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As a planner, Mike has been involved in a number of main street and downtown studies looking at the development potential of sites, urban form, and opportunities for pedestrian linkages/public realm improvements.
As a landscape architect, Mike’s experience includes a wide range of urban, suburban and rural public spaces from open space master planning and environmental management plans to detailed design, tender drawing preparation and contract administration. This includes a variety of streetscape projects taking projects from concept through to construction.
Since April 2008 Mike has been an instructor at the Chang School at Ryerson University teaching landscape construction materials and techniques to students enrolled in the School’s Landscape Certificate Program both in the classroom and online. As a result Mike is well versed in the latest materials and construction trends in the industry.
Although Peter approaches design from a landscape architectural vein, his interest lies in the all facets of the design process. His weaving of different disciplines creates a unique and rich solution. While the results provide a strong design solution, he insists the design must stand up to the rigors of modern constraints. The solution must be creative, but implementable. Resilient but flexible. His solutions also promote the intertwining of vibrant public open spaces with healthy ecosystems, creating whole interactive systems.
Peter thrives on exploration. Whether it is walking in new parts of Toronto, or camping in the wilds of Northern Ontario, his sense of discovery provides a clear vantage point to his design of spaces. He believes in creating intricate spaces, ones which can be discovered and enjoyed, not for only the immediate experience, but also for their return value - an investment which increases with time and experience.
Trish participates in all stages of the design process from master plans, concept development and design evolution, to working drawings, construction documents and contract administration.
Trish is also experienced with arcGIS to create accurate, informative and attractive maps. In 2015 Trish completed a course for WCAG 2.0 Level A to ensure all of thinc design's documents meet current AODA guidelines for print and online
Since joining thinc design in early 2016, Misha has worked on detailed design and masterplanning for a variety of public realm projects including parks, playgrounds, schools, trails and streetscapes throughout Ontario. In addition, he has worked on a number of mixed-use and residential developments in the private realm. Misha is proficient in producing concept sketches, working drawings, construction drawings, presentation/marketing images, report writing and design.
He has been the lead staff on various projects, collaborated on multidisciplinary design teams, and has been engaged in the facilitation of public consultation. Misha has lead and participated in all stages of a given project - small, medium and large scale - from conceptual design, through to contract administration.
Sarah’s graduate research focused on participatory community design- exploring its perception in the field of landscape architecture and in the event, culture and network of Burning Man, including autoethnography of the event in 2017 and 2018.
Since joining thinc design in April 2019, Sarah has designed concept planting plans for residential and commercial developments, assisted with park proposals and reports, and conducted research for the City of Toronto Dog Off Leash Study.
As a new member of Thinc Design, she assists the team with photoshop renders, data organization, and CAD drawings. She is proficient in Arc GIS, the Adobe suites, SketchUp, and Auto CAD. Elizabeth enjoys working on projects that contain natural rehabilitation, park designs, urban plazas.
Stacey earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto. Landscape architecture merges the many things Stacey is passionate about, including ecology, design, public space, and community.
Since joining the thinc team, Stacey has participated in all stages of the design process, including masterplans and site plans, working and construction documents, and concept development and proposals. Outside of work, Stacey enjoys making music with her friends and rearranging the furniture in her room.