We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Marker Design Challenge" competition – Tessa Mccharles, Choi Ho, Evan Allan and Marie Etcheverry from Canada!

Tessa Mccharles, Choi Ho, Evan Allan and Marie Etcheverry from Canada

Landmark Planning & Design Inc - committed to building better places through better processes.

- Landmark Planning & Design was founded in 1997

- We are based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

- Our office has 10–15 employees.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

Landmark Planning & Design leads challenging land use planning, development approvals, landscape architecture, urban design, and public engagement projects for various public and private sector clients. Our reputation stems from extensive experience, diligent work, and providing purposeful solutions. We commit to successful outcomes for small to large projects and are proud of the work we carry out in urban and rural settings.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

As an interdisciplinary planning, landscape architecture, and urban design firm, we work as architects of change via policy development, long- term visioning, and design strategies with a focus on the outdoor and pedestrian realm. We believe the role of an architect, of any field, is to first listen, understand, and connect with people and places to build relationships. In turn, these relationships are what drive planning and design which will positively benefit the environment, the community, and the individual.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Participation in architecture competitions is an opportunity to promote and emphasize the value of interdisciplinary practice. Architecture competitions bring everyone together at the table, bring visibility and voice to diverse perspectives, and bring out the creative spark within each of us.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions? 

Give architecture competitions a go! The time, money, and people resources are worth putting into participation in architecture competitions: Potentially leads to fruitful collaborations, laughs, inspiration, and innovation.

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