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Jean Trottier , Urban Design

Landscape architect and urban planner by training, Jean Trottier is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture of the University of Manitoba. In private practice since 1990, he has collaborated to numerous resort projects, most notably in the master planning and landscape design of Mont-Tremblant (Quebec) and Stratton (Vermont) resorts for Intrawest Corporation and of Fernie and Kimberley Resorts (British Columbia) for Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Originally based in Montreal he moved to Vancouver in 2001 to join the engineering firm Urban Systems Ltd. where he was responsible for developing area structure plans and design guidelines for the cities of Langley, Coquitlam, Fort St-John (B.C), and Medicine Hat (Alberta). Through his on-going design practice he was finalist in the 2003 international competition for Montreal`s Administrative and Cultural Complex with the Winnipeg firm Cohlmeyer Architects.

Since 2001 Jean teaches site analysis and planning at the University of Manitoba`s undergraduate Environmental Design program. He also directs design and regional planning studios in the graduate program in Landscape Architecture. Trilingual, he was invited professor at the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (Managua, Nicaragua), the University of British Columbia, the State University of Utah, and the Urban Design program at the University of Calgary. His research activities deal with spatial analysis and urban design controls. He is investigating, for the purpose of environmental assessment, the overlap between geographical information systems and visual simulation.

Jean has a Bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Montreal (1990) and a Masters degree in urban planning from McGill University (1997).

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