Principals

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David Reid
Principal, Landscape Architect

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Jana Zelenski
Principal, Landscape Architect + Engagement Planner

Don Crockett
Principal, Landscape Architect

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Kate Evans
Principal, Landscape Architect

 

      Staff

 
 
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Jonathan Behnke
Landscape + Urban Designer

 

Kristen Falconer
Planner + Engagement Specialist

 

Dymetha Hopping
Landscape + Urban Designer

 

    Partners

 
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Doug Backhouse
Landscape Architect

 
 

Profiles


David Reid  I  BLA, BCSLA, FCSLA
Principal, Landscape Architect

 
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David, with over 40 years of experience, practices at the nexus of planning, environmental engineering, and design. David’s background as a communicator / facilitator, land use planner / urban designer and a landscape architect provides the mix of strategy and detail design skills that move good intentions into practical action. Practicing as both a land use planner and a landscape architect, David is heavily involved in green infrastructure planning and design.

David has been instrumental as liaison among senior, regional and local levels of government, local government departments and the development community. His many innovative contributions include key titles in the Stewardship Series, Metro Vancouver’s Stormwater Source Control Design Guidelines and their Irrigation Best Management Practice Guide, Regional District of Nanaimo Action for Water program, and Kelowna’s Outdoor Water Conservation Initiative. David has applied policy, program and design guidelines into regional and local government Planning Strategies, Official Community Plans, Development Permits, Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws, and Water Regulations.

Most recently David has been active in planning for adaptation to climate change, including a nationally funded film series on sea level rise, rainwater management and water conservation. David’s passion is to “make sustainable development and climate resilience standard practice.” His clients are proceeding rapidly towards that goal.


 

Don Crockett  I  MLA, BES, BCSLA
Principal, Landscape Architect

Don Crockett is a principal and senior landscape architect in Lanarc’s Lower Mainland office with more than 25 years of experience in private consulting and municipal practice. Don played key roles in many planning and landscape design projects, including neighbourhood planning and concept design, parks and trails planning, and park concept design development. His responsibilities ranged from high level concept design to detailed design and contract administration and he brings to projects expertise in 3D visualization and digital terrain modelling.  He is familiar with leading projects, either in a prime consulting role or as discipline-lead on larger interdisciplinary teams. 

Don has served on Advisory Design Panels in the Lower Mainland and has presented nationally to the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and to the International Mine Closure 2015 Conference.

 
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Jana Zelenski  I  MLA, BCSLA, IAP2, LEED AP
Principal, Landscape Architect + Engagement Planner

 
 

Jana brings a strong background in landscape architecture and open space planning and a belief that the best solutions are reached through a comprehensive planning and consultative process. Jana’s work encompasses planning and design, from community-wide planning, to detail design and site implementation.  She works closely with clients, and communities to plan and design solutions with lasting effects. Jana’s IAP2 Certification and work experience provides a solid foundation for designing and implementing engagement processes that are efficient and generate meaningful results.

She has been working with clients for over a decade to plan and execute consultations that engage stakeholders and members of the public on topics including environmental assessment, transportation, water, parks and open space, and community planning.

 


 

Kate Evans  I  BLA, BCSLA, CSLA
Principal, Landscape Architect

Kate is a Registered Landscape Architect who is motivated by solutions that combine design, ecology, social context and effective communication. Kate navigates with ease between diverse design and planning scales such as park planning, master planning, large-scale redevelopment and site-specific design. She balances strong technical skills for project development and implementation with strong communication skills for public engagement and workshop facilitation. As a component of these varying projects, Kate is skilled at developing effective graphic and visual communication materials by sketching, drafting and computer rendering.

Kate’s education and work experiences from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Sweden and Chile have enriched her design perspective and processes. She is passionate about serving her clients and finding thoughtful and creative solutions to complex problems.  

 
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Jonathan Behnke  I  BLA, BCSLA Intern, LEED Green Associate, SITES AP
Landscape + Urban Designer

 
 
 

Jonathan is a Landscape and Urban Designer who seeks design solutions that address social and ecological issues. He has supported design and planning projects at a variety of scales including park planning, master planning, and landscape site design.

Jonathan holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and has experience with the non-profit Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatchewan as well as in private sector consulting in Edmonton. Jonathan is a SITES Accredited Professional and has completed additional training in permaculture design, and in SafeGrowth: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Jonathan is currently pursuing his accreditation with the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects.


 

Kristen Falconer  I  BA, PGD
Planner + Engagement Specialist

Kristen is skilled in coordinating and facilitating engagement and consultation events including logistics, graphic materials, and planning support. She is passionate about the engagement process and in providing effective client support to achieve better outcomes.

She has experience working on a range of projects related to environmental assessment, transportation, parks, climate change adaptation, water, and community planning. Kristen also has an extensive background in communications and professional services marketing that supports her clients on project tasks such as communication strategies, technical writing and editing, data visualization and mapping, digital engagement, summarizing input gathered from communities and stakeholders, and reporting.

 

Dymetha Hopping  I  BLA
Landscape + Urban Designer

 
 

Dymetha enjoys the challenge of creating functional, community-conscious designs that are grounded by sustainability. She is encouraged by clients that support a balanced approach to projects with environmental, social, and fiscal responsibility. Dymetha has a keen interest in plants, her community, and urban agriculture.

She has supported projects across Canada as well as in Australia. Her work experience includes master-planned communities, mixed-use residential developments, sporting grounds and facilities, wetland remediation, public parks, playgrounds, and food gardens.

 

 

Doug Backhouse  I  BLA, BCSLA, FCSLA
Landscape + Urban Designer

Doug is a skilled landscape architect with extensive experience supporting the development of resilient communities on Vancouver Island, across British Columbia and in New Zealand. Over the past two decades he has focused his professional career on the development of sustainable landscapes and healthy communities. His approach of providing thoughtful and practical advice for clients has allowed him to become a respected voice in landscape architecture and community planning through British Columbia and across Canada.

His professional leadership was recognized in 2012 by his induction as a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Doug’s enthusiasm for quality design solutions along with his experience and curiosity provide a solid foundation for working with stakeholders to develop practical and elegant solutions for complex development problems.