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Sandra Cooke

Sessional Lecturer

Sandra Cooke is the co-founder of Brackish Design Studio, based in Atlantic Canada. Sandra earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies at the University of Toronto, followed by a Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto. She has practiced as a landscape architect at the award-winning Toronto firm Janet Rosenberg & Studio, and as project manager at Downsview Park, overseeing the transformation of the 300+ acre brownfield site into a public park in north Toronto. After 10 years of practice in Ontario, Sandra relocated to Atlantic Canada in 2016. While she has worked on projects of all scales, Sandra's past work has been focused on mid- to large-scaled public parks and urban spaces, affording opportunities to explore landscape as a performative medium through development of diverse programs ranging from urban agriculture to stormwater management strategies, as well as ecological restoration and cultural heritage experiences.