Team

 
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Matthew Sweig, OALA CSLA
principal

conceptual design, community engagement, detail design, construction

Matthew brings twenty years expertise managing a diverse range of projects from concept to construction. He has gained a reputation for reliability by consistently bringing value to every project, including condominium developments and streetscaping, greening the most challenging urban spaces, community planning and design, pedestrian and cycling trails, public school grounds, recreation centers, landscapes for seniors and campus designs. Matthew is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. As a parallel passion to that of design, Matthew has established himself as a successful visual artist. He has exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions across Canada as well as internationally since 2003. He brings a succinct creativity to both disciplines.

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Michelle Lazar, OALA CSLA
principal

conceptual design, marketing, research, site planning, urban design

Michelle is a landscape architect with fifteen years of experience designing the public and private realm in Toronto. Beginning her career working in Toronto’s most prominent multidisciplinary design firms, she now brings a holistic approach to FFLA, maximizing the potential of each site with her expertise in placemaking and creating sustainable greenspaces that thrive. Michelle received an Undergraduate Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University, studying sculpture and design art.  She then completed a professional Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

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Tupac Espinoza
designer

Tupac is an architectural designer specializing in utilizing the latest design and analysis software towards construction and digital fabrication practices, and the delivery of creative and engaging solutions using climate and context based environmental principles.  He has over 10 years of experience in project development and construction management.

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Emily McKenna
landscape designer

Emily graduated from the Masters of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Toronto. She has over 8 years of hands-on horticultural experience in Ontario and British Columbia working in greenhouses, for private residential maintenance firms, and doing small scale design and maintenance for personal clients around Toronto.

 

Portraiture by Jessica Gaba
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