An Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Alissa North 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, and 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.
North 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, she worked at the firms of Hargreaves Associates, Urban Strategies, and with the Tree City Team on Parc Downsview Park.
North has been a guest critic and lecturer in landscape architecture programs across North America. She has edited or co-edited a number of publications on the work of leading global landscape architects, including Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space published by Birkhäuser.