Maren is a senior landscape architect, urban designer, and planner at our Vancouver studio. A powerhouse of creativity, energy, and passion, she draws from over 14 years of broad experience working across North America on projects that span community master planning, parks and open space, urban plazas, sustainable development, public realm design guidelines, and large-scale infrastructure projects. Maren thrives in the complexity of community scales, where her ability to think critically, understand context and empower community-driven solutions benefit project vision and delivery.  

Complementing her practice, Maren is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and School of Community and Regional Planning as well as an Instructor with Simon Fraser University’s renowned CITY Program. As an active member of the design community locally and internationally, she currently volunteers as a mentor with UBC SALA, is part of the Urbanarium Studio Team, and serves on the Landscapes / Paysages (Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture national magazine) Editorial Board. She previously served as Chair of the American Society of Landscape Architects Urban Design Professional Practice Network, as an Executive Board Member with Women in Design and on the Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee. 

Molly is an urban planner and engagement specialist on our team with 15 years of experience working on community-oriented projects. She brings a unique array of skills from her diverse professional background including non-profit management, arts and culture, education, and marketing and communications. Molly is a skilled facilitator who is passionate about turning complex issues into digestible and accessible information to enable more diverse community participation. Throughout her career, she has focused on projects that involve working closely with communities and stakeholders at a variety of scales.  

Some of her projects have included Itst uw’hw-nuts’ ul’wum – We are working as one (Ladysmith Waterfront Area Plan), the Capilano University Campus Master Plan, the 44-acre Kelowna Mill Site, and Community Asset Mapping with the City of Vancouver to help communities develop Resilience Strategies that can be self-maintained and updated. Molly holds a BA (Hons.) in the History of Art from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University. 

Bryce brings a wealth of experience and passion for city-building through the public realm to our Toronto studio. A seasoned landscape architect and urban designer, he is renowned for his ability to navigate highly complex, multi-stakeholder projects from start to finish. Over the past decade, Bryce has led countless teams, adopting integrated design principles that have resulted in award-winning solutions for his clients and our cities.

Bryce believes design should respond to the social, environmental, and cultural context of a project to support the thoughtful growth of our cities. From re-imagining Toronto’s Waterfront to leading sustainable design across Canada, he advocates making urban space accessible and enjoyable for the entire community. Many of Bryce’s most memorable projects have been widely recognized for creating amazing spaces. From Toronto’s waterfront to the Evergreen Brick Works, the John Street Cultural Corridor, and the Lower Don Trail revitalization, his projects have made a lasting, positive impact.

As an active member of his profession, Bryce is also the recipient of several other City of Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Awards, the City of Brampton Award of Excellence, and the Reach for Excellence Award by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 

James is a landscape architect with an extensive skill set that combines urban planning with a passionate focus on ecological design and climate change adaptation/mitigation. His projects vary in scope from detailed site design to large-scale master planning and convey his enjoyment of craft and collaboration. Over his time with DIALOG, James has managed residential, open space, mixed-use, park, and multi-use trail developments for various institutional, commercial, and First Nations clients. 

A member of both local and international conservation societies, James contributes to environmental causes through volunteer work and community engagement workshops. He has organized and presented at several local conferences with a mission to bring together disparate professions and user groups around these issues.

Doug joined our Calgary studio when his predecessor firm, Carlyle + Associates, merged with DIALOG. He is a landscape architect with over 35 years of experience in a wide range of award-winning projects, from community master plans to private gardens. Passionate about urban places large and small, Doug’s work investigates the diverse voices and forces that drive their ongoing transformation. He thrives in teams with broad and unique expertise that together can create relevant and inspiring design solutions. Through curiosity about the nuances of client goals and developing strong working relationships, Doug realizes projects to their highest potential.

Continually pursuing new knowledge and information, Doug’s thirst for education explains his interest in periodic teaching and lecturing at various universities in Alberta and across Canada. He was a partner at DIALOG for nearly a decade and remains active and fully engaged with design teams and clients on several projects across our studios.

Jill joined our team with a wealth of experience in landscape architecture and planning, from detailed site design to visionary master planning and city building. Understanding the strategic advantages of a truly collaborative design process, she has led various multidisciplinary project teams across Canada, the United States, and internationally. A skilled facilitator of design-oriented public engagement, Jill is known for her ability to achieve meaningful consensus in highly sensitive situations. She is widely recognized for her ability to weave context-specificity into a design narrative that celebrates the story of how people use her spaces.

Her peers have recognized Jill as one of Canada’s emerging landscape architectural leaders, and she is one of the University of Guelph’s youngest and most notable alumni. Her work has been recently honoured by the National Urban Design Awards and the Canadian Institute of Planners. For every project that Jill is involved in, she brings energy, enthusiasm, passion, and a strong desire to impact meaningful change.