Ontario Parks Association Award of Distinction
Haig Sefarian, a graduate of University of Guelph and California’s Polytechnic School of Environmental Design has served our parks and green infrastructure sector in many ways over the years.
Haig founded the Seferian Design Group which continues to develop industry standards in Landscape Design and Construction. His firm, guided by his leadership, has assisted with accessibility design and construction guidelines for people with different abilities.
Haig is very generous with his time, especially when it involves educating the public on landscape design. Haig teaches how the use of both hardscape and horticulture can enhance our outdoor experience in both an aesthetic and practical manner. Examples of this are his hosting of the TV show Garden Architecture for HGTV as well as authoring a book on Hardscaping. Haig has previously been appointed by the Minister of Education as the chairman of the provincial Advisory Committee on Horticulture and was a Professor of Landscape Architecture at Humber College. Haig has been working with the Ontario Parks Association in helping to bring design skills to the participants of our Parks and Landscape course with the Learning Enrichment Foundation.
Haig’s generosity and sincere desire to share his knowledge are very much appreciated and are helping move our sector forward. Please join me in thanking Haig and welcoming him to come forward to accept his Award of Distinction.