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Joseph Fry

BCSLA CSLA ASLA
Principal
jfry@hapacobo.com

Joseph is principal and owner of Hapa Collaborative. He brings two decades of landscape knowledge, conceptual thinking, and detailed design experience to each project. His past work spans the full breadth of scales from master plans to pocket parks, civic spaces to private residences, and streetscapes to roof gardens.

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However, he specializes in interstitial urban spaces, detailed design elements and public consultation, all within the full consideration of the built urban environment.

Born and raised in northern Ontario, Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph in 1994 and immediately settled in Vancouver working with DMG Landscape Architects. He moved to Seattle in 1998 to study with the late Japanese-American landscape architect Robert Murase, developing his technical skills with stone and water features and his appreciation for contemporary Japanese design. Joseph returned to Vancouver as senior landscape architect with PFS on many of their signature projects. In 2009, Joseph established Hapa Collaborative, which has since become a new voice for contemporary landscape design and a fresh and agile to traditional landscape architecture practice. He is lead designer for all of Hapa’s award winning projects including the Canadian Navy Monument in Ottawa, London’s Market Lane, and Koo’s Courtyard and Mid Main Park in Vancouver.

Joseph is a current member of the Vancouver Urban Design Panel and past chair of the City of Richmond’s Advisory Design Panel. He is an active member of the BC Society of Landscape Architects, a sessional instructor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, a volunteer with SALA’s Professional Advisory Board, and a coach with Seafair Minor Hockey in Richmond. He is proud husband to Louise and dad to his awesome kids, Daniel and Madeline.

Hanako Amaya

BCSLA CSLA
Associate

With a unique background that combines excellent technical rigor and design sophistication, Hanako injects the Hapa studio with a strong engineering competency and modern design aesthetic.

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Hanako brings nearly ten years of local, regional, and international field and design experience and a background in eco-environmental civil engineering and landscape architecture to the Hapa Collaborative team.  Her work spans scales and typologies, always striving to marry contemporary landscape design with sensitive analysis of physical and cultural context. She completed her graduate degree in Eco-Environmental Civil Engineering from Ritsumeikan University, strengthened with a Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in 2005 and acheived her full registration as a landscape architect in 2008.

Hanako’s work at Japanese firms Studio On Site and Jun Itami Architects exposed her to the process and practice of contemporary Japanese architecture and landscape design. After working with Pechet and Robb Studio, and intermittently with Joe Fry over five years, she joined Hapa Collaborative in 2011 to continue the successful working relationship.

Hanako completed her graduate degree in Eco-Environmental Civil Engineering from Ritsumeikan University, and followed that up with a Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in 2005.  She currently lives in Kitsilano with her husband Matt, son Kaito and daughter Mina.

Her Hapa work includes Moda Residential Tower in Burnaby, The Concord Private Residences in Calgary, and the Evergreen Line Station plazas located throughout the Lower Mainland, for which she is the project manager.

Sarah Siegel

BCSLA CSLA ASLA
Associate

Sarah has been with Hapa since 2011. Before joining us, she worked with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Brooklyn, where she contributed to several high profile projects in New York and Toronto.

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Sarah is an exceptional designer who has worked on all stages of projects from schematic design to construction administration, often as project manager. She excels at the compilation and preparation of illustrations and diagramming graphics for presentations and planning work.

Since joining Hapa, Sarah has been the lead landscape architect on various prominent projects, including Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza, Foot of Lonsdale Plaza, Ponderosa Commons at UBC, and the Terra Nova Play Environment in Richmond. Her two areas of specialty at MVVA were planting and paving design, which were brought to bear in the Jacob Javits Center Plaza in New York. She was also a key member of the team developing planning guidelines for the Lower Don Lands in Toronto.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Sarah completed her graduate degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Prior to that she received her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Visual Art and Art History from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

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Nell Gasiewicz

BCSLA CSLA
Landscape Architect

Nell brings to the Hapa team a combination of technical skills, conceptual understanding and experience with public and private projects across a variety of scales.

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Nell received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia, supplementing a diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, with a focus on public space and the potential for human health and community improvements through retrofit strategies. Nell has a personal interest in participatory design and design-build as a creative process and was a contributing member in the Community Design Build project in Croatia, which received the ASLA Honor Award in Community Service. Since joining Hapa in August 2012, Nell has worked on public consultation and visioning for a public greenway development and has been developing detailed design for a large multi-family development project. Her experience and wide range of skills have allowed her to contribute on all aspects of projects.

Lisa Lang

BCSLA Intern
Landscape Designer

Lisa completed her Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in 2012. Upon graduating she began working at PFS Studio in Vancouver until eventually leaving to join Hapa in 2014.

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Lisa brings a diverse and accomplished background in arts, design and the outdoors to her work.  Her interests include transforming urban spaces, site specific design and the contrast between natural and built environments. As the former assistant director at a summer camp she has experience in large team management and coordination.  It also gives her unique insight on children’s play environments and challenging traditional ideas of play.

Glenis Canete

BCSLA CSLA
Landscape Architect

Glenis is a conceptual thinker and versatile designer with a unique design sensibility that is grounded in the pragmatism of urban and landscape planning, but inspired by the poetics of place.

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Glenis received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies – Honours Planning from the University of Waterloo where her studies focused on urban design, ecology and urban agriculture. Her interests in these subjects led her to The University of British Columbia where she earned a Masters in Landscape Architecture. Upon graduating, she was awarded the Canadian Society of Landscape Architect’s Student Award of Merit that recognizes top graduating students for their outstanding imagination, innovation and ingenuity in their studies of landscape architecture. During her time at UBC, Glenis contributed to the research and visioning process for local climate change adaptation initiatives at the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning.  At Hapa Glenis continues to refine her proficiency in landscape design through her creative and dedicated contributions to projects of various scales.

Shelley Long

BCSLA Intern
Landscape Designer

Shelley is interested in the ability of the allied design disciplines to solve complex problems generated by layered processes of urbanization, industrialization, and ecologies through placemaking.

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Born and raised in Calgary, she holds an honours Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto.

After working for Hapa for consecutive summers between school terms, Shelley joined the Hapa team full-time in 2015. She has been involved in conceptual and detailed landscape design for projects such as Terra Nova Play Experience, Eau Claire, and the new SFU Student Centre. She brings strong graphic and representation capabilities to the Hapa team, as well as a passion for blending landscape and architecture to create better spaces and communities.

Laura Macdonald

BCSLA CSLA
Landscape Architect

Born and raised in the Okanagan Valley, Laura is a passionate ‘plantswoman’ and garden enthusiast. Before completing a Masters of Landscape Architecture from UBC, Laura completed a degree in Fine Arts at UBC-Okanagan where she developed a great appreciation for the Okanagan’s semi-arid desert landscape.

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Since then, over the past decade living in Vancouver, Laura has focused on and studied the native plant life of the west coast. After completing her Masters, Laura worked at a major Vancouver landscape architecture firm on a variety of local and national projects at various scales. Laura’s experience and work in landscape architecture spans a range of interrelated topics – cultural, ecological, economic, political, and technological – that influence and shape the built and natural environment.

In her free time Laura runs an (Instagram and (Twitter account @vancouverflora) that helps to document native and cultivated flora in the city.


Nathan Lee

BLA
Project Manager/Designer & Artist

Nathan brings over a decade of design and fabrication experience to the Hapa team. He has taken a broad approach to traditional art and design disciplines, applying his formal training in landscape architecture to industrial design, graphic design, and public art. Nathan leads Hapa’s public art initiative.

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In 2004, he co-founded Contexture Design, an award winning firm whose work emphasises simple, elegant, and sustainable design. His ‘heavy but light’ approach seeks to engage meaningful social and ecological concepts with a humor and whimsy, while celebrating overlooked natural and cultural systems. By understanding the unique qualities of each site, his projects are on one hand refined and richly laden with local meaning, and on the other hand buildable, durable, and responsive to the practical demands of interior and exterior public art.

Linda Ng

Office/Accounts Manager

Linda joined Hapa at the beginning of 2014, and has made life easier for everyone through her formidable administrative and organizational skills.

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With over 10 years’ experience in accounting, office administration and business operations working in various industries including Civil Engineering and Construction, Linda brings a high level of organizational management to Hapa increasing overall efficiency and the organization’s effectiveness in implementing strategy.  Her other pursuits include Real Estate and dreaming up new business ideas.

Jordan Lypkie

MLA
Landscape Designer

Jordan brings conceptually based design approaches to public, experiential projects to engage a range of communities, from plants to people.

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He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design with Honours from the University of British Columbia, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, where he received the John E. (Jack) Irving Prize for innovation in landscape ecology in a thesis proposal, an ASLA Certificate of Merit, and the Faculty Design Award.

Jordan has published student work and articles on ecology as well as education through placemaking, and has over 5 years of experience at a local non-profit working in social outreach and sustainable transportation. Jordan holds an active interest in conflating natural and cultural systems in his practice, bringing an expanded, publicly engaging idea of the wild to urban communities for both ecological and social benefit.


Lukas Holy

BCSLA Intern
Landscape Designer

A landscape architectural graduate from the University of British Columbia, Lukas brings diverse experience in landscape architecture projects, landscape planning and public engagement.

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His perspective is informed by meeting the needs of a range of client groups, including municipalities; land developers; and community led design.
Lukas is assisting on the landscape design work at the Radium Hot Springs Municipal Hall, Ironwood Plaza, University of Victoria District Energy Plant, and is working on a number of townhouse projects in the Lower Mainland.

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Pengfei Du

BCE MLA
Landscape Designer

Born and raised in China, Pengfei moved to Canada in 2013 to pursue her Master in Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia where she received the Faculty Book Prize upon graduation.

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During her time at UBC, she actively engaged in a number of research and teaching assistant positions that exposed her to a wide array of captivating design challenges.

Pengfei is interested in exploring the potential of landscape design in public space to create meaningful opportunities for interaction among the inhabitants through programming and place-making strategies.

She believes her passion and enthusiasm for landscape design, and moreover life itself, lends an important dimension to Hapa’s collaborative environment.


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Ryan Broadfoot

Cert. Tech (Arch) B.Env.D
Landscape Designer

Born and raised in Vancouver, Ryan began to pursue his design education from a technical perspective with a certificate in Architectural and Building Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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He then received a Bachelor of Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba, with a focus in landscape & urbanism.

Ryan has a keen interest in large scale urban design, detail design, and the use of parametric design tools in landscape architecture. Having worked as landscaper and a fabrication lab technician before joining the Hapa team, he brings his technical, conceptual, and hands on experience to the team and is currently working on the Northeast False Creek Urban Framework project.