Growing Great Places Together

Tina Liu - CiB Board Director

Tina is a senior landscape architect at the National Capital Commission (NCC), where she holds the crucial role of orchestrating the Capital Floral Experience, responsible for designing floral displays throughout the year in the nation’s capital. Tina’s portfolio includes designing floral displays for iconic events such as the Canadian Tulip Festival in spring, as well as curating annual and perennial displays on Federal parkland. Her work not only resonates with the regional community but also reflects a deep-seated sense of national pride and Canadian values, drawing appreciation from both domestic audiences and international visitors to Ottawa. 

Driven by a passion for innovation, Tina explores new design techniques aimed at conserving natural resources while nurturing pollinator and wildlife habitats, all within the context of an ever-evolving climate landscape. Additionally, she leads the Winter Lights Across Canada program, encouraging creative use of urban spaces during the winter months.

Before joining the NCC, Tina gained experience at a multidisciplinary design firm in Toronto, specializing in community planning, natural resource management, and ecological conservation endeavors. As a LEED® accredited professional, Tina advocates for environmentally sustainable design practices, recognizing the profound impact of sustainable development on fostering healthier, more resilient communities.

Inspired by Indigenous teachings of environmental stewardship, Tina integrates traditional ecological concepts into her design ethos, viewing them as indispensable tools in the fight against climate change and the fortification of environmental resilience. She collaborates closely with Indigenous-led community groups, seeking to infuse her projects with cultural sensitivity and ecological wisdom.

Tina frequently shares her knowledge and experiences as a public speaker, engaging audiences ranging from TEDx and international conferences to local horticultural societies and academic institutions alike.

Since 2016, Tina has volunteered as a National Judge for Communities in Bloom. Through this role, she merges her environmental design acumen with community development, mentoring municipalities nationwide to cultivate sustainable, inclusive spaces that prioritize the well-being of all residents.

In all her endeavors, Tina is dedicated to excellence, sustainability, and community enrichment, leaving a positive impact on the landscapes she designs and the people she serves.