Henry Kortekaas and Associates Inc Landscape Architect Team
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Henry Kortekaas, B.L.A., M.E.S., O.A.L.A.
Principal Landscape Architect
Henry Kortekaas is an accomplished and award winning Landscape Architect, with experience in Environmental, Urban & Recreational Planning and Design. Henry holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Landscape Architecture (BLA) from the University of Guelph (’75) and a Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) from York University (’82). Henry has 41 years of professional experience in both the private and public sectors. Henry founded his company, Henry Kortekaas & Associates Inc., in 1983. Through the creation of high quality and innovative design drawings, specifications, reports and renderings, Henry Kortekaas & Associates Inc. have established themselves as leaders in the field of Landscape Architecture without compromising environmental integrity. Henry Kortekaas is particularly interested in developing urban natural corridors for the benefit of man and the natural environment.
Katie Kortekaas, B.A., C.P.P
I.S.A. Certified Arborist
Katie is an I.S.A. Certified Arborist and an I.S.A Certified Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. She is also Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests Ecological Land Classification (E.L.C.) Certified as well as a OMNRF Butternut Health Assessor. Katie has experience in a wide variety of projects including development-based tree assessments and reports, private property inventories, health assessments and tree resource valuation. Katie has over 25 years of public sector, administration and project management experience, including Purchasing and Contract Management for 3 of Ontario’s largest School Boards, a Municipality and a Toronto Hospital and Health Care Campus.
Ryan Paliga, H.B.A., M.L.A., O.A.L.A.
Landscape Architect and I.S.A. Certified Arborist
Ryan holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture degree (MLA) from the University of Guelph. His undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto focused on Urban Design. Ryan is an I.SA. Certified Arborist and an I.S.A Certified Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. He regularly conducts Tree Inventories and Tree Health Assessments across Ontario. Ryan brings work experiences from a diversified background to the everyday requirements of his position.
Sheryl Tao, Hon. Dipl.
Landscape Design Technician, AutoCAD Technician
Sheryl Tao, has been a member of the firm for 6 years. Sheryl has a Landscape Design Technician Diploma from Humber College, graduating with honours, receiving a President’s Letter for her program excellence. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree of Agriculture majoring in the Ornamental Horticultural Program from China Agricultural University in Beijing, China. While in China, Sheryl participated in large public space and parks construction. She also has several years’ experience working in the Ontario based landscape construction industry for commercial and public space planting and hardscaping.