about us

Ron Williams, a longtime professor and former director of the School of Landscape Architecture at the Université de Montréal, is a practising architect and landscape architect and a member of the Order of Canada.

about us

A white-haired man sits, smiling, before a bookshelf, his shirt-pocket filled with pens.

Ron Williams, principal editor / author of landscapeperspectives.ca

A longtime professor and former director at the School of Landscape Architecture of the Université de Montréal, Ron Williams is a Montreal landscape architect and architect. As a founding partner of the landscape architecture and urban design firm WAA (Williams, Asselin, Ackaoui and associates), along with Vincent Asselin, Malaka Ackaoui and Sachi Williams, he participated in many important and award-winning projects including the Montreal Beach Park on Ile Notre-Dame; the Biodôme de Montréal; several urban plazas in downtown Montreal; the Jardin de l’Espace Saint-Roch and the rehabilitation of avenue Honoré-Mercier in Quebec City. Mr. Williams is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and was honoured in 2007 with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the CSLA. His book Landscape Architecture in Canada, a history of Canada’s designed landscapes, was published in 2014 by McGill-Queen’s University Press and the Presses de l’Université de Montréal in English and French versions. In July 2018, Mr. Williams was appointed to membership in the Order of Canada.

Ron and Sachi Williams live in a 1920s Garden City neighbourhood designed by Frederick Todd, Canada’s outstanding landscape architect, near the historic village of Pointe-Claire, Quebec (founded 1710), which they are actively trying to preserve.

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