Hey, I'm Justin-Benjamin 'JB' Taylor. I'm a registered Landscape Architect (CSLA, BCSLA) living & working in Vancouver since finishing a Masters at UBC SALA in 2016. Prior to that, I attended uWaterloo School of Planning, where I received a professional degree in urban planning, majoring in Urban Design & minoring in Knowledge Integration — i.e. trans-disciplinary studies.

In every new design, I take opportunities to jump-down every available rabbit-hole to fully understand the context of the problem, the research that precedes it, and the nuances that are a catalyst for an iterative process. The idea of trans-disciplinarity — that complex problems cannot be solved by a single discipline, or even just by professionals — is an ever-present mantra. For example, my Master's thesis straddled the unlikely intersection of landscape architecture and astronautics; considering the potential role and voice of the landscape architect in the continued discussion on space exploration and habitability. This work was published and presented in 2016 at an international NASA-led space conference.

I'm also a small-batch ceramist! Check out my hobby work NewbieCeramics.com, on Instagram or TikTok!

Education

The University of British Columbia | Master of Landscape Architecture, 2013 – 2016

University of Waterloo | Bachelor of Environment, 2009 – 2013

  • Professional Degree in Honours Planning, Specializations in Urban Design & Land Use Planning, Minor in Knowledge Integration

EXTRAS

  • University of Waterloo Sustainability Project

  • uWaterloo Student Planning Association

  • Canadian Association of Planning Students

  • Waterloo Public Interest Research Group

EXPERIENCE

DURANTE-KREUK | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, 2018 PRESENT | INTERN LA, 2016 – 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Design Development, Detail Design, Construction Documents, Planting Plans, Illustrative Rendering and Presentation Graphics, Client/Consultant Coordination, Peer Mentorship

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Masterplans & Guidelines: Surrey City Centre Development, Maple Ridge City Centre Development, Liveable Deep Cove...

  • Parks & Open Space: White Rock Memorial Park, Burnaby Village Museum, Brewery District Transit Plaza, Burke Mountain D9 Park...

  • High-Rise: The Pacific Tower & Artscape Passive House, The Luxe, The Meridian, The Ellsworth, Dansey Avenue, 625 North, Plaza 104 Surrey, Broadway SGSC, Brewery B8...

  • Mid-Rise & Townhome: River Park Place 2, Elevate at Pemberton, Eleven West, Victoria & 11th, Haven Townhomes, 14th Avenue Townhomes, Arcola Street, The Vista, The Brownley, Jubilee MGV...

  • Institutional: TRU Nursing & Public Health, VIU Trades Precinct...

  • Commercial: Broadway+Hemlock, 3777 Kingsway, Marriott Langley, Cascades Casino...

on linked in | UBC GRaduate T.A. & R.A. | UWATERLOO Undergrad T.A. | ALTERNATIVES JOURNAL BRAND LEAD | NIKO APPAREL Lead DESIGNER | DEFLIPPIS DESIGN RESIDENTIAL ARCH DESIGNER ...


EXTRAS

HOBBIES | 2017-2020

NEWBIECERAMICS.com

NETWORKS | ONGOING

BIDC | BLACK + INDIGENOUS DESIGN COLLECTIVE

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