Tyler was introduced to landscape through his undergrad in Food Sciences. During this time, he owned and operated a small urban farm supplying vegetables to a local farm-to-fork employing under-utilized Indigenous techniques, sourced agriculturally antiquated plant varietals, seed-saved, and otherwise grew food not commonly seen on store shelves. Agriculture brought them to history, culture, design, and sustainability.
Since graduating, he’s worked as Sustainability Director for a Vancouver-based meal service, operated an e-commerce bulk grocer, and served as writer and Creative Director for a burgeoning food systems publication.
Now, going into his final year in UBC’s Masters of Landscape Architecture program, he has developed an affinity towards restorative design, the language and authenticity of landscape, and the history and culture of space. His designs tend towards the social and ecological. Driven by a deep-seated curiosity, he is always eager to learn how to evolve and push his skillset and expand his knowledgebase.
Tyler would like to extend his gratitude to Prospect & Refuge for this learning opportunity and express his excitement to be entering the industry.