Gail Shillingford has a strong background in urban design and landscape architecture, a combination that provides her with a broad understanding and working knowledge of the frameworks of master planning including built form, open space, and movement systems, and has enriched her expertise in the design of significant urban environments. Gail studied in Toronto and Alberta, and has provided professional expertise to clients in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. Her expertise in all aspects of project management and development, master planning and complete community based design, open space and public realm design, public consultation, graphic design and presentation, computer aided design and compelling hand renderings stems from 17 years of landscape architecture, urban design and planning experience.
Gail played a significant role as a project manager and senior urban designer on several award-winning campus based master planning projects: Seneca College (Three Campuses) Master Plan, Toronto; the Campus Master Plan for Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario; the Open Space Master Plan for the University of Toronto; and the National Park Master Plan and Physical Development Plan for the island of Barbados. Gail recently worked on two significant campus master plan projects: the master plan for the University of Calgary’s West Campus Lands, which entailed the development of a complete, viable, and sustainable community, and Assiniboine College’s North Hill Campus in Brandon, Manitoba. She is currently working on the campus master plan for the University of Manitoba’s core academic campus, as well as the development of their surrounding endowment lands.
Other key relevant projects include the University of Regina Campus Master Plan, Saskatechewan and the University of New Brunswick Endowment Lands.