Robert is a landscape architect, planner, and architect (U.K.) with over 50 years of experience. He joined DTAH in 1979 and has been a partner since 1985. His principal interest is in the field of urban design and he has extensive project experience in Canada and abroad. The range of work he has undertaken for public, institutional, and private sector clients in many different contexts has provided extensive understanding and skill in working with multi-dimensional urban design projects.
In 2016, Robert was presented with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the profession of Landscape Architecture that have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and environment. He is noted as a key figure in the urban design of many Canadian cities for his work including Confederation Boulevard, Parliamentary Precinct Plan, Fort York, and RCMP Campus Plans. Robert received the OALA's Pinnacle Award, recognizing a body of work that demonstrates an outstanding accomplishment, and is also a recipient of the RIBA’s Soane Medallion, a Fullbright Scholarship Award, and a Canada Council Arts Award.
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.
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.
Peter is a landscape architect with over 25 years of experience and was invested in the CSLA College of Fellows in 2014. As a partner in the firm since 2000, he is a senior designer and project manager with particular skills 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.
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. Her approach is driven by the belief that architects are important servants of the public good, as demonstrated in a socially-minded, contextually-sensitive portfolio which includes the development and implementation of two of Toronto’s most beloved destinations: the Artscape Wychwood Barns and the Evergreen Brick Works. She has completed numerous institutional, mixed-use and housing projects for public and private-sector clients, as well as designed multiple integrated landscape pavilions.
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 Ryerson University. She is a member and vice-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.
Joe is an architect with over 30 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.
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.
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.
Bryce is a landscape architect with over 15 years of experience with waterfronts, streetscapes, parks, brownfield redevelopments and neighbourhood design. He joined DTAH in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. Bryce has played a key role in the design, management, and implementation in several of the firm’s award winning projects such as Evergreen Brick Works and numerous innovative public spaces along Toronto’s waterfront. He has also led the design for the John Street Cultural Corridor, Riverside Park East, and Lower Don Valley Improvements.
Bryce’s contribution to the profession extends beyond the studio as an active mentor and guest critic at the Universities of Toronto, Guelph, Calgary and Ryerson and having served as an executive councilor with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.
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.
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.
Yvonne is a landscape architect with 17 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.
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.
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 two significant public spaces--Humber Bay Park Master Plan and Wellesley West Park--both of which aim to provide memorable public spaces for social gathering, relaxation, and recreation.
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.
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, across a variety of procurement methods, contributing to major cultural, community and infrastructure projects across the country and abroad. She designed and 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 communication, coordination, and design of proposals, award submissions, and other marketing material at DTAH. With an academic background in architectural history and theory, Stephanie is passionate about advocating for design excellence in the built landscape. This, combined with her research and marketing 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. Outside of the office, Stephanie also serves as the Digital Media Coordinator, NextGen Executive, for Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.
Justine is DTAH’s office administrator with a background in communication and a propensity for media. Her attention to detail, aptitude for organization, and clear communication ensure DTAH maintains an efficient workflow. Outside the office, Justine produces live comedy shows around the city that blend and borrow from various parts of art, culture, and everyday life.
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.
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.
Seven is a landscape architectural designer with 5 years of experience on a range of public and private projects across Canada and abroad. Since joining DTAH, Seven has been involved in several projects, including U of T Landscape of Landmark Quality Innovative Design Competition, CASA Condo Courtyard Design Competition, Toronto Complete Street Guidelines, and various master planning projects. Seven is currently working on the design for a 1.6-acre park at 11 Wellesley Street in downtown Toronto and Toronto High Park Zoo.
Seven’s work aims to create memorable, elegant, and delightful spatial experiences related to place-making. Her design sensibility has led to several successful local and international competitions, including the First Prize in Tirana Architecture Week’s “Lost Architecture” Competition and Most Visionary Idea in Toronto NXT City Prize.
Karen is a project manager with 20 years of practical construction management and contract administration experience. She joined DTAH in 2009. Karen has a keen interest in the design, construction and implementation of parks, streets, transit and many types of urban spaces. She is responsible for successful implementation of the construction phase of several projects across Toronto’s Waterfront, during and previous to her time with DTAH.
Acting as the primary liaison between the client and contractor for the duration of construction, Karen manages the day-to-day interaction between all parties including municipal authorities having jurisdiction, such as the Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto Hydro Electric Systems and Toronto Hydro Street Lighting.
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 8 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.
Chris is an intern architect focused in civic architecture and urban spaces. He has a keen interest in how architecture can influence health through the design of care facilities, hospitals, and the public realm. Coming from a non-traditional academic background, his skills are further diversified through his two years of residential construction experience and six years of marketing experience.
Since joining DTAH, Chris has worked on architectural projects for Foodshare Industries and Kensington Health, as well as several infrastructure projects such as Kingston Third Crossing, the Rideau Canal Crossing, Duchesnay Creek Bridge, and Fort York Pedestrian Bridge.
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.
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.
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.
Nadia is an intern architect who had previously worked with DTAH as a student intern in 2015 and rejoined the firm in 2017. Her experience includes detailed design models, spatial construction, and document analysis for projects of various scales in both the public and private sector. Nadia has contributed to a number of projects across the GTA including Cummer Avenue United Church, Edgeley Pond and Park, and ConsumersNext. Nadia is also co-founder of an art and design collective, Nomadic Vision Studio, which has created projects for The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Gladstone Hotel, and Cutler and Gross Eyewear.
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 the Casa Loma Heritage Conservation District, East Bayfront, and Hamilton's Confederation Beach Sports Park. 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.
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