Who We Are

  • Andrei Friesen, MCP, LEED AP
    Andrei Friesen, MCP, LEED AP

    Andrei Friesen is a graduate of the Masters of City Planning program at the University of Manitoba and has a decade of experience in the planning field. His expertise are in the areas of rural land use planning, development plan, secondary plan and zoning by-law review, green community design, land development facilitation, subdivision, and consultation. As a member of the International Association for Public Participation and as a LEED Accredited Professional, Andrei’s project work is grounded in open and transparent community engagement, and environmentally sustainable design principles. Over the course of his career, Andrei has obtained a wide array of public and private sector planning experience, working with municipalities, First Nations, land owners and developers, public institutions, and residents from communities across Manitoba and Ontario. 

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  • Jeff Pratte, MCIP, RPP
    Jeff Pratte, MCIP, RPP

    Jeff Pratte has a wealth of experience coordinating community planning projects and development approvals throughout Manitoba. Drawing off his diverse experience, Jeff works with municipalities and planning districts to craft visioning and regulatory documents and serves on multi‐disciplinary teams completing complex district planning and land development projects.

    Jeff holds a Master’s of City Planning from the University of Manitoba and completed the Foundations in Public Participation training through IAP2. He is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

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  • Brendan Salakoh, MCIP, RPP
    Brendan Salakoh, MCIP, RPP

    Brendan is a graduate of the Masters in Planning program at the University of Toronto, where he focused on urban intensification, transportation, and real estate development. As a planning consultant, he has excelled at policy development, planning approvals, and data analysis. Brendan is a Full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP), and currently serves as a council member for the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI). Outgoing and fluent in both French and English, Brendan is passionate about public consultation, community engagement, and meeting with stakeholders. He has led and assisted on public consultation and stakeholder engagement for large infrastructure projects and has managed development approval processes for real estate clients across Western Canada.

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  • Donovan Toews, MCIP, RPP
    Donovan Toews, MCIP, RPP

    Donovan has 17 years experience in the planning field. He was a business leader for the largest planning group in Manitoba for seven years and has an established reputation as a leader in effective public engagement practices. Donovan is a principal of Landmark Planning and manages major projects throughout Manitoba. Donovan is an active volunteer in the planning community and has served as president of the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute and Vice President of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

    Download Donovan's published articles:
     "The Public Open House: Used and Abused", (Spring 2016).
     "The Stakeholder Tier System", (May 2013).
    "Public Consultations for Selkirk Water Supply", (May 2017).

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  • Marie Etcheverry MALA, CSLA
    Marie Etcheverry MALA, CSLA

    Marie is a registered landscape architect with a diverse range of experience from small scale park and plaza design to master-planned land development projects. Marie approaches her projects with a balance of creativity and practicality, drawing on research-based design solutions, and believes in interdisciplinary collaboration throughout the design process. She has a keen interest in exploring connections between the landscape and human health and focuses on designs that engage people with the outdoor environment in a meaningful way.

    Marie holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Manitoba and is a full member of the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) where she currently sits on the Committee for Human Health and Well-Being.

    Marie's design influences include Piet Oudolf, Alison Brooks, Jacques Wirtz, and Claude Cormier.

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  • Choi Yuen Ho
    Choi Yuen Ho

    Choi has achieved her Masters in Architecture (University of Manitoba) and a Masters of Architectural Design (University College London) and is a recent graduate of the Master of City Planning program at the University of Manitoba.

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  • Evan Allan, MCIP, RPP
    Evan Allan, MCIP, RPP

    Evan is a Registered Professional Planner with a range of experience creating development plans and zoning by-laws, supporting major infrastructure projects and coordinating land development projects throughout Manitoba. Evan specializes in the review and creation of zoning by-laws for urban and rural municipalities in Manitoba using best practices, learned experience and collaboration with clients and key stakeholders.

    Evan holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Manitoba and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute (MPPI) where he serves as a member of council.

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  • Our Logo Explained
    Our Logo Explained

    The logo image designed by Darren Stebleski, plays on the idea of structure, being perfectly segmented into ‘building blocks’, fitting themselves together with the grid pattern, which suggests both an urban structure and a rural prairie section.  Upon study, one could also note an uppercase “L” (Landmark), a street corner, or an arrow – the latter being a directional mark for wayfinding, an indicator on a map, or a sense of direction and the beginning of a process.

    The colour (PMS 5615) is a green/grey, meant to connote the collaboration between urbanism and landscape, while the typeface (DIN Mittleschrift) has a modern classic look, making it at once current and timeless.

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