Prior to becoming a landscape architect, Neil worked as a professional landscape photographer for ten years. His design approach arises from his interest in the aesthetic potential of landscape as created by site ecology in the urban context. Neil has worked on design, construction documentation, construction administration, grading soils, and planting for numerous projects including the 18-acre Don River Park in Toronto, the York Quay projects also in Toronto, the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA, Kenyon College, the Bishops University Master Plan in Quebec, the Asian Cultural Complex in Gwangju, South Korea, and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, where he assisted the project soil scientist in designing and specifying planting soils for the 24-acre site. In addition he has overseen the construction of several small-scale projects at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Neil received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Concordia University in Montreal. He earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia where he was the recipient of an ASLA Student Award of Merit. Neil was a member of the Learning Barge design team at the University of Virginia and received an ASLA Student Collaboration Honor Award for his efforts.
Neil joined MVVA in 2006.