Alissa North is an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto. She teaches graduate design studio, visual communication, and history, theory criticism courses. She graduated with Honours from the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto in 1998. She received the Master in Landscape Architecture degree with Distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2003 where she was awarded the Jacob Weidenman Prize. She is a partner with her husband, Peter North, in North Design Office, which has received recognition for entries in several national design competitions, a number of which have also been published in Europe and Canada. Prior to establishing North Design Office, Alissa worked at the firms of Hargreaves Associates, Urban Strategies, and with the Tree City Team on Parc Downsview Park. Professor North has been a guest critic and lecturer in landscape architecture programs across North America, and has edited or co-edited a number of publications on the work of leading landscape architects in Canada and the USA.