Vincent Asselin is a graduate of the University of Montreal (1978 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; 1995 Master in Applied Sciences-Landscape Architecture). He is a principal of WAA - Williams, Asselin, Ackaoui & Associates inc.
Vincenthas a vast experience as project director of WAA'slarge-scale projects. These projects, having many stakeholders, are complex and require management skills and technical expertise. His knowledge of natural environments as well as of cultural and historic contexts permits him to bring effective and imaginative solutions to theseprojects.
He received national recognition both in Canada and in China for the design of two outstanding parks in Shanghai: Yan’an Zhong Lu Park and Xujiahui Park. He has also received, following the design of Yan’an Zhong Lu Park, the Magnolia Silver Medal, the highest distinction given by the city of Shanghai to foreigners for their contribution to the development of the city. Numerous projects have received national honor awards from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.
Mr. Asselin has been the President of AAPQ (Association des Architectes Paysagistes du Québec) as well as the President of the CSLA (Canadian Society of Landscape Architects). He is currently the Vice-president of Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF).