Ron Koudys retired as professor and coordinator for the Landscape Design program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario after 31 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Landscape Design, Horticulture and Integrated Land Planning programs, establishing the semester in Italy, coordinating many Ontario Skills teams, establishing an articulation agreement with the University of Guelph and many other initiatives that resulted in the establishment of Fanshawe as one of the top schools in the Landscape field. In 2008 Professor Koudys was awarded the Presidents award of Distinction for his contribution to the College community. In 2009 the Association of Canadian Community Colleges presented Ron the Staff person of the year award.
Ron holds an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Koudys is also a practicing Landscape Architect with memberships in many organizations including the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. Ron is certified to practice in both Canada and the state of Michigan and he is a Certified Landscape Designer.
In Mr. Koudys’ private practice he provides consulting services for many land developers, municipal governments and corporations: including Ford of Canada, General Motors, 3M, Michigan DOT, City of Mississauga, Home Depot, Loblaw and Agriculture Canada. He also develops strong design solutions for some of North Americas most prestigious homes and residential community projects. Current work includes therapy gardens for two large psychiatric hospitals, a resort in Barbados, a university campus in China and a Lake Erie resort community. Ron and his design team have won many awards for their work including the Financial Post Design Award, the Landscape Ontario Presidents Award, the Ontario Renews Award and many urban Design awards from municipalities across Ontario.
Ron has served as a director for many charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Reforest London, Metropolitan United Church and is currently the President of the Grand Theatre Foundation Board and past chair of the operating board. In addition he is a founding member of Landscape Ontario’s Designers Commodity group and a member of their board.