An intimate studio allows us to maintain consistently high standards with every project.

Our People

Partner Emeritus
Robert Allsopp

Partner Emeritus

Robert Allsopp

ARIBA / MRTPI / MCIP / RPP / FCSLA / OALA / MALA (Hon)

Robert is a landscape architect, urban planner and architect (UK) with over 50 years of professional and academic experience. The broad range of work he has undertaken across Canada and abroad for public, institutional and private sector clients, in many different contexts, has provided an extensive understanding and skill in working with multi-dimensional urban design projects. A founding partner of DTAH, Bob continues his significant and active contribution to DTAH as Partner Emeritus. Robert is best known for his long standing, continuing and award-winning urban design work in the National Capital, Fort York and the Toronto Waterfront as well as visual analyses and views protection studies and plans for institutional campuses across the country. He also maintains a commitment to helping community design, planning and heritage advocacy groups.

In recognition of his work, Bob was presented with the 2016 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the profession of Landscape Architecture that have had a lasting impact on the welfare of the public and environment. He is also recipient of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects’ Pinnacle Award; a Canada Council Arts Award; a Fulbright Scholarship Award and the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Soane Medallion.

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Partner Emeritus
John Hillier

Partner Emeritus

John Hillier

OALA / FCSLA

John is a landscape architect with over 40 years of varied experience. He joined DTAH in 1977 and became a partner in 1985. His public realm experience includes planning and design of park and campus landscapes, waterfronts, public institutions, and transportation infrastructure. Much of this experience includes significant heritage landscapes, repurposed buildings, and impacted industrial sites, such as the Distillery District and Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Banff Centre in Alberta, Confederation Square, and Laurier Avenue Bridge in Ottawa. He has also completed considerable landscape and urban design projects for private clients including Concord Adex, Great Gulf, and Urban Capital. A founding partner of DTAH, John continues to advise on projects as Partner Emeritus.

In 2003, John became a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and has received numerous planning and design awards, including the Pinnacle Award for Landscape Architecture Excellence from the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects in 2022. He has been a studio critic at the Universities of Toronto and Guelph, a jury member for the Design Exchange Design Business Effectiveness Awards and Urban Design Awards for Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, and Brampton.

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Partner
Megan Torza

Partner

Megan Torza

OAA / FRAIC / LEED AP BD+C

Megan is an architect whose professional development has been influenced by a strong personal interest in adaptive reuse and the integration of contemporary architecture into historic urban fabric. She joined DTAH in 2006 and became a partner in 2012. She was fortunate early in her career to play a key role in the Artscape Wychwood Barns and Evergreen Brick Works projects, cementing her passion for community-based projects and meaningful public engagement. Her socially-minded, contextually-sensitive portfolio has grown to include the award-winning entrance pavilion to Tommy Thompson Park, the revitalization of the northwest corner of Dufferin Grove Park, the St. Andrew and Dane Avenue Child Care projects, the Niagara Falls Exchange: Farmers’ Market and Cultural Hub, and the Baker District One Planet Living Redevelopment in Guelph.

With a background in art and architectural history, Megan has taught the history of Contemporary Architecture at the University of Toronto, and is a frequent guest lecturer and design critic at the University of Waterloo and Toronto Metropolitan University. She is chair of the City of Vaughan Urban Design Review Panel and former Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects.

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Partner
James Roche

Partner

James Roche

OALA / FCSLA / APALA / BCSLA

James is an award-winning landscape architect with over 25 years of experience across Canada and USA. He joined DTAH in 2015 as a partner. His expertise encompasses all aspects of public landscape architecture including the design of urban parks, plazas, waterfronts, campus master plans, revitalization, streetscapes, and green infrastructure.

James is currently leading the design of Ordnance and Wellington Park in Toronto and Edgeley Pond and Park in Vaughan. Recently completed projects include the award-winning St. Andrew's Playground Park in Toronto, the Humber Bay Park Master Plan, the Brampton Riverwalk Master Plan, new parkettes for the Bloor Annex BIA, and Ethennonnhawahstihen' Park at Concord Park Place. Prior to joining DTAH, he was the Director of Park Design and Construction with Waterfront Toronto where he worked with firms on the design and construction for several award-winning projects in Toronto, including Sherbourne Common, Sugar Beach, Corktown Commons and Queen's Quay Revitalization. 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.

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Partner
Brent Raymond

Partner

Brent Raymond

OALA / FCSLA / ASLA / MCIP / RPP

Brent is a landscape architect and planner whose primary interests are related to city building. He joined DTAH in 2006, became a partner in 2012 and, is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Brent has worked throughout North America, with over 25 years of award-winning experience with public and private clients in a range of work that includes community and campus planning, urban design, and landscape architecture. He has a particular expertise in built form guidance, public realm, and street design, and has contributed to numerous studies and design efforts.

Brent has led the firm’s contribution to several influential and transformational projects such as the Queens Quay Revitalization; Complete Street guides for several cities including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, and Vaughan; Lower Don Valley Master Plan; Harbour Street Revitalization, the Green Line; Wascana Centre Master Plan; and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Public Realm Plan. Brent is a committed civic minded professional who is a frequent presenter, lecturer and guest critic at conferences, symposiums, and universities. He is also a member of the City of Brampton’s Urban Design Review Panel.

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Partner
Mark Langridge

Partner

Mark Langridge

OAA / FRAIC / LEED AP

Mark first joined DTAH as an architect in 1987 and became a partner in 2000. He has a strong interest in designing and implementing urban projects that enhance the public realm through integration of architecture and landscape, and has developed expertise in bridges, community buildings and transit infrastructure projects. Mark consistently delivers high quality work which has resulted in many design awards for the firm.

Notable projects include Garrison Crossing at Fort York Historic Site in Toronto; Flora Footbridge over the Rideau Canal in Ottawa; Edgeley Strata Park Pavilion for the City of Vaughan; MacNab Transit Terminal in downtown Hamilton, East Hamilton Waterfront Link Bridge over the QEW, as well as Corktown Footbridge and Vimy Memorial Bridge in Ottawa. In recent years Mark has also led the design and implementation of several City of Toronto shelter projects, both renovations and adaptive re-use.

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Partner
Brian Brownlie

Partner

Brian Brownlie

OAA / MRAIC

Brian is an award-winning architect with over 30 years of experience. He has led a variety of key projects at DTAH over the past twenty-five years, ranging from modest in program and scale to substantial buildings of advanced complexity.

Working with his clients as part of an integrated team, Brian produces work of the highest quality, merging contemporary architectural design with technical expertise, creating unique building solutions that are responsive to their context.

Brian’s recent architectural experience includes a diverse range of institutional and community-based buildings in both new construction as well as adaptive re-use, including Evergreen Brick Works, the Aerospace Innovation and Research Centre at Downsview Park, the Parkdale Community Hub, several elementary schools for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and Visual Arts Mississauga.

He has been part of large international teams responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of the master plan for Kuwait University, and has acted as Project Director leading the firm’s efforts on the Toronto Central Waterfront.

Brian is a mentor and design critic at the University of Waterloo and Toronto Metropolitan University and is a professional advisor to the George Brown College Architectural Committee.

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Partner
Yvonne Lam

Partner

Yvonne Lam

OAA / MRAIC / OALA / CSLA / LEED AP BD+C

Yvonne is an architect and landscape architect with a keen interest in the intersection of landscape architecture and buildings. She has a particular focus on complex projects where the public realm is integrated with civic infrastructure. Since joining DTAH in 2006, Yvonne has played a pivotal role in many key projects across Toronto’s Central Waterfront. She is adept at both leading and collaborating within multidisciplinary teams and is currently managing the design and delivery of Queens Quay East, the second phase of a complete street exemplar Quayside Public Realm, which includes a new green space flanking a realigned Parliament Street; and Parliament Slip, an exciting public destination in the heart of the East Bayfront.

Yvonne has served as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture and regularly participates as a guest critic at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Architecture.

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Associate Partner
Colin Berman

Associate Partner

Colin Berman

OALA / CSLA / MALA

Colin is a landscape architect and urban designer with 20 years of experience. He joined DTAH as an associate partner in 2023. His extensive design and project management experience includes public parks, urban revitalization studies, green infrastructure, environmental assessments, streetscapes and waterfront master plans. With a strong interest in community-focused projects and low impact development, Colin also brings extensive experience collaborating with Indigenous communities on numerous placemaking projects across Ontario.

His background in landscape architecture and urban design allows him to lead a wide range of projects for public and private sector clients, consistently providing exceptional client service, team management, and project delivery. By fostering collaboration and empowering diverse teams of design professionals, he facilitates the creation of innovative and sustainable solutions.

Associate Partner
Ayako Kitta

Associate Partner

Ayako Kitta

OALA / CSLA

Ayako is a landscape architect with over 20 years of professional experience in North America and Japan. She joined DTAH in 2005 and has exemplified leadership and dedication to her projects and the practice ever since. She was named Senior Associate in 2021. She has developed extensive experience in a wide range of projects of different scales and complexity from urban public realm designs to neighbourhood master plans, campus plans, healthcare, and waterfronts. She has worked with both private and public sector clients, delivering thoughtful leadership in every phase of the design process from initial concept through to project implementation.

She is currently leading the design and delivery of the final phase of the East Bayfront Dockside Public Realm, as well as the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre for the University of Toronto. Other notable projects include Durham College UOIT, Southbrook Vineyard, Toronto Waterfront WaveDecks and East Bayfront Master Plan.

Ayako is a member of the Mississauga Urban Design Review Panel, and a recipient of the Government of Canada Award, the Garden Club of Toronto Award, and a University of Toronto Fellowship.

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Senior Landscape Architect
Peter Fletcher Smith

Senior Landscape Architect

Peter Fletcher Smith

OALA / FCSLA

Peter is a landscape architect with over 30 years of experience in urban design, project development, and execution. He has extensive experience working with municipal and government organizations on projects that improve the public realm including streetscapes, bridges, transit projects, and campus plans, as well as with projects in the private sector. Peter has a particular interest in the analysis and planning of historic and cultural landscapes and has worked on some of Canada's most important sites, including Ottawa's Confederation Boulevard and Parliamentary Precinct Area long range plan, and Toronto's Fort York Open Space Plan; Fort York Heritage Conservation District Plan; the Garrison Common Rehabilitation Program and the Coronation Park Heritage Interpretation Plan.

After serving as Partner for 20 years, Peter continues his significant contribution to DTAH as a senior landscape architect, managing a portfolio of diverse projects including the Finch West LRT landscape and urban design, the First Parliament Heritage Interpretation Strategy and Master Plan; the redesign of Temperance Street and the reinstatement of Toronto’s Cloud Gardens.

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Senior Associate
Tanya Brown

Senior Associate

Tanya Brown

OALA / CSLA

Tanya is a landscape architect with over 20 years of experience in large urban parks, streetscape design and bridge architecture. She has extensive experience in detailed design, contract documentation and contract administration, and demonstrates exceptional design and technical leadership in her work. She joined DTAH in 2000 and became a Senior Associate in 2021.

Tanya has played a key role in the design and implementation of several important DTAH landscape projects. Of note is her long-standing commitment to the Queens Quay Revitalization project in Toronto’s Central Waterfront. She was a key team member in the delivery of the project, from the winning competition entry through environmental assessment, detailed design, public consultation, construction documentation, and almost four years of implementation.

Recent projects include the newly completed Dr. Lillian McGregor Park in downtown Toronto, Phase 1 of the Humber Bay Park Master Plan Implementation, and Brampton Riverwalk -- projects that will create sustainable and resilient public spaces for social gathering and recreation. Ranging in size from local community parks to an urban watershed, each of these projects has a strong design focus that provides seamless accessibility, integration with the urban context and contributes to the understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of each site. Tanya was also instrumental in authoring the City of Toronto’s Green Infrastructure Design and Construction Standards, which address significant issues related to stormwater quality and quantity and climate change.

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Senior Associate
See-Yin Lim

Senior Associate

See-Yin Lim

OALA / AALA / CSLA / CLARB

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.

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Senior Associate
Charles Mackintosh

Senior Associate

Charles Mackintosh

OAA

Charles is an architect with a focus on adaptive re-use buildings and renovation projects for institutional, commercial and residential projects, as well as large-scale infrastructure projects such as bridges and transit facilities. Charles joined DTAH in 2007, became an Associate in 2017 and a Senior Associate in 2021. He has been involved in a variety of architectural and urban design projects, with a particular emphasis on design development, contract documentation and contract administration.

Charles 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. Other recent projects include the Niagara Falls Exchange: Farmers’ Market and Cultural Hub and Cummer United Church renovation.

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Senior Associate
Victoria Bell

Senior Associate

Victoria Bell

OALA / CSLA

Victoria is a landscape architect and urban designer with over 15 years of 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. Her experience across landscape architecture and urban design makes her uniquely placed to deliver high quality, large-scale projects that integrate infrastructure and nature, built forms and landscapes.

Recent projects include the Toronto Island Park Master Plan, the highly anticipated Forma Condos on King Street West (formerly Mirvish + Gehry) in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core, Wascana Centre Master Plan, and the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Landscape and Public Realm Master Plan.

Senior Associate
Elnaz Sanati

Senior Associate

Elnaz Sanati

OALA / CSLA / SITES AP

Elnaz is a landscape architect with over 15 years of experience in North America and the Middle East. Since joining DTAH in 2011, she has distinguished herself as an invaluable team member on several important and transformative streetscape projects in Toronto, most notably the award-winning revitalization of Queens Quay Boulevard, the John Street Cultural Corridor, and Willcocks Common at the University of Toronto.

Elnaz is an innovative and critical thinker with a particular interest in the aesthetics and creative communication of landscape architecture. She led the award-winning St. Andrew’s Playground Park, the site of the City’s first public playground, and is currently leading the revitalization of St. James Town West Park and Bluffer's Park in Toronto. Each park brings a fresh design and new play spaces that better meet the needs of the vibrant and diverse communities they serve and will act as safe and welcoming destinations and inspiring outdoor green spaces.

Elnaz is a sessional studio instructor in Landscape Architecture department of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and a regular guest critic at landscape architectural studio reviews.

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Associate
Jordan Darnell

Associate

Jordan Darnell

HBAS

Jordan has a broad range of architectural experience throughout Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and has made significant contributions as a design leader since joining the firm in 2008. Jordan works within a broad range of teams and helps clients plan, design, and execute projects that are reflective of their aspirations and visions.

Jordan’s multi-disciplinary work encompasses a variety of project types, from small residential and institutional projects to tall and midrise buildings, urban design studies, intensification studies, and campus master plans.

Jordan is currently working with CreateTO to provide much needed community-based facilities and affordable housing as part of the City’s Housing Now initiative on projects like the Parkdale Community Hub, Danforth Garage and Queens Wharf development studies.

Other notable recent projects include Brookfield Communities Dockside in Whitby Harbour; Toronto Film Studio District Precinct Plan; Crow’s Theatre and the TRCA Headquarters Visioning Study.

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Associate
DJ Lee

Associate

DJ Lee

M.Arch / B.Arch

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 in Mississauga, the Bank of Canada Head Office Renewal in Ottawa, Concord Park Place, Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Park in North York, and the Yonge + Rich development in downtown Toronto.

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Associate
Sandy Cappuccitti Baker

Associate

Sandy Cappuccitti Baker

OALA / CSLA

Sandy is a landscape architect and urban designer who has worked on a range of public and private projects across Ontario. Her educational background in both landscape architecture and urban design reflects her keen interest and passion for both natural and built environments. Combining the two disciplines makes her uniquely able to deliver the fundamental requirements necessary for high quality, large-scale projects that integrate infrastructure and nature, built forms and landscapes.

Since joining DTAH in 2016, Sandy has contributed to several park and public realm projects, including Edgeley Pond and Park and Edgeley Strata Park in Vaughan, the Green Line Implementation Plan, and pedestrian enhancements at Western University. She was also integral in the creation of the Toronto Green Infrastructure Design and Construction Standards.

Sandy is currently working on the streetscape design for John Street Corridor Improvements, which will transform this important downtown connector street into a cultural corridor designed to accommodate events and festivals.

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Associate
Fraser Vanderwel

Associate

Fraser Vanderwel

OALA / AALA / CSLA

Fraser is a landscape architect with experience working on a variety of transit, streetscape, parks, and open space projects across Canada. His work focuses on integrated public realm design and thoughtful solutions for urban infrastructure.

Fraser’s experience in design development, project management, and construction administration is coupled with a strong understanding of visual communication, environmental psychology, and graphic arts.

Fraser has contributed to the design and implementation of several high profile and complex transit projects in Toronto, including the Finch West LRT and Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Fraser has also played a big role in the design and construction of the Jennie Florence Parker Sports Complex in Hamilton, and the award-winning St. Andrew’s Playground Park in downtown Toronto.

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Associate
Shay Gibson

Associate

Shay Gibson

OAA

Shay is an architect with a decade of experience in all stages of design and construction. He is a skilled manager, often working with large multi-disciplinary teams on complex building projects. A common thread in all his work is the incorporation of sustainable design principles and the commitment to creating positive spaces for neighbourhoods and communities.

Since joining DTAH, Shay has contributed significantly to the design, technical delivery, and management of the Baker Street Development in Guelph, one of only two One Planet Living-endorsed developments in Canada, and is currently working on a number of community-focused projects including the Salvation Army Florence Booth House, as well as improvements to one of the City of Toronto shelters.

Prior to joining DTAH, Shay worked on numerous award-winning private residential projects, as well as integrated park shelters for the City of Brampton and institutional work for McMaster University. Through this work, Shay developed an interest in new architectural materials and sustainable applications of locally sourced construction resources.

Associate
Corin Latimer

Associate

Corin Latimer

OALA / CSLA

Corin is a landscape architect who is dedicated to crafting nature-centric public spaces that serve their community. Her work focuses on how green technologies both old and new can help us create more resilient and joyful urban places.

Corin has a wide range of experience in all phases of design, from public engagement and concept design through detailed design to project implementation. Since joining DTAH, she has contributed to various projects, including the design and development of the new public realm, streetscape and low impact development strategies for the Port Lands Flood Protection project; the transformation of Queens Quay Boulevard East; the public realm vision for the Quayside community; and the activation of Parliament Slip.

Senior Consultant
David Dennis

Senior Consultant

David Dennis

ACIDO

David has had a varied career in both the public and private sector, and over 30 years of experience as an architect who specializes in urban and industrial design. With an aptitude for technical problem solving, David has worked on streetscapes, campus plans and bridges. Notably, he is responsible for the iconic Toronto Bike Ring design, the Baldwin Steps landscape, and the Railway Lands family of streetlights.

David concentrates on urban and industrial design projects. He has contributed to a number of award-winning DTAH projects, including Evergreen Brick Works and Toronto Central Waterfront, and his expertise in lighting design has also been put to use in a wide range of projects, including bridges, campus landscapes and city master plans.

Director of Accounting and HR
Judith Hunter

Director of Accounting and HR

Judith Hunter

Judith has 40 years of bookkeeping experience, of which 30 years have been with architecture, landscape architecture, and design firms. Since joining DTAH in 2006, she has played a crucial role in maintaining the firm’s accounts, including contracts, billing, invoicing, and payroll, working closely with partners, project managers, and clients to ensure projects are delivered successfully.

In addition to managing DTAH’s accounting requirements and providing day to day leadership of the finance function, Judith also oversees Human Resources administration, assisting in the operational performance of the firm.

Office Administrator
Melissa Jong

Office Administrator

Melissa Jong

BA

Melissa is the DTAH office administrator. She ensures that the firm is a welcoming and inspiring place to work, visit and collaborate – both in person and virtually. Her attention to detail, aptitude for organization, and excellent communication skills help DTAH maintain an efficient workflow. With extensive experience in a variety of customer service and administration roles, she is motivated by the opportunity to support teams and foster a positive and productive office environment.

Melissa’s arts background and design interest has propelled her to play a central role in the planning of numerous exhibits and installations that the office has hosted over the years, most recently an art installation for DesignTO.

Project Accounting
Niloofar Giahi

Project Accounting

Niloofar Giahi

Niloofar is a bookkeeper with over a decade of experience managing financial records and transactions in various industries. Currently serving as a Project Accountant, her duties include invoicing, coordination of project budgets and maintaining up-to-date financial records. She brings an understanding of advanced financial software, that assists in planning and forecasting office resources, ensures financial records are up-to-date, and ensures invoices are processed and paid on time.

Marketing + Communications Manager
Lauren McVittie

Marketing + Communications Manager

Lauren McVittie

BA

Lauren leads all business development and marketing initiatives for DTAH, including designing and coordinating proposals, publications and social media.

A detail-oriented communicator with an eye for design, Lauren has a strong interest in urban design and city building. Prior to joining DTAH, Lauren led marketing and communications for a nonprofit dedicated to helping more people commute sustainably and brings experience in web and graphic design, writing and project management. Outside of work, Lauren is a member of the Toronto chapter of Urban Sketchers, an international community of artists who draw on location.

Studio
Nadia Pulez

Studio

Nadia Pulez

OAA

Nadia is an architect and project manager with experience in creating, implementing, and managing complex design projects from initial conceptualization through to execution and ongoing strategic management and review.

Since joining DTAH in 2017, Nadia has contributed to a number of the firm’s key architectural projects, helping to create sustainable mixed-use developments and beloved community hubs, such as Eltuek Arts Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia; Niagara Falls Exchange: Farmers’ Market and Cultural Hub; Cummer Avenue United Church Renewal in North York; Baker District Redevelopment in downtown Guelph, one of only two One Planet Living-endorsed developments in Canada, and St. Aidan Church Revitalization in Toronto.

Studio
Justin Yan

Studio

Justin Yan

OAA

Justin is an architect interested in sustainable design, building tectonics, and adaptive re-use. He is the only Canadian Winner of the 2017-18 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students, “Innovation 2030” Competition recognizing high-level sustainable design projects from universities across North America.

Since joining DTAH in 2019, Justin has contributed to the design and construction documentation and management of a variety of the firm’s architectural and bridge design projects. These include multiple CreateTO Housing Now projects: 150 Queens Wharf, 1250 Eglinton Ave W and Danforth Garage, as well as the Mass Timber Pilot Study. Justin has also contributed to a number of Shelter Facilities for the Salvation Army and the City of Toronto. He is currently overseeing construction of the Edgeley Park Pavilion in Vaughan, Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge, and the Lower Don Trail Access Ramp, and working on the Aerospace Innovation and Research Centre at Downsview Park, Dufferin and Dunn & Dowling Bridges, and the Garden City Skyway Aesthetics Study & Implementation.

Studio
Iman Etminani

Studio

Iman Etminani

B.Sc. Eng

Iman has been working as a landscape architecture technician, project manager, and construction estimator for over a decade in several countries. His wide-ranging experience in landscape and infrastructure, specifically in complex street and transit projects is most notable.

Since joining DTAH, Iman has played an important role in the landscape architecture of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project, which connects Mississauga and Brampton from Port Credit to Brampton Gateway Terminal, Davenport Diamond Elevated Guideway and Grade Separation project, Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Finch West LRT.

Studio
Alon Schwartz

Studio

Alon Schwartz

BLA / ISALA

With over a decade of experience in a wide variety of landscapes, both in Canada and abroad, Alon seeks to integrate sustainable practices and design excellence into all his projects. He has worked with healthcare, residential, commercial, and educational clients, and has contributed to master plans for mixed-use developments, parks, and transportation infrastructure.

Since joining DTAH, Alon has played a key role in the design and delivery of the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa; Toronto Metropolitan University’s Daphne Cockwell Health Science Complex; University of Toronto’s Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus, a landmark project at the heart of the St. George Campus; Jennie Florence Parker Sports Complex, a 93-hectare sports and recreation complex on Hamilton’s waterfront; and the newly completed Dr. Lillian McGregor Park in downtown Toronto.

Studio
Alexander Sterlin-Altman

Studio

Alexander Sterlin-Altman

M.Arch / MUD / B.Sc. (Arch)

Alexander is an architectural and urban designer with a passion for interdisciplinary design. His work experience focuses on master planning and public space design. Having lived and worked in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, Alexander’s work is grounded by a desire to make cities more livable through public realm design.

Since joining DTAH, Alexander has contributed to the Toronto Island Park Master Plan, Whitby Harbour Development, Scarborough Junction Development, and Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail. Current projects include the Brampton Downtown Public Realm Plan, Calgary 8 Street SW, and the Yonge North York BIA Master Plan.

Studio
Andrew Liang

Studio

Andrew Liang

MLA / BLA

Andrew is a landscape designer with a keen interest in multicultural placemaking and the integration of cultural expression and heritage in landscape design.

Andrew has extensive experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams on a variety of projects at the conceptual design phase as well as implementation, and has worked on competitions, urban design projects, and the design of public parks and public realm of residential projects. Andrew studied in both China and Canada, was shortlisted for the 2020 World Landscape Architects Student Competition in the concept planning category, and won the China Environmental Design Annual Award silver medalist in 2021.

Since joining DTAH, Andrew has contributed to the design of two new parks at 10 Ordnance Street and 801 Wellington Street West for City of Toronto; public realm improvements for Calgary’s 8th Street SW; the landscape design for two new residential developments in Scarborough; and several waterfront projects.

Studio
Pradnya Mahajan

Studio

Pradnya Mahajan

MUD / B.Arch

Pradnya is an urban designer with a background in architecture. Her interests lie in the exploration of placemaking opportunities and sustainable, context-sensitive design within dynamic urban environments.

Her expertise includes developing and representing architectural and urban design concepts. She has extensive experience leading and collaborating with diverse groups on a range of design projects and practiced as an architect in India for over seven years.

Pradnya joined DTAH in 2022 after completing her Master of Urban Design at the University of Toronto. She has since worked on a range of urban design projects and is currently engaged in the Brampton Downtown Public Realm Plan, Metrolinx Queen Street-Highway 7 Environmental Assessment, and Complete Streets Guide for the City of Vaughan.

Studio
Andrey Chernykh

Studio

Andrey Chernykh

OALA / CSLA

Andrey is a landscape architect who brings a keen interest in ecologically responsible design and an understanding of the importance of placemaking to all his projects. He has worked both in Canada and abroad and strives to strengthen connections between people and landscapes through sustainable practices that support urban development and community growth.

Since joining DTAH, he has contributed to several projects including: the Baker District Redevelopment Public Realm in Guelph, Downsview Hangar District Framework Plan, and the Tommy Thompson Park Entrance Landscape. Andrey is also currently working on Concord Tower Developments, Phase 1 of the Revitalization of the former Christie Cookie Site at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd W, including Park Lawn GO Station Public Realm, the Forma Condos (formerly Mirvish + Gehry Towers) Public Realm, and Amenity Design for the City of Toronto.

Studio
Benson Zou

Studio

Benson Zou

MLA / BED

Benson is a landscape designer whose design interests span various scales: from master planning and urban design to public parks, streetscapes and urban installations. With a background in urbanism and landscape architecture, he brings an interdisciplinary approach and a strong graphic skillset to each project.

Benson is currently working on the public realm design for Scarborough Junction, an exciting mixed-use development in south Scarborough, Toronto. On 26-acres located at the intersection of Danforth Road and St. Clair Avenue East, the proposed development includes new residential, retail, and public amenities at a key site adjacent to the Scarborough GO transit station.

Benson’s 3-D modelling and visualization skills have made it possible for clients and collaborators to fully understand DTAH’s design visions on important projects such as Toronto Island Park Master Plan; Western University Pedestrian Enhancements in London, Ontario and a new residential development adjacent to Square One in Mississauga.

Studio
Charles Gosselin-Giguère

Studio

Charles Gosselin-Giguère

M.Arch / M.Sc.UD / B.Sc. Arch / LEED GA

Charles is an urban designer with five years of professional experience in Ontario and Quebec. His work focuses on sustainable community design that creates net-positive social and environmental impacts. Charles has led and supported projects at various scales from street design to master plans, through guidelines, secondary plans, and sustainability policies and strategies. He has experience with brownfield redevelopments, mixed-use densification, complete streets, waterfronts, sustainable neighbourhoods, infill and gentle intensification, and ecological architecture.

Charles has worked with multidisciplinary teams on complex community-focused projects including Downsview’s first District in Toronto, Markville Secondary Plan in Markham, and the Brampton Transit Hub. His other major works include the New Tecumseth Town-wide Urban Design guidelines, Bloor West Village Urban Design Guidelines, and the Yonge North York BIA Master Plan.

With a regenerative approach, Charles develops opportunities for communities to thrive while reducing their ecological footprints.

Studio
Alexandra Walker

Studio

Alexandra Walker

MLA / BFA

Alexandra is an OALA Associate who brings an interest in placemaking and stormwater management as it relates to urban public space to all of her work. Her project experience centres around the sustainability of spaces and how they contribute to the natural environment.

Since joining DTAH, Alexandra has worked on a number of public-realm, parks and residential projects and pursuits, including 200 Queens Quay, the Legacy Art Project, the Fort McMurray Waterfront Revitalization, Western University Pedestrian Enhancements, the 685 Warden Avenue landscape design, as well as a mixed-use and adaptive re-use development project in Liberty Village. She has also provided graphic support on various projects including the Toronto Island Park Master Plan, St. James Town West Park, and Edgeley Strata Park.

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Jade Manbodh

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Jade Manbodh

M.Arch / BAS

Jade is an intern architect and urban designer committed to designing more sustainable, safe and equitable environments. Before joining DTAH, Jade worked on a wide range of cultural, residential, and commercial projects at international architecture and design firms in Toronto, New York, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Ljubljana. She is recipient of the ARCC King Student Medal for excellence in architectural and environmental design research as well as the Marj Schaefer award for her leadership roles in community engagement and activation projects. At DTAH, she has contributed to several urban design projects, including the Markham Centre Secondary Plan Update, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Secondary Plan Review and Update, Scarborough Centre Secondary Plan Focused Review, New Tecumseth Urban Design Guidelines, and Vaughan Complete Streets Guidelines.

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Felix Cheong

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Felix Cheong

M.Arch / BAS

Felix is an Intern Architect with experience working in studios across Canada and the United States, taking projects from the initial phases of conceptual design through construction. His body of work spans multiple disciplines, with a special interest in off-site fabrication and adaptive reuse.

Since joining DTAH, he has been working on the Baker Street Development in Downtown Guelph, a total precast project, and one of only two One Planet Living-endorsed developments in Canada; Larga Baffin, a new six-storey medical boarding home for clients from the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut receiving medical care in Ottawa; Garden City Skyway, Dufferin Bridges, as well as the design for a new elementary school for Toronto Catholic School Board.

Outside the office, Felix’s personal pursuits in storytelling and craft have earned him exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and Nuit Blanche Toronto

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Jake Jiazhi Yin

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Jake Jiazhi Yin

MLA / B.Eng. LA

Jake is a landscape designer interested in interpreting the identity of each site within the contemporary landscape and enhancing its sense of place. He has worked in studios across Canada, the Netherlands, and China. His work experience focuses on waterfront revitalization and public realm development, and he has extensive experience in urban design, placemaking, and sustainability.

Since joining DTAH in 2022, Jake has been actively involved in crucial waterfront projects in Toronto and has developed graphics and visual representations for several community-focused projects. Significant projects include the Parliament Slip Activation Project, Toronto Island Master Plan, Redpath Avenue Parkette, and Calgary 8 Street SW Public Realm Improvement project. Jake is actively engaged in the Queens Quay East streetscape redevelopment and Quayside Infrastructure and Public Realm Design.

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Zach Ropel-Morski

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Zach Ropel-Morski

M.Arch / BAS

Zach is an intern architect with a strong interest in affordable housing, adaptive re-use, inclusive design, and the interaction between public and private space. With a background in art curation and exhibition design, and experience working in Canada and Europe, Zach has worked on a diverse range of projects for clients in both the public and private sector. His experience includes shelters, student housing, private residences, condominiums, public spaces, storefronts, a library, a rehabilitation centre, and several design competitions.

Zach is currently working on the revitalization of Florence Booth House for Salvation Army, an emergency shelter for women in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood. The design retains the original 1910 façade and will include additional beds, greater privacy for residents, a spacious kitchen, dining and washroom facilities, additional resident support space, including a multi-purpose room, and a private and secure outdoor space for residents. Zach has also contributed to the design of a new City of Toronto shelter at 2299 Dundas Street West, and has developed graphics and visual representations for Niagara Falls Exchange, a new community hub; and for the initial concept design of Fresh City Farms’ new Cultivation Campus in Downsview Park.

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