OUR TEAM

“Simply stated, we strive to be great people doing great work.”

our people

We pride ourselves on having a passionate team of individuals who work with passion, motivation and inspiration.

Our approachable and creative team loves to help you explore possibilities and innovate on the best use of your space. We believe that landscape design should never be an afterthought and the key to award-winning projects is to start at the very inception with building engineers and architects. Doing so allows us to seamlessly integrate the natural and the built environments into one, and design spaces with all seasons in mind.

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Rick

As principal of 818 studio, Rick shapes the culture and direction of the firm. Rick’s focus is on the areas of site planning, design, and project management. Through his varied experiences Rick brings a comprehensive skill set to all projects with the ability to execute unique designs from the conceptual planning stages to the finished construction documents.

Rick’s association with allied design professions, such as architecture and engineering, provide a good grounding for the multifaceted aspects of site design and project management.

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Jen

With Jen’s background in environmental science, she looks at landscape as a place to be shared by people and flora and fauna. She is excited about helping clients achieve their long-term sustainability goals through beautiful designs that create lasting and functional ecosystems for both people and nature. Always learning, Jen is currently pursuing a restoration ecology professional specialization certificate in her “spare” time.
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Harrison

Once graduated from NAIT, Harrison began working for the City of Edmonton as a Landscape Inspector where his duties included revision and implementation of landscape designs within the Edmonton area. Harrison later shifted from the public sector to the private sector, taking on the role of lead designer at Little Creek Landscaping in Edmonton, AB where he spearheaded numerous residential landscape design/construction projects.
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Alisha

Alisha spends her time exploring Alberta’s natural landscapes, camping in the frontcountry and trekking into the backcountry for more remote camping locations. She understands the restorative experience natural spaces have on the psyche. Alisha’s designs focus on creating a hybrid of developed and native spaces by understanding the functional requirements of urban environments and the desires people inherently have to be connected to nature. Alisha’s designs incorporate aspects of sustainability, low impact development, native plants and an element of the unexpected.
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Zoë

Growing up in Fort McMurray, AB, Zoë developed a love for northern landscapes and ecology. Following this passion, she received a B.Sc in ecology from the University of Alberta before completing her MLA at the University of Calgary.

She brings enthusiasm, energy, and presentation skills honed through performing educational musical shows for Alberta Environment and Parks, and delivering programs for all ages at the Edmonton Public Library. She is passionate about environmental justice and education and has volunteered as an author, researcher, and graphic designer for the Elbow River Watershed Partnership, and the Scarboro Historical Society.

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Paola

Paola’s ability to anticipate and take care of issues before they become issues is quite incredible. Intimidatingly quiet, she goes about her day in a ninja like manner, undertaking and executing the myriad of operational tasks that keep our team moving forward.

A very diverse background, Paola has worked in the oil and gas industry (a rarity in Calgary), undertaken retail operations management, operated her own consulting business, and co-founded the non profit I Hate Teal Ovarian Cancer Foundation.