Who We Are

  • Curwood Ateah, BA, MCP, MCIP
    Curwood Ateah, BA, MCP, MCIP

    Curwood has 34 years experience in the planning field. He served the City of Edmonton for nine years gaining a broad range of experience in land use planning. Curwood established Landmark in 1997 and has developed a proven reputation for providing insightful, practical planning guidance to both Municipalities and the private sector. Curwood is an active volunteer in the planning field.

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  • Andrei Freisen
    Andrei Freisen

    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, BA, MScPl, MCIP
    Brendan Salakoh, BA, MScPl, MCIP

    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, BSc., MCP, MCIP
    Donovan Toews, BSc., MCP, MCIP

    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 articles in Plan Canada:
     "The Public Open House: Used and Abused", (Spring 2016).
     "The Stakeholder Tier System", (May 2013).

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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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