Raised in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Sophie MacNeill was greatly influenced by the “riverscapes” that define her hometown. Now, with three degrees in tow – a Diploma of Fine Arts from Langara College, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design and MLA from UBC – she is keen to create places that afford similarly formative human-nature experiences for others.
In landscape architecture, Sophie views the mutual dependence between human and ecosystem health as behooving “vibrant and engaging spaces that nurture social and environmental sustainability.” She is thrilled to work in a profession that allows her to serve as an advocate and steward while employing creative problem solving to achieve these goals.
Outside of work, many of her wilderness forays are driven by foraging. Sophie often combines her love of hiking and textile arts, seeking out plants that offer enticing colour palettes for natural dyeing experiments.