Team

Lombard North Group’s team currently consists of Landscape Architects, Landscape Architectural Consultants and administrative staff.

Doug Thomson

B.A., M.L.Arch., AALA, CSLA

President and Principal

Doug is President of both Lombard North Group (1980) Ltd. and Golfplan Associates Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lombard North Group.) He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfred Laurier University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph. With over thirty years of professional practice in the fields of recreation planning, parks planning and development, site restoration and naturalization, urban design, golf course architecture, and community development, Doug has been principal designer and project manager on projects both internationally and throughout western and northern Canada.


Lorraine Paton

B.A., M.L.Arch., AALA, CSLA

Landscape Architect

Lorraine is a landscape architect and has been with Lombard North Group since 2004.  Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of Alberta and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph.  Lorraine’s graduate research and studies focused on multi-use landscapes, culminating in her thesis “Designing Spiritual Landscapes: A Multi-Faith Approach.” She is a member of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

2003 CSLA Award of Academic Excellence – University of Guelph
2003 CSLA National Citation for Canadian Impressions (in collaboration)


Paul Crough

L.A.T., B.L.Arch., AALA, CSLA

Landscape Architect

Paul has been with Lombard North Group since 2009 and is a landscape architect. He received his Landscape Architectural Technology Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Idaho. Paul’s undergrad thesis was entitled “Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Golf Course in Today’s Environmentally Sensitive World.” Prior to joining Lombard North Group, Paul was involved in the renovation of golf courses throughout Western Canada.

2004 – 2005 Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Excellence – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


Allyson Matthews

B.Env.D., M.L.Arch., AALA (Associate)

Associate AALA

Allyson joined Lombard North Group in 2012 and is an Associate AALA.  She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree, both from the University of Manitoba. Her graduate practicum focused on the interface between landscape architecture and productive landscapes entitled “From Vine to Wine: An Exploration into the Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Viticulture.”

2008-2009 E.H. Price Graduate Scholarship – University of Manitoba
2008-2010 Barkman Concrete Graduate Scholarship – University of Manitoba
2010-2011 Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) Fellowship – University of Manitoba