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Cheryl Bouwmeester may be an Ontario native, but she has found her niche on the west coast. Upon arrival in Vancouver, she “fell in love with the neighbourhoods, the culture, and of course the proximity to the natural environment.”
For those who know her, this may come as no surprise. In Cheryl’s case, a biophilic appreciation was instilled at a young age. Some of her fondest memories recall moments spent playing outside with her sisters and enjoying the distinct seasonal transitions of her home climate.
Her interest in landscape architecture reflects this evident appreciation for the capacity of place to influence people. She views the profession as the art of place-making: “the understanding of people, the environment, and their interconnection.”
Even Cheryl’s weekend endeavours revolve around landscapes; namely, camping trips to the Okanagan Valley. These are countered with ceaseless condo renovations at home in the city.