Shauna Gillies-Smith

Shauna Gillies-Smith is the principal of Ground, a landscape architecture practice with a focus on artful and sustainable landscapes in urban settings. Gillies-Smith received a MAUD degree from Harvard’s GSD, a MArch from the University of British Columbia, and a BA (Econ) from Queen’s University. Trained first as an architect and urban designer, her shift to landscape practice was motivated by the desire to reveal the potentials of surprise and pleasure in the urban experience. Gillies-Smith has taught design studios at a number of institutions, has lectured widely and both she, and her firm, have been honored with numerous awards.