Megan Esopenko

Sessional Lecturer

Megan holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies with a specialization in urban design from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning, where she graduated with honors. Since graduating, she has practiced at several leading landscape architecture and planning firms in Canada and the U.S. Her projects have ranged from small-scale parkette designs to large-scale master planning initiatives, often converting bleak, post-industrial urban spaces into areas of ecological, social, and cultural significance.


Megan is currently an associate at Hargreaves Associates, where she has been able to apply her research to her professional career. She is leading several of the firm’s projects that deal with providing longterm sustainable solutions and adaptive management strategies to communities that are located on or adjacent to urban riverways, open waters, and coastal shorelines.


Megan previously taught at the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning and San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. At the School of Planning, Megan taught several studios and led seminars on urban planning, environmental design, and graphic representation.