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 42 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.
Tyler Main, B.L.A, O.A.L.A
Senior Landscape Architect
Tyler graduated from the University of Guelph, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, with honors. Tyler has a wide array of experience on different projects for both private and public clients. He works on projects from the inventory, analysis, and conceptual stages, through to detailed design, and construction administration. Tyler has worked on several commercial developments, stormwater management ponds, residential developments, and public parks. Tyler contributed to the detailed design plans as well as construction administration for Longworth Park, in Bowmanville.
Recently, he has been working with several school boards across the G.T.A., Durham Region, and Kawartha Pine Ridge Region on playground design and implementation, focusing on natural play features. Also noteworthy, Tyler is currently working on the design and construction administration of visual screening for 11 solar farms across Ontario.
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.
Allison Quinn, B.L.A
Allison is a University of Guelph graduate with an Honors Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture and a certificate in Environmental Citizenship. While at HKA, Allison has worked with several school boards across the G.T.A., Durham Region, and Kawartha Pine Ridge Region on playground design. Her substantial experience in natural playground design includes identifying the needs of each project and reflecting them in the site design. Recent projects include Terry Fox Public School in Toronto, Vincent Massey Public School in Bowmanville, Queen Elizabeth Public School in Oshawa, and John M James Public School in Bowmanville.
Allison has engaged in the planning and Site Plan design of large industrial, commercial, and residential developments. This includes a project in coordination with M.T.O and the 412 extension of the 407 Express Route, she has been involved in the site plan design, zoning works and official plan amendment for the Town of Whitby.
Sheryl Tao, Hon. Dipl.
Senior 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.