Environmental Design Program and Department of Landscape Architecture
201K John A. Russell Building
84 Curry Place, University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M6
- Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Manitoba
- Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Manitoba
Leanne is a licensed landscape architect with the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). She has a multi-disciplinary professional background in design and building and has worked in architectural design-build and landscape architecture in Winnipeg for over fifteen years. Leanne has also worked in urban design and landscape architecture in Ontario, Shanghai, and Sydney.
Leanne is the Program Coordinator and Chair of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Awards of Excellence Program, a CSLA Student Awards of Excellence Program task-force member, and a two-term member of the City of Winnipeg Urban Design Advisory Committee. Leanne regularly juries the BENCHmark / Storefront Manitoba International Design Competition. In addition to teaching, she maintains an active wood-fire ceramics practice and works as a design consultant.
Teaching and research
Leanne has been teaching in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba since 2013. Since 2017, she has been cross-appointed as an Instructor with the Environmental Design Program and the Department of Landscape Architecture. She teaches consecutive courses and cohorts across the program years, providing an essential curricular link for the ED program. In the second year, Leanne teaches Ecology + Design and Design Studio 2. In the Landscape Architecture program, as part of ED3 Landscape + Urbanism Studio 3 and MLA Studio 1, she teaches a one-week pre-term drawing workshop leading to a three-week Field Studies trip to Europe, which she has been co-facilitating and organizing since 2015. Additionally, she teaches the MLA 1 Landscape Architecture Communications course.
Leanne’s teaching and research interests include drawing for spatial and temporal inquiry and operational site investigation and documentation for social-ecological system understanding. Since joining the Faculty full-time, Leanne has been working to increase cross-disciplinary communication and curricular scaffolding in the Environmental Design Program with Instructors who teach in the ecology and technology streams.