Chantal Alary





Principal, Landscape Architect

ft3 Project Highlight:

St. Boniface New Emergency Department 

As Senior Landscape Architect and Principal at ft3, Chantal’s design portfolio includes healthcare, multi-family housing, recreation, academic and site planning projects. Driven by local context, program, and the end-user’s needs, Chantal provides leadership on effective project delivery while maintaining the focus on the goals of the client. She is a firm believer in collaborating with a dynamic team of landscape architects to create environments for every day.

Growing up in Manitoba’s vibrant Franco-Manitoban community, Chantal decided to pursue the field of Architecture after a Myers Briggs test directed her towards the study of Design or Chemistry. Landscape Architecture became the clear choice while she was completing her Bachelor of Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba, as the discipline combined her love of the environment with creating spaces related to the human scale. After completing her Masters in 2002, Chantal was introduced to Friesen-Tokar, ft3’s predecessor, when she was invited to review a landscape drawing. Gaining much experience at an previous Architecture firm, she then moved to a multidisciplinary environment at ft3, where she found her fit.

Her addition to the team added Landscape to the firm’s portfolio of expertise and the firm was rebranded as ft3 to recognize all 3 of its disciplines, with joining the partnership 2012. She has also led the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA), advocating for legislative change regarding Landscape Architecture and its recognitions as a formal profession and for more female representation within its membership. Further, supporting students and interns in their professional growth drives Chantal to give back to the design community. Some of Chantal’s most notable and meaningful projects include the Kapabamayak Achaak Healing Forest in St John’s Park, Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth in King’s Park, St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, and St Boniface Hospital’s Emergency Department.

When not designing and striving to make a change, Chantal can be found spending time with her husband and children and playing Ultimate Frisbee at national tournaments.