Khatereh is a passionate urban and landscape designer who strives to make the world a better place to live, work, and play. Her work on neighbourhood and master plans, parks, and public realm projects integrates urban design, landscape design, and architecture. Khatereh tackles challenging urban conditions with a critical, pragmatic and interdisciplinary approach rooted in extensive design knowledge. Her ability to generate creative and innovative designs in a team environment leads to mutually beneficial solutions for stakeholders with diverging interests. As a project manager, Khatereh’s communication skills and analytical, detailed-oriented style enable her to solve problems of all scales while keeping projects on time and budget. With her infectious enthusiasm, she builds strong client relationships and interdisciplinary teams. Khatereh sits on the board for the Ontario Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), is a member of the OALA Recognition Awards committee (HAP), and is involved in the OALA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force.
What’s your favourite DIALOG initiative?
Iris Prize! I think it is carefully designed to empower all DIALOGers to nurture their sense of curiosity and showcase how they can improve community wellbeing outside the realm of their day-to-day projects.
What’s your favourite way to give back to the community?
To do all that I can to minimize the impact of my actions on the planet. At work by recognizing the responsibility that I have to promote sustainability in every one of my projects; and at home by recycling religiously, eating less meat, commuting by bicycle and public transit, and donating to OneTreePlanted every now and then.
What’s one quote you live by?
I have a whole wall of sticky notes with inspirational poems and quotes, but one of the best ones that I want to live by is this one from Booker T. Washington: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Master of Urban Design
University of Toronto
Bachelor of Architecture