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 analysis and views protection studies and plans for university, college and 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 (recognizing a body of work that demonstrates an outstanding accomplishment); a Canada Council Arts Award; a Fulbright Scholarship Award and the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Soane Medallion.
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 brownfield sites, such as the Distillery District and Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Banff Centre in Alberta, and 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.
In 2003 he became a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and has received numerous CSLA planning and design awards. He is also currently a member of the Mississauga Urban Design Review Panel, and 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.
Joe is an architect with over 40 years of experience. He has a particular interest in urban design, adaptive reuse, and the non-profit sector. In 2006 he joined DTAH as a partner with the merger of his own practice, and in the same year received an urban leadership award from the Canadian Urban Institute and became a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 2012 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada. As an advocate for design excellence, Joe has served as the chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, is a current member of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel, and has previously sat on a number of design juries, including City of Hamilton Urban Design Awards, and the City of Toronto Green Design Awards.
Notable award-winning projects include leading the design of renewal and restoration projects such as Artscape Wychwood Barns and Evergreen Brick Works, the planning and urban design of Waterfront Toronto’s West Don Lands community, the L’Arche Dayspring Chapel, and the competition-winning Sims Square office building adjacent to Burlington’s City Hall.
Megan is an architect whose professional development has been influenced by a strong personal interest in adaptive re-use 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 revitalization of Dufferin Grove Park Clubhouse, St. Andrew and Dane Avenue Child Care projects, the Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market and Cultural Hub, and the Baker District Redevelopment in Guelph.
With a background in art and architectural history, Megan has taught the history of Contemporary Architecture at the University of Toronto, sits on the Daniels Faculty Curriculum Committee, and is a frequent guest lecturer and design critic at the University of Waterloo and Ryerson University. She is chair of the City of Vaughan Urban Design Review Panel and vice-chair of the Toronto Society of Architects.
James is an award-winning landscape architect with over 20 years of public realm experience. He joined DTAH in 2015 as a partner. His experience encompasses all aspects of public landscape architecture including the design of urban parks, plazas, waterfronts, campus master plans, brownfield developments, streetscapes and transportation-related urban design.
James is currently leading the design of Edgeley Pond and Park project in Vaughan, Willcocks Common at the University of Toronto and the Humber Bay Park Master Plan on Toronto’s Waterfront. Prior to joining the DTAH team, 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. With others prior to his time with Waterfront Toronto, James was involved in the design and delivery of several important public spaces such as Dundas Square, Welland Parklands, and HTO Park in Toronto. 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.
Brent is a planner and landscape architect whose primary interests are related to city building. He joined DTAH in 2006 and became a partner in 2012. Brent has worked throughout North America, with over 15 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 a number of influential and transformational projects such as the Queens Quay Revitalization, Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines, Lower Don Valley Master Plan, Harbour Street Revitalization, the Green Line, Wascana Centre Master Plan, and Ryerson 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.
Mark first joined DTAH as an architect in 1987, and became a partner in 2000. He has particular expertise in transit, bridges, residential, and retail, and enjoys projects that require intensive collaborative design and stakeholder engagement. He consistently delivers high quality work which has resulted in multiple design awards for the firm.
Mark was a key member of the 2015 Panparapan American Games Athletes Village and has led the architectural and aesthetic input on DTAH's bridge and transit portfolio. Notable projects include Union Station GO Bus Terminal, Toronto Waterfront Link Pedestrian & Cyclist Bridge, MacNab Transit Terminal, East Hamilton Waterfront Link Bridge, the Corktown Footbridge and Vimy Memorial Bridge in Ottawa, and the upcoming Fort York Pedestrian Bridge. He was a principal author of the Ministry of Transportation Ontario’s Aesthetic Guidelines for Bridges, and currently serves on Metrolinx’s Design Review Panel as specialist in bridge design.
Brian is an architect with over 25 years of experience in design and management of a variety of building types that range from modest in program and scale to substantial buildings of advanced complexity. He joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2000. Working with his clients as part of an integrated team, Brian merges contemporary architectural design with technical expertise to create unique building solutions that are practical and responsive to their context.
Brian's experience includes a diverse range of private and public sector commissions in both new construction as well as in renovation projects that merge architecture, interior, and urban design such as Concord Park Place, Aerospace Innovation and Research Centre, and Evergreen Brick Works. With a keen interest in producing work of the highest quality, he has also led a number of the firm's award winning projects, including the Mississauga Visual Arts Centre and Mildred's Temple Kitchen.
Peter is a landscape architect with over 25 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 and well known 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 First Parliament Heritage Interpretation Strategy and Master Plan, the redesign of Temperance Street and the reinstatement of Toronto’s Cloud Gardens.
Yvonne is a landscape architect with 19 years of design, construction document and public consultation experience who became an Associate in 2012. Skilled in both leading and working in large multi-disciplinary teams, Yvonne seamlessly prioritizes pedestrian environments within a focus on environmental stewardship and quality design solutions. Yvonne has worked on many of DTAH’s most complex landscape and stormwater management efforts, finding design solutions to infrastructure challenges that are both technically and aesthetically outstanding. Examples of her work include Hamilton's Gage Park, Toronto's Bayside Promenade, and the forthcoming Edgeley Pond and Park in Vaughan. Further, she has served as a guest lecturer and studio critic at the Universities of California, Oklahoma, Guelph, and Toronto, and has organized volunteer efforts for the firm.
Yvonne is an architect with a keen interest in the design and delivery of urban public spaces. With over 10 years of experience, she joined DTAH in 2006 and became an associate in 2012.
Yvonne excels at resolving complicated urban design and construction projects, including the Toronto Complete Streets Guidelines, Toronto’s Central Waterfront and East Bayfront, and the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village. Architecturally, Yvonne is responsible for numerous high end retail projects across Canada, and served as the project manager for the first stand-alone Canadian flagship store for Hugo Boss on Bloor Street, Toronto. She has also served as an adjunct assistant professor teaching design studios at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.
Tanya is a landscape architect with over 15 years of experience in environmental assessments, park and streetscape design, bridge enhancements and landscapes, and a special interest in detailed design and contract administration. She joined DTAH in 2000 and became an Associate in 2012.
Tanya has played a key role in the design and implementation of a number of important built projects. Of particular note is her commitment to the Queens Quay Revitalization in Toronto’s Central Waterfront. She was involved in this 9 year project from the winning competition entry through environmental assessment, detailed design, public consultation, and almost 3 years of construction. She is currently contributing to a number of corridor design efforts and significant public spaces--Brampton Riverwalk and Dr. Lillian McGregor Park--both of which aim to provide memorable public spaces for social gathering, relaxation, and recreation.
Charles is an architect with a focus on adaptive re-use buildings and renovation projects for commercial, residential, and institutional buildings, as well as large scale infrastructure projects such as bridges and transit structures. Charles joined DTAH in 2007 and became an associate in 2017. He has been involved in a variety of architectural and urban design projects, with a particular emphasis on design development and contract administration.
Charles led the detailed design and construction documents for Crow’s Nest Theatre, Regent Park Children and Youth Hub, Little Trinity Church redevelopment, and multiple retail projects across Canada for Hugo Boss. He has contributed to a range of architectural and urban design projects, including several OMB hearings, the design study for Chester Village, and urban design guidelines for the West Don Lands.
Ayako is a landscape architect with over 15 years of professional experience in North America and Japan. She joined DTAH in 2005 and became an associate in 2012. She designs both private and public sector projects and has extensive experience in every phase of the design process from initial concept through to project implementation.
Ayako has been involved in a wide range of projects of different scales from urban public realm designs to neighbourhood masterplans, campus plans, retail, healthcare, and waterfronts. Of particular note are her efforts on Durham College UOIT, Southbrook Vineyard, Toronto Waterfront WaveDecks and East Bayfront Masterplan. Ayako is a recipient of the Government of Canada Award, the Garden Club of Toronto Award, and a University of Toronto Fellowship.
Chris is a landscape architect and urban designer with over 15 years of experience. He joined DTAH in 2011 and became an associate in 2016. 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 experience focuses on the design of spaces that make improvements to the public realm. Recent projects include Toronto's Riverdale Park East and Lower Don Valley Trail, Scarborough Centre Public Realm, and Brampton's Queen Street West intensification.
Prior to joining DTAH, Chris was involved in the competition-winning Leicester Square project, a re-design of one of London’s most beloved urban spaces that received the President’s Award at the 2013 Landscape Institute Awards.
David has had a varied career in both the public and private sector, with 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 large-scale campus and city master plans.
Gaby has a decade of experience working with some of the most prominent Canadian architects, urban designers, and landscape architects with the ultimate goal of designing better places for people to thrive. She manages and directs the business development and promotional efforts for DTAH, which include proposal responses, presentations, award submissions and publications.
Over the years, she has successfully directed numerous project pursuits and competitions for private and public sector clients. She produced prize-winning award submissions, including Governor General's Awards, OAA Awards, Canadian Architect Awards and spearheaded national and international publications. Her architectural background, coupled with her marketing and business expertise allows her to effectively advocate and promote the firm with both design insight as well as market understanding. With a passion for storytelling, Gaby has been involved in various speaking engagements including story features on CBC Radio.
Stephanie assists with the design, communication, and coordination of proposals, publications, presentations, and other marketing initiatives at DTAH. With an academic background in architectural history and theory and environmental studies, Stephanie is passionate about advocating for design excellence in the built landscape and engaging communities in city-building. This, combined with her marketing, strategic design, and research experience in the tech startup industry, allows her to provide unique insights into the promotion of architecture through social media, content creation, and graphic design. Stephanie has also been actively involved in the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) for over five years, and currently serves as Vice President of ACO Toronto and as the ACO NextGen Digital Media Coordinator.
Melissa is an office administrator with a background in archaeology and history and a penchant for culture. Her attention to detail, aptitude for organization, and clear communication ensure DTAH maintains 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.
Tuca Cossolin joined DTAH in 2014 as the Accounts Assistant. Previously, she worked in customer service and accounts receivable in Brazil where she also completed her Bachelor Degree in Tourism. Keen to take on new challenges, Tuca completed a Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Management at George Brown College and, most recently, completed a Diploma Certificate in Accounting and Payroll Administration. Fluent in English and Portuguese, Tuca enjoys interacting with diverse populations and cultures and keeping the firm running smoothly.
DJ is a senior designer with over 30 years of experience. Trained in architecture with specialization in urban design and landscape architecture, he has worked on a wide variety of complex public realm and development projects throughout North America and Asia. DJ has seen many of his projects through to construction completion, and possesses valuable experience and knowledge in conceptual and detailed design, construction documentation and contract administration.
Since joining DTAH in 2014, DJ has played a central role in the realization of many of the firms’ corporate, commercial, residential, and park projects, most notably Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Bank of Canada in Ottawa, Concord Park Place, Yonge + Rich Development for Great Gulf, and Confederation Park in Hamilton.
Stefanie studied architecture in Europe and worked in Austria on several major waterfront projects prior to moving to Toronto. Her 8 years of experience combines architectural knowledge with landscape architecture, focusing on sustainable and technically sound solutions.
Since joining DTAH in 2015, Stefanie has contributed to many pivotal projects including the Aesthetic Design Guidelines for the Detroit Windsor Crossing, retail projects for Hugo Boss, St. Paschal Baylon Catholic School Addition and Renovation, Crow’s Theatre, L’Arche Barn Addition, Black Creek Farm Pavilion and the Duchesnay Creek Bridge.
Elnaz is a landscape architect with 10 years of experience in North America and the Middle East. Since joining DTAH in 2011, she has worked with multi-disciplinary teams on variety of streetscape projects in Toronto, most notably the award-winning revitalization of Queens Quay Boulevard, John Street Cultural Corridor, and Willcocks Common. Her education in the fields of both agriculture and landscape reflects her passion for harmoniously integrating the natural and built environment.
Elnaz is a sessional studio instructor in the Urban Design and 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.
Sandra is a landscape architect and urban designer with a passion for both natural and built environments. Her educational and professional background gives her a unique ability to deliver the fundamental requirements necessary for high quality, large-scale projects that integrate infrastructure with nature and built forms with landscapes.
Her exceptional design and management skills allow her to thrive in interdisciplinary teams focusing on large-scale transformative projects. Sandy has contributed to some of the firms’ most complex and celebrated projects, such as Edgeley Pond and Park in Vaughan, Finch Avenue LRT, and Toronto’s Green Line.
Alon is a landscape architectural intern with 10 years of wide ranging experience. He seeks to integrate design with nature to enrich communities. 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 contributed to the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ryerson University’s Daphne Cockwell Health Science Complex, and Confederation Park in Hamilton.
Robin is a landscape architect focused on developing public and private spaces that are adaptive and responsive to the local context. Having worked on a range of projects and competitions across Canada and abroad, she brings her local know-how and international experience to every project she pursues, resulting in innovative, sensitive and community-focused designs of all scales.
Since joining the DTAH team, Robin has played an essential role in developing gateway features for the City of Hamilton, and has been involved in the landscape design for Concord Park Place, Bloor Annex BIA, Concrete Works Gateway design and streetscape and Build Toronto’s Kingston and Dale project.
Anna is a landscape architectural intern with a particular interest in combining ecological and sustainable initiatives with the design of urban public spaces. She has contributed to a wide range of projects including urban design studies, street design, parks, bridges and transit. Of particular note are her efforts on Willcocks Common at the University of Toronto, Edgeley Park and Pond in Vaughan, and the Humber Bay Park Master Plan. Prior to joining the firm, Anna was involved in several design charrettes, including one for the Evergreen-led Lower Don Valley, and the Canada-Netherlands Resilient Cities Design Charrette that was geared towards sustainable city design. For the latter, Anna was selected to present her team’s research to the King and Queen of the Netherlands.
Jordan’s is an architectural and urban designer with over 10 years of experience throughout Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. His work focuses on adaptive re-use architecture, urban design, intensification studies, and campus master plans. Jordan has a solid background in a range of building types from tall and midrise buildings to small-scale architecture, and strong ability to create visually effective graphics and renderings.
Notable recent projects include Brookfield Communities Dockside in Whitby Harbour, Toronto Film Studio District Precinct Plan, Crow’s Theatre, Dane Avenue Childcare, and TRCA Headquarters. Outside the office you can find Jordan hard at work on a number of industrial design projects.
Julius is a landscape architect with over 14 years of experience in transit, streetscape and public space design. He has a passion for designing and implementing urban projects that prioritize pedestrian and cycling infrastructure through high quality design solutions. His work aims to foster vibrant, accessible and welcoming public spaces that are environmentally driven and community focused.
Having worked on multiple significant transit projects across southern Ontario, Julius has particular expertise in the DBFM pursuit and delivery process. Since joining DTAH, he has contributed to many of the firm’s most complex public infrastructure projects including the Hurontario LRT, Metrolinx Davenport Diamond and Finch West LRT.
Victoria is a landscape architect and urban designer with experience on a range of public and private projects across Ontario. Victoria’s work has focused on large-scale urban landscapes that integrate infrastructure and nature. Her project management experience ranges from the earliest design stages through to construction completion. Coupled with her industry-leading proficiency in BIM technology, Victoria can efficiently and collaboratively deliver high quality work.
Since joining DTAH, Victoria has contributed to a number of significant residential and institutional projects in Toronto, including the School for Continuing Studies at York University and Celebration Common at Ontario Place. She is also a sessional lecturer at Ryerson University and a member of the Liberty Village BIA’s Animated Public Realm Committee.
Nadia is an intern architect with experience in concept and detailed design including integrated and iterative 3D modelling and analysis and construction documentation for projects of various scales in both the public and private sector.
At DTAH, Nadia has contributed to a number of architecture and urban design projects across Canada including Cummer Avenue United Church in North York, The Holy Angels Convent in Sydney, Market Lands Design Competition in Winnipeg, Baker District Redevelopment in Guelph, and ConsumersNext in Toronto. Prior to joining DTAH, Nadia’s research included analysing industrial neighbourhoods' infrastructural improvements and implementations in both Canada and Europe.
Nicole is a landscape architectural intern who is interested in designing urban ecological systems that allow for nature-based climate change adaptation. Nicole has contributed detailed renderings and model building to the firm's landscape architecture portfolio, working on projects such as Edgeley Pond & Park in Vaughan, East Bayfront in Toronto, and Confederation Beach Sports Park and Gage Park in Hamilton.
Prior to joining DTAH, her research has examined aspects of Toronto's human and natural history as a foundation for ecological reintroduction. Her experience also includes projects that use place-based knowledge to design resilient solutions, such as a pollinator garden for the Earth Rangers Organization.
Sonali is an urban designer with experience across North America, India and France in a range of planning, urban design and architectural projects. Her work focuses on building resilient and inclusive communities, ecology and infrastructure through an equitable planning process and people-centered design approach.
With DTAH, she has contributed to numerous built form and public realm projects including the Keele Finch Plus Planning Study, Mississauga Reimagining the Mall, Milton Trafalgar-Agerton Secondary Plan and MTSA Mobility Hub Study and Meadowvale Character Area Study. She is a recipient of the University of California Berkeley Graduate Fellowship 2015, the Architect and Interiors India Outstanding Thesis Award 2012, and the Bonjour India Embassy of France Travel Fellowship 2010.
See-Yin is a landscape architect with over a decade of experience across Canada. Her work is often community-focused, resulting in accessible, beautiful, and sustainable public realms and outdoor spaces. She is also a 2018 Examination Writing Committee Member for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB).
See-Yin has worked on numerous award-winning landscape and urban design projects. Since joining DTAH, See-Yin has contributed to the streetscape design for Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure project, Hines’ 141 Bay Street, Fresh City Farm’s Urban Farm at Downsview Park, and City of Toronto’s PIC Core Guidelines.
René is an urban designer with an integrated understanding of design and policy. Utilizing graphic and written communication, his approach highlights the humanistic and experiential quality of places, often bringing forward aspects of local history and landscape. He has taught design classes to Urban Planning and Architecture students at Ryerson University, and served on the Design Review Committee for the City of Cleveland from 2017-2018.
René first joined DTAH in 2012 until 2015, and rejoined in 2018. He has contributed to several of DTAH’s major urban design projects, including the St. Lawrence BIA Public Realm Master Plan, Lower Don Trail Master Plan, and Active City Design Guidelines in Toronto, Wascana Master Plan in Regina, Dufferin Street Avenue Study and One Port Master Plan in Mississauga.
Fraser is a landscape architect with experience working on a variety of transit, streetscape, park, plaza, and public realm projects across Canada. His work focuses on integrated public-space 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. He has worked on the design and implementation of several high profile and impactful transit projects in Toronto including the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx Davenport Diamond and Finch West LRT.
Corin is a landscape architect who is dedicated to the design and creation of public space that fosters growth and greater connections to the community. She has a wide-range of experience in all phases of design, from master planning and concept design through to project implementation, including assisting facilitation of public outreach and stakeholder engagement.
Since joining DTAH, Corin has contributed to the design and development of the new public realm, streetscape and low impact development strategies for the Portlands Flood Protection Project, the School of Continuing Studies at York University, and a new multi-use development for Hines in downtown Toronto.
Alistair is an architect with over 12 years of varied experience in the design and management of community, education, and wellness-based projects. He is motivated to design buildings that engage the site and neighbourhood, activate the public realm, and offer thoughtful experiences with a social and environmental conscience.
Since joining DTAH, Alistair has contributed to the multi-use Baker District Redevelopment in Guelph following a One Planet Living framework, the Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market and Cultural Hub, and is assisting in the implementation of the Tommy Thompson Park Entrance and Pavilion in Toronto. Alistair has also been a guest critic and project advisor for various studio courses at University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and George Brown College’s Institute without Boundaries.
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