Lombard North Group and Golfplan Associates’s team currently consists of Landscape Architects, Golf Course Architects 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


Puppy Training – Level I

Dog Park Specialist, Security Supervisor, Good Boy

Charlie joined Lombard North Group in 2017 and is a Dog Park Specialist, Security Supervisor and overall good boy. With over seven years’ experience relating to dog parks, open spaces and trail systems, Charlie provides valuable insight and has become an integral part of our project team. In his free time Charlie enjoys long walks, playing ball, sniffing, watching Netflix and learning who is a good boy.