultural heritage, landscape architecture, environmental, and urban design projects ranging from streetscape and urban design to cultural and natural heritage landscape conservation
  • Shannon has led numerous heritage conservation district studies, plans, and guidelines; heritage impact assessments; heritage character statements; and cultural heritage landscape and urban design portions of many heritage conservation districts
  • Her experience with historical research and site design have informed her award-winning work on restoration plans for heritage landscapes, including national historic sites, design / development guideline packages for parks and open spaces with heritage elements, and historic streetscape design and rehabilitation guidelines
  • Knowledgeable about the site plan process, Shannon’s strong problem-solving skills are enhanced by her intuitive grasp of context and issues. In addition, she has excellent project management, innovative public and stakeholder consultation, design, and technical abilities
  • Strong interest in biologically-complex landscapes, including landscape design and construction administration of naturalized channels, enhanced and created wetlands, and bioengineering

Select Project Experience:

  • Cultural Heritage
    • Downtown Perth Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan, Perth, Ontario
    • Randwood Estates Heritage Impact Assessment, Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    • Deloro Mine Site – The Role of Landform and Vegetation in Defining the Cultural Heritage Landscape of Deloro Industrial and Mining Areas, Deloro, Ontario
  • Environmental Design
    • Pine Meadows Environmental Implementation Report, Guelph, Ontario
    • Forbes Creek – natural channel design, landscape rehabilitation, and fish habitat compensation plan, Cambridge, Ontario
    • Pinery Bluffs Vegetation Management Plan, Grand Bend, Ontario
    • Topper Woods Stage II Tree Inventory and Preservation Plan, Kitchener, Ontario
  • Urban Design and Urban Spaces
    • City of Hamilton Co-ordinated Street Furniture Guidelines, Hamilton, Ontario
    • Durham College Campus Master Plan Update, Durham Region, Ontario
    • Northdale Land Use and Community Improvement Plan Study – landscape and heritage input into urban design guidelines, Waterloo, Ontario
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