Patrick Mooney

Professor Emeritus


PhD, University of Michigan
MLA, University of Guelph
BMus, University of British Columbia


Patrick teaches sustainable landscape planning and management, ecological restoration, design studio, and planting design. He consults to developers, environmental groups, the BC Ministry of Environment, regional parks, and city governments on habitat management and restoration. Patrick is a registered landscape architect in Britsh Columbia. He has practiced in Canada, the United States, and China and is the recipient of professional awards for design, ecological restoration, research and service

In 1996, he was made a Fellow of The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in recognition of his work in this area, and, in 2000, the Vancouver Natural History Society awarded him the Sanford Medal for community service in biodiversity management. Patrick has received research awards from both the CSLA and ASLA for his work on the effects of exterior environments for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He has also received professional awards for communication, heritage restoration, planning, and ecological restoration.

In 2015, Patrick was elected to the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Academy of Fellows in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments in teaching, scholarship/creative works, and service.

Select publications

Mooney, P. (2021). Garden Cities in the New Millenia. Landscape Architecture Journal, 28(10): 84–95.

Mooney, P. (2016). Considering the nature of a scientific revolution in landscape architecture. Chinese Landscape Architecture, (4): 28–39.

Mooney, P. (2014). A systematic approach to incorporating multiple ecosystem services in landscape planning and design. Landscape Journal. 33(2), 141–171.


McCoy, E. (2020). [Review of the book Planting Design: Connecting People and Place, by Patrick Mooney]. Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the land 39(1), 99-100.