DTAH is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Associate Partners and the promotion of several key studio members to the positions of Senior Associate and Associate.

This expansion of the leadership team is in recognition of these individuals’ exceptional skills and contributions to the practice and will allow DTAH to continue to excel in the design, management and implementation of transformative projects.

Yvonne Battista, Associate Partner

Yvonne is a landscape architect committed to the integration of innovative stormwater management solutions within works of outstanding landscape architecture and placemaking. She has led high profile projects including Gage Park in Hamilton, the Bayside Promenade in Toronto, and Edgeley Pond and Park in Vaughan.

Yvonne Lam, Associate Partner

Yvonne is an architect with a keen interest in the intersection of landscape architecture and architecture. She has played a pivotal role in key projects across Toronto’s Central Waterfront, and is currently responsible for the second phase of the Queens Quay Revitalization, a complete street exemplar, and the second phase of Confederation Beach Sports Park.

Tanya Brown, Senior Associate

Tanya is a landscape architect experienced in the design and implementation of complex projects. She was instrumental in the Queens Quay Revitalization project from winning competition entry through to opening day. She is currently working on Dr. Lillian McGregor Park, Brampton Riverwalk, Green Infrastructure Design Standards and the Phase 1 implementation of the Humber Bay Park Master Plan.

Ayako Kitta, Senior Associate

Ayako is a landscape architect who enjoys working with both private and public sector clients. She has extensive experience in neighbourhood master plans, campus plans, healthcare landscapes, and waterfronts, and is currently leading the design and delivery of the final phase of the East Bayfront Dockside Public Realm, and the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre for the University of Toronto.

Charles Mackintosh, Senior Associate

Charles is an architect with a focus on adaptive re-use, bridges and transit related structures. He is currently working with the City of Toronto to improve the City’s shelter system for unhoused people, and has worked with other non-profit, socially minded clients such as the Salvation Army and Evergreen.

René Biberstein, Associate

René is an urban designer who has contributed to many high-profile projects. He is currently managing the urban design component for three city Centre updates: Markham, Vaughan and Scarborough; as well as the PIC Core Guidelines for the Port Lands. He has contributed to other notable and award-winning projects over the years, including the Lower Don Trail Master Plan and Active City Design Guidelines for the City of Toronto.

Jordan Darnell, Associate

Jordan is an architectural designer with exceptional design skills that he applies to projects across the DTAH portfolio. He is currently working with CreateTO to provide much need community-based facilities and affordable housing projects as part of the Parkdale Community Hub, Danforth Garage and Queens Wharf development studies.

See-Yin Lim, 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 Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project, a project that will provide the organizing framework for future redevelopment sites on Toronto’s waterfront.

Elnaz Sanati, Associate

Elnaz is a landscape architect experienced in streetscape and park design. Her work includes the John Street Cultural Corridor, Willcocks Common and the award-winning Queens Quay Revitalization. She brings her innovative design ideas to all her projects and is currently working on the St Andrews Playground Park and St. James Town West Park.