Stephanie Braconnier

Stephanie Braconnier

Vancouver, BC, CA



I'm a designer who's worked in public space, landscape architecture & urban design for 10 years.

In 2016 I founded Future Landscapes with the ambition to pursue a more versatile and integrative approach to design that encompasses the spectrum of scales within graphic representation, from typography and digital web/print media to landscape planning on an urban scale. I purposely seek out projects that will challenge and increase my graphic dexterity. Working on the tangents of varied design fields means that I am able to make thoughtful connections between these fields, bringing a richness and diversity to my work.

As part of my practice I use a wide variety of digital and manual tools to establish a distinctive and emotive style within the field of landscape graphics and visualization. In my years of practice I have developed a high level of craftsmanship to bring future, as yet unbuilt landscapes, to life.


University of British Columbia, School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture, Vancouver, Adjunct Professor

I teach MLA Year 1 design studio and design media / digital representation.

Jan 2020 - current

Future Landscapes Design + Visualization, Vancouver, BC, CA, Principal

FUTURE LANDSCAPES refers both to the physical landscapes we enjoy and the worlds we create visually and inhabit remotely. These digital visual worlds we create can be as impactful and memorable as the physical landscapes around us.

Jun 2016 - current

Public Work, Toronto, ON, CA, Designer

The practice of PUBLIC WORK begins with the understanding that every project—public or private—has a responsibility to improve the quality and experience of public life in the city.

Using landscape as our primary medium, our projects aim to enhance the often hidden qualities of a site to produce a transformed experience of even the most familiar places.

May 2013 - Jun 2016

Sinai Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin, DE, Architect | Landscape Architect

Sinai is an award-winning firm with a focus on transforming difficult post-war & post-Soviet urban spaces, industrial remediation, large-scale masterplans and sustainable waterfront development.

Hardly any profession is so characterized by the living urban environment as landscape architecture. This raises a special responsibility for each site, which is subject to change. No organization, whether good or bad, ambitious or not, has no meaning and no effect. Each design has thus willingly or unwillingly an ideational content.

The conscious analysis of the interplay of form and content of a project is the focus of the work of Sinai.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2013

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Berlin, DE, 3D Visualizer

I was contracted to create visualizations from raw renders for use in a high-profile urban design competition in Zhengzhou, China

Result: First prize & project commission

Dec 2011 - Dec 2011

Tekton Arkitekten, Amsterdam, NL, Intern Architect

We consider designing spaces as a dualistic action. On one hand it’s about separating on the other about connecting. To dissolve this dualism we prefer to create elements which flow over into each other. Landscape becomes Building, Building Becomes Landscape is a sentence of some of our designs that describes our company belief. We believe that the way a building works is close to nature. A design should have a natural flow.

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Studio T Design Ltd., Calgary, AB, CA, Drafting Assistant

Minor design work and hand-drafted revisions on residential projects
Graphic and administrative work as required

May 2007 - Aug 2007


HackerYou, Toronto, ON, CA, Advanced Web Development

Advanced front end web dev including semantic HTML5, CSS & responsive / mobile / accessible web design; flexbox, SASS, prepros; basic JavaScript & advanced JQuery.

May 2015 - Dec 2015

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK, MArch, Master of Architecture

2 year Master's program in department 11: 'Design in an Architectural Context'

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, Bachelor of Environmental Design

Pre-professional architecture degree, fully accredited by the CACB (Canadian Architectural Certification Board)
Sexton Scholar (GPA above 3.85), Dean’s List

Sep 2007 - May 2009

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History

Focus on visual fine arts, art and architecture history
Fine arts classes included drawing, painting, and sculpting
Distinctions: Haliburton Canada 4 year scholarship; Jason Lang Memorial scholarship; Fine Arts Research scholarship; Dean’s list

Sep 2005 - Aug 2007


Habitat for Humanity - ReSpace 2012 Competition, Honorable Mention

reFrame was the only international entry to be granted a distinction in the 2012 ReSpace Competition (presented by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, the Raleigh Chapter of Architecture for Humanity).

reFrame was designed to be a flexible space that could be used privately (e.g., workshop, garden shed, getaway cabin) or expanded for community use (e.g., library, community kitchen, park pavilion).


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