Please join us at DTAH to congratulate and welcome Yvonne Lam as our new Partner, and celebrate the promotion of See-Yin Lim, Chris Veres, Victoria Bell and DJ Lee to new leadership roles within our practice.
Yvonne Lam, Partner
Yvonne brings tremendous energy and expertise to projects at the intersection of landscape and architecture, and is most passionate about complex works where high-quality public realm is integrated with infrastructure. Since joining DTAH in 2006, she has played a pivotal role in many key projects in all areas of our practice including architecture, bridges, urban design, and landscapes. She is adept at both leading and collaborating within multidisciplinary teams and is currently managing the design and delivery of numerous efforts on Toronto’s Central Waterfront including Queens Quay East, a complete street exemplar, and Parliament Slip, an exciting public destination in the heart of the East Bayfront.
By appointing Yvonne as Partner, we recognize her exceptional skills and contributions to the practice that enable DTAH’s continued excellence.
See-Yin Lim, Senior Associate
See-Yin is a landscape architect with experience across Canada that is community-focused, accessible, and sustainable. She is currently leading the public realm and streetscape design for Northcrest’s 1st District at Downsview, and Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project--developing the character and framework for streets and open spaces for these new communities. She is also overseeing the detailed design for Fort McMurray’s Waterfront Park Revitalization, and City of Toronto’s Green Line – Geary Avenue and Macpherson Avenue Park implementation. See-Yin is involved in the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership Program, and is an OALA PDP Reviewer, and volunteer member of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards.
Chris Veres, Senior Associate
Chris is a landscape architect and urban designer whose work focuses on the design of innovative and memorable spaces that improve the public realm. His work involves all project stages from planning to design and implementation, in both public and private sectors and in conjunction with local communities. His most notable projects include the award-winning Mississauga Reimagining the Mall, the Keele-Finch Plus Study for the City of Toronto, Downsview Park Aerospace Campus Master Plan for Canada Lands Company, and the Lower Don Master Plan and Implementation. Chris is currently leading the Black Creek Community Farm Master Plan Update, a Public Realm Strategy and Streetscape Master Plan for Vaughan Mills Centre, and the Complete Streets Guidelines for the cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Vaughan.
Victoria Bell, Associate
Victoria is a landscape architect and urban designer with experience delivering projects for both public and private clients across Ontario. She works at multiple scales from long-term master planning to construction detailing. Her work explores methods of integrating nature and natural processes into urban experiences, creating places for living and community. She is currently the landscape architect for the Toronto Island Park Master Plan, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Landscape and Public Realm Master Plan, and the highly anticipated King Street West development (formerly Mirvish + Gehry) in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core.
DJ Lee, Associate
Trained in architecture with a specialization in urban design and landscape architecture, DJ has over 30 years of technical and management expertise. He has played a central role in the realization of many of the firms’ corporate, commercial, residential, and park projects, most notably ongoing work at Square One Residential Development, Shopping Centre in Mississauga, the Bank of Canada Head Office Renewal in Ottawa, Concord Park Place and Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Park in North York, and Yonge + Rich Development in downtown Toronto.
See-Yin, Chris, Victoria, and DJ join our existing senior leadership team who, along with our studio, contribute their exceptional skills and thoughtfulness to the practice. We are thankful to our entire team for their ongoing commitment and excellence!