We're honoured to have DTAH Partners Brent Raymond and James Roche invested into the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) College of Fellows. Induction to the College of Fellows is one of the highest honours the CSLA bestows on its members, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession of landscape architecture.

Brent Raymond, OALA / CSLA / ASLA / MCIP RPP

Brent Raymond is a landscape architect and planner whose primary interests are related to city building. He has worked throughout North America with over 20 years of experience in urban design, waterfronts, campuses, parks, and streets. He attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design for a Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning (1996), followed by a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph (2000).

Brent has a diverse range of interests in several areas of landscape architectural practice, incorporating the perspectives of numerous disciplines and working across scales. Through his work, he is determined to improve the quality and character of the space between buildings for people, the fundamental and distilled objective of urban design. To achieve this, Brent has developed a particular expertise in large-scale strategic master planning, placemaking, built form and streets which brings together his passion for creating safe, equitable, and beautiful places.

He is a committed civic minded professional who is a frequent presenter, lecturer and guest critic at conferences, symposiums and universities in Canada and the United States. Brent is an active member of several professional associations, currently serves on the City of Brampton’s Urban Design Review Panel, and in 2015 was named a notable alumnus of his alma mater, the University of Guelph.

James Roche, OALA / CSLA / APALA

James is a landscape architect with over 24 years of experience with firms in both the United States and Canada with a focus on the design of the public realm. His experience includes all aspects of landscape architecture, including the design of urban parks, plazas, waterfronts, campus master plans, revitalization of impacted sites, stormwater management, residential and institutional, streetscape and transportation-related urban design. A commitment to design integrity can be seen in James’ attention to detail in every aspect of project delivery and management from concept design through to construction completion.

James lectures extensively on landscape architecture, has held a sessional teaching position at the University of Toronto since 2000, and is a frequent contributor to professional international journals. He has also been invited to lecture and provide guest critics for urban design and landscape programs at universities in Guelph, Waterloo, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Brent and James join DTAH Partner Emeritus Robert Allsopp, Partner John Hillier, and Senior Landscape Architect Peter Smith as CSLA Fellows. Brent, James, and the other 2020 and 2021 Fellows will formally join the College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony at the CSLA-OALA Congress from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29, May 2021 online. Read more about the CSLA-OALA Congress and register to attend here