BLA, OALA (Associate), Landscape Designer

Lauren Mac Isaac

Lauren believes landscape architecture can act as a means of bringing people and communities from different walks of life together. From social justice advocacy to mental and physical well-being, she sees creating equitable designs as a tool for healing. Lauren has a particular interest in restorative urban and recreational design, which she pairs with her deep passion for climate action and sustainability, aiming to create resilient landscapes that are long-lasting and can survive the changing environment.

As a landscape designer at Seferian Design Group, Lauren is an Associate Member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), and is currently working towards full membership and licensure. She is a member of the CSLA Committee on Climate Adaptation as well as the coastal workgroup and the nature-based solutions workgroup, where she is excited to work with landscape architects from across the country on climate advocacy and education in the profession.

She recently graduated with distinction from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Minor in Sustainable Business, where she was the recipient of the Land Art Design Landscape Architecture Inc. Scholarship and Board of Govenor’s Scholarship. Lauren was a member of the Landscape Architecture Student Society, and volunteered with the UofG Sustainability Office as well as at various OALA events. As a member of a collaborative design and technical team, their augmented reality x public art design WE[AR] became the first winner of its kind for the 2023 Winter Stations Exhibit. Her joint design submission for the National Capital Commission’s 2023 Urban Design Challenge also received an honourable mention for jury appreciation, ranking in the top four from student entries across the country.

Outside of the office, Lauren can usually be found outdoors exploring parks, trails, gardens, either at home or on her travels. She also enjoys all things creative, including film photography, mixed digital media, and fashion.