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
John Hillier

Partner

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, 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.

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Partner
Joe Lobko

Partner

Joe Lobko

OAA / FRAIC / LEED AP BD+C

Joe is an architect and urban designer with over 40 years of experience, primarily focused towards community revitalization. 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 2020, Joe received the OAA Randy Roberts Service Award, recognizing his extraordinary service to the profession. Joe is also the recipient of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada.

An advocate for design excellence, Joe has served as the chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, and is a current member of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel. Joe has served as a jury member for many of Canada’s most prestigious design awards, and acted as the professional adviser for a number of international design competitions including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Etobicoke Civic Centre and The Arbour at George Brown College.

Notable award-winning projects include leading the design of renewal and restoration projects such as Artscape Wychwood Barns, Evergreen Brick Works and Eltuek Arts Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia, as well as the urban design of Waterfront Toronto’s West Don Lands community and the Parkdale Community Hub.

Joe’s portfolio is consistently community-focused and socially-motivated, as demonstrated by his current work on multiple shelter facilities for the Salvation Army and the City of Toronto, as well as his leadership on projects such as the sustainable ‘One Planet Living’ Baker District Redevelopment in Guelph.

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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 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 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 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 Ryerson University. She is chair of the City of Vaughan Urban Design Review Panel and 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 20 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 the City of Toronto's St. Andrew's Playground Park, new streets for Waterfront Toronto's Port Lands project, and Edgeley Pond and Park project in Vaughan, and recently completed the Humber Bay Park Master Plan, new parkettes for the Bloor Annex BIA, and Ethennonhawahstihen 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 an urban designer, 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. He is also a member of the City of Brampton’s first Urban Design Review Panel.

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Partner
Mark Langridge

Partner

Mark Langridge

OAA / FRAIC / LEED AP BD+C

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.

Notable projects include the award-winning and recently completed Flora Footbridge over the Rideau Canal in Ottawa and Garrison Crossing at Fort York Historic Site in Toronto, as well as the 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. Mark was also 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. 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.

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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 Brickworks, the Aerospace Innovation and Research Centre at Downsview Park, Mississauga Visual Arts Centre and the Parkdale Community Hub.

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 Ryerson 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 / LEED AP BD+C

Yvonne is an architect with a keen interest in the intersection of landscape architecture and buildings with a particular focus in complex projects where high quality public realm is integrated with civic infrastructure. Since joining DTAH in 2006, she 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, 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 Ryerson University’s School of Architecture.

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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 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.

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Senior Associate
Tanya Brown

Senior Associate

Tanya Brown

OALA / CSLA

Tanya is a landscape architect with over 15 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 instrumental 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.

She is currently leading the 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.

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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. He recently led the detailed design and construction documents for Crow’s Nest Theatre, Little Trinity Church Redevelopment and Regent Park Children and Youth Hub.

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Senior Associate
Ayako Kitta

Senior Associate

Ayako Kitta

OALA / CSLA

Ayako is a landscape architect with over 15 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 masterplans, 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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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
Chris Veres

Associate

Chris Veres

OALA / CSLA / CMLI

Chris is a landscape architect and urban designer with over 15 years of experience. 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 innovative and memorable spaces that improve the public realm.

He joined DTAH in 2011 and became an Associate in 2016. During his time with the firm, Chris managed numerous landscape and urban design projects, most notably the award winning Reimagining the Mall for the City of Mississauga; the Keele-Finch Plus Study for the City of Toronto; Downsview Park Aerospace Campus Master Plan for Canada Lands Company and the Lower Don Master Plan and Implementation. Chris’s current projects include the Black Creek Community Farm Master Plan Update; a Public Realm Strategy and Streetscape Master Plan for Vaughan Mills Centre, and the Complete Streets Guidelines for Mississauga and Vaughan.

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Associate
Elnaz Sanati

Associate

Elnaz Sanati

OALA / CSLA / SITES AP

Elnaz is a landscape architect with over 10 years of experience in North America and the Middle East. Since joining DTAH in 2011 and being named an Associate in 2021, 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 is currently leading several large-scale urban park projects, including the St Andrews Playground Park improvements and St. James Town West Park in Toronto. When completed, these projects will provide much-needed updated amenities and programable spaces that will bring communities together in welcoming 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
René Biberstein

Associate

René Biberstein

MUD / BURPI

René is an urban designer with an integrated understanding of design and policy. He became an Associate in 2021. Utilizing graphic and written communication, his approach highlights the humanistic and experiential quality of places, often bringing forward aspects of local history and landscape.

René has contributed to several of DTAH’s major urban design projects, including two iterations of the Lower Don Trail Master Plan, the Active City Design Guidelines, the Dufferin Street Avenue Study and the St. Lawrence BIA Public Realm Master Plan. He is currently managing the urban design component for three city Centre updates: Markham, Vaughan and Scarborough; as well as the PIC (Production, Interactive, Creative) Core Guidelines for Toronto’s Port Lands, and the MTSA Study for Oakville’s Bronte GO Station.

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, Ohio.

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Associate
See-Yin Lim

Associate

See-Yin Lim

OALA / AALA / CSLA / CLARB

See-Yin is a landscape architect with over a decade of experience across Canada. She joined DTAH in 2018 and was named an Associate in 2021. She has worked on numerous award-winning landscapes and urban design projects that elegantly fuse complex social and ecological mandates.

See-Yin is currently leading the public realm and streetscape design for Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project, a project that provides the organizing framework for future redevelopment of this area. Other notable projects include the redevelopment of 141 Bay Street for Hines; Fresh City Farm’s Urban Farm at Downsview Park and Scarborough Junction Masterplan for Republic Developments / Harlo Capital.

She is a Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board (CLARB) certified landscape architect and an Exam Writing Committee member.

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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 Marketing
Gaby Aviad

Director of Marketing

Gaby Aviad

M.Arch

Gaby combines her dual expertise in both architecture and marketing as the Director of Marketing at DTAH. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto, and over a decade of experience in proposal writing, architectural presentations, award-submissions and publications. She has worked at some of Canada’s most prominent architectural firms.

Gaby is ultimately responsible for bringing new work to the firm, generating, strategizing, and coordinating proposals and marketing deliverables. Her successful pursuits include buildings, landscapes, and urban design projects of all scales, across multiple sectors, both nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on community, cultural and academic facilities.

She has developed an expertise in various procurement methods, in private and publicly tendered projects ranging from traditional RFPs for Design-Bid-Build contracts to complex, multi-phased Public-Private Partnership (P3) pursuits. Over the years, she has also curated numerous successful awards submissions, including Governor General’s, Holcim, OAA, Canadian Architect, CSLA, OALA, and TUDA Awards.

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.

Proposal and Marketing Coordinator
Lauren McVittie

Proposal and Marketing Coordinator

Lauren McVittie

BA

Lauren supports 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
DJ Lee

Studio

DJ Lee

M.Arch / B.Arch

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 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 Head Office Renewal in Ottawa; Concord Park Place and Ethennonnhawahstihnen' Park in North York; Yonge + Rich Development in downtown Toronto, and Confederation Beach Sports Park in Hamilton.

Studio
Stefanie Slanec

Studio

Stefanie Slanec

OAA

Stefanie is an architect and project manager with a decade of experience combining architectural knowledge with landscape architecture, focusing on sustainable and technically sound solutions. She studied architecture in Europe and worked in Austria on several major waterfront projects prior to moving to Toronto.

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.

Stephanie is currently managing a new 500-student school for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and delivering the design of a number of shelter facilities for the City of Toronto. She is also administering the construction of the Hepburn Engineering Headquarters – the adaptive re-use of a 1960’s era warehouse into sustainable, flexible and accessible state-of-the-art office space.

Studio
Sandy Cappuccitti Baker

Studio

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 major transit and P3 projects, such as the TTC Downtown Relief Line and the Finch West LRT, and is currently working on the landscape architecture and streetscape design for Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection, a project that will provide the critical infrastructural foundation for the development of innovative mixed-use communities and economic growth in Toronto’s Port Lands District.

Sandy is also involved in Edgeley Pond and Park in Vaughan as well as the Green Line Implementation Plan, which transforms ‘left over’ spaces to create linear parks along Toronto’s Dupont hydro corridor.

Studio
Corin Latimer

Studio

Corin Latimer

OALA / CSLA

Corin is a landscape architect who is dedicated to the design and creation of public space that fosters growth and encourages connections between and within communities.

Corin 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 Port Lands Flood Protection Project; the transformation of Queens Quay Boulevard East; the School of Continuing Studies at York University, and a new multi-use development for Hines in downtown Toronto.

Studio
Victoria Bell

Studio

Victoria Bell

OALA / CSLA

Victoria Bell is a landscape architect and urban designer with over 15 years of experience delivering work for a range of public and private clients across Ontario, including the University of Toronto, York University, City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), Toronto Public Library, and Waterfront Toronto. Victoria also has significant experience with BIM in all stages of design and delivery.

Victoria’s urban revitalization and campus projects work to create public spaces that are animated, accessible, safe, sustainable, memorable, and inspiring. Her experience across landscape architecture and urban design make her uniquely placed to deliver high quality, large-scale projects that integrate infrastructure and nature, built forms and landscapes.

Since joining DTAH, Victoria has contributed to significant residential, institutional, and public realm projects, including York University's School of Continuing Studies and the One Planet Living-endorsed Baker District Redevelopment in Guelph.

Victoria is currently the landscape architect for the Toronto Island Master Plan, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Landscape and Public Realm Master Plan, Dufferin Grove Park Revitalization, the highly anticipated King Street West Development (formerly Mirvish + Gehry) in Toronto’s downtown and the New Science Building at the University of Toronto in Mississauga.

Studio
Fraser Vanderwel

Studio

Fraser Vanderwel

OALA / AALA / CSLA

Fraser is a landscape architect with experience working on a variety of transit, streetscape, park and plaza 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 been a valuable member of the design and implementation of several high profile and complex transit projects in Toronto, including the Finch West LRT; Metrolinx Davenport Diamond and Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Fraser has also contributed to the design and construction of Confederation Beach Sports Park in Hamilton, and St. Andrew’s Playground Park in downtown Toronto.

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

M.Arch / BAS

Justin is an intern 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.

At DTAH, Justin has contributed to the design and construction documentation of a variety of the firm’s architectural and bridge design projects. These include a number of Shelter Facilities for the Salvation Army and the City of Toronto; Edgeley Park Pavilion in Vaughan and Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge.

Studio
Anna Rosen

Studio

Anna Rosen

MLA / MSc

Anna is a landscape architectural intern with a particular interest in combining ecological and sustainable initiatives with the design of urban public spaces. Since joining DTAH in 2016, Anna has contributed to a wide range of projects including urban design studies, street design, parks, bridges and transit. Of note are her efforts on Willcocks Common at the University of Toronto; University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Landscape and Public Realm Master Plan, Edgeley Park and Pond in Vaughan; Humber Bay Park Master Plan in Toronto as well as Maplewood and Heritage Green Parks in Hamilton.

Anna’s commitment to ecologically-sensitive design within cities and brownfields is evident through much of her work, and is complimented by her unique abilities to graphically demonstrate the integration of sustainable landscape solutions to help clients visualize a greener public realm.

Studio
Iman Etminani

Studio

Iman Etminani

B.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, 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; Ryerson 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, and Confederation Beach Sports Park, a 93-hectare sports and recreation complex on Hamilton’s waterfront.

Studio
Sonali Praharaj

Studio

Sonali Praharaj

MUD / B.Arch

Sonali is an urban designer with experience across North America, India and Europe. Her work has focused on exploring sustainable and compact growth models to promote resilient communities, ecology, and infrastructure. With a broad range of experience in planning, urban design, landscape, and architectural projects in varied cultures and contexts, she brings a wide variety of skills to work on projects of large and small scales.

Since joining DTAH, Sonali has contributed to numerous built form and public realm projects including the Keele Finch Plus Planning Study, Mississauga Reimagining the Mall, Newmarket Zoning-Bylaw Update, Fleming College Campus Master Plan, Milton Trafalgar-Agerton Secondary Plan and MTSA/Mobility Hub Study, Brampton Queen Street Transit Master Plan, the Danforth Garage Master Plan for CreateTO, and Complete Streets Guidelines for Brampton and Mississauga.

Sonali’s passion for creative problem solving and focus on environmentally-responsible-people-centered approach continues to drive her work ahead.

Studio
Nicole Abernethy

Studio

Nicole Abernethy

M.Phil / BLA

Nicole is a landscape architectural intern with a focus on projects that connect urban spaces and ecological systems. Nicole has contributed working drawings, 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 the Toronto Island Master Plan.

Prior to joining DTAH, her research explored opportunities for nature-based climate adaptation, specifically examining aspects of Toronto’s human and natural history as a foundation for ecological reintroduction. Nicole is currently an Associate member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) and working towards her full designation.

Studio
Jasmeen Kaur Bains

Studio

Jasmeen Kaur Bains

OALA / CSLA

Jasmeen is a Landscape Architect with a strong understanding of urban and natural ecologies and has specific professional experience in design development, project management, and construction administration. Since joining DTAH, Jasmeen has contributed to the revitalization of the former Christie Cookie site at 2150 Lake Shore Boulevard, and urban revitalization projects in Scarborough and Mississauga, where new green spaces and sustainable landscapes are bringing communities together in healthy and inviting outdoor hubs.

Outside the studio, Jasmeen is a member of the CSLA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, co-authored, “[UN]NATURAL: A Discussion of Nature and Cities and Nature in Cities”, and her installation, “The Language of Plants” toured Toronto and was runner-up for the Grow Op 2015 Jury’s Choice Award. She is a frequent guest panelist, lecturer and critic at Universities in Toronto and Washington, and she co-founded the Studio for Landscape Culture at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

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Andrey Chernykh

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Andrey Chernykh

MLA / B.Des.

Andrey is a landscape designer 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 a number of projects in Toronto including: Phase 1 of the Revitalization of the Former Christie Cookie Site at 2150 Lake Shore; The Mirvish + Gehry Towers Public Realm and Amenity Design, and the Tommy Thompson Park Entrance Landscape. Andrey is also currently working on 200 Queens Quay West Public Realm design; the 685 Warden Avenue Public Realm and the Downsview Media District Framework Plan for the City of Toronto.

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Shay Gibson

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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 of 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.

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

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Rachita Malhotra

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Rachita Malhotra

M.Arch / B.Arch

Rachita is an accomplished architectural designer, with experience in Canada, the US, India and the UAE. She is an AIA Intern Architect and OAA Intern Architect working towards full designation and has contributed to projects in a number of roles, helping clients plan, design and deliver buildings that meet the needs of the diverse communities they serve. She is currently working on the Baker Street Development in Guelph, one of only two One Planet Living-endorsed developments in Canada, which will transform the existing Baker Street district into a truly inclusive, highly sustainable mixed-use community.

Rachita has worked with both public and private sector clients and is a skilled construction administrator and manager. The passion and energy that Rachita brings to a team ensures excellent relationships when navigating municipal approvals and leading teams through design challenges, resulting in successful and award-winning final projects.

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Alexandra Walker

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Alexandra Walker

MLA / BFA

Alexandra is a landscape designer 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 the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) Landscape and Public Realm Master Plan, the 685 Warden Avenue landscape design, a mixed-use and adaptive re-use development project in Liberty Village, Sherway Gardens Master Plan and Concept Development, St. James Town West Park, Western University Pedestrian Enhancements, and Phase 1 of the Green Line Implementation Plan.

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Felix Cheong

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Felix Cheong

M.Arch / B.Arch

Felix is an architectural designer 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 complete precast project, and one of only two One Planet Living-endorsed developments in Canada.

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

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Paulina Aviles Parra

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Paulina Aviles Parra

MUD / B.Arch

Trained in both architecture and urban design, Paulina brings an interdisciplinary approach to all of her work and design sensibility. Since joining DTAH, Paulina has contributed to a number of the firm’s urban design projects, and is currently working on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Secondary Plan Review and Update, the Vaughan Mills Centre Public Realm Master Plan, and the Scarborough Centre Focused Review, which aims to foster a complete community and a mix of uses that serves working and resident populations within the area and beyond.

Paulina previously worked with an international team to improve the pedagogy in basic school design. She also worked in several different architecture and urban projects in Cuenca, Ecuador, including the design of parks and a botanical garden.

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