Prior to becoming a landscape architect Neil worked as a professional landscape photographer for ten years. His photographic background allows him to apply his experience observing and interpreting landscape to the creation of landscape. Neil's design interests lie in the scenic value of post-industrial landscapes and the technical aspects of landscape design. Neil has contributed to many varied MVVA projects including Corktown Commons and York Quay in Toronto, Middle Path Restoration at Kenyon College, the 75/125 Binney Street project in Cambridge, MA, the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, where he assisted with material selection, grading and soils design, and projects at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Common Spaces in Cambridge, MA and the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.
Neil received a Bachelor of Arts in fine art from Concordia University in Montreal, where he studied photography, art history, and philosophy. Neil earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he received the ASLA Student Award of Merit and he was a member of the Learning Barge design team, which received an ASLA Student Collaboration Honor Award.
Neil joined MVVA in 2006.