Albert Cheng - CEO
Albert Cheng is a prominent Designer in Hong Kong. As a graduate in Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto, he has 15 years of broad experience in residential landscape design, mixed use development, resort planning and large scale tourism master planning. He is the president and founder of Cohere Design. Previously, Albert was the Chief Designer and Vice President of Belt Collins International (HK) responsible for more than 200 landscape planning and design commissions. His strong foundational skills in landscape, architecture and construction, combined with his methodical thought process, result in an array of creative solutions for every design challenge. Albert currently collaborates with a large number of developers from Hong Kong and China.
Ted Baker – Director
BLA, OALA, CSLA, FSLA
Ted started his own practice in Landscape Architecture in 1977. He became a Fellow in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in 1992 and Chair of the College of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. He has taught at both Ryerson University and at the University of Toronto, as well as being a regular guest lecturer at Niagara College. In addition to his accomplishments in Landscape Architecture, Ted Baker has participated in the design and renovation of over two dozen highly acclaimed golf courses across Canada. He is a founding member of the Stanley Thompson Society which was established to preserve the works of renowned golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. From 2007 to 2100, Ted was also a member of the City of Mississauga Urban Design Advisory Panel. Ted’s work continues to cover a diverse spectrum, from the GTA to the United Arab Emirates and China. He leads the design for many of the firm’s projects in new community master planning, club house site design, resort planning, park planning and streetscape design.
Tim Turner – Director
BLA, OALA, CSLA
Tim has played a key role in developing the company’s vision and design sensibility. He has led many award winning projects including the recently completed and acclaimed Port Credit Village Redevelopment. International projects include work in China, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, in the UAE. More recently, Tim has been involved in the specialized design and construction management of artificial sports fields in Brampton and Markham as well as numerous park and water play developments across the Greater Toronto Area. These projects utilize Tim’s exceptional design and project management skills. Tim is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Ryerson Polytechnical.
Senior Administrator / Landscape Architect
BSc, MLA, OALA, CSLA
Mike is a graduate of the University of Guelph and has a keen interest in golf course design. He joined the firm in 2005, bringing experience in golf course maintenance and construction. Aside from golf course design, Mike has been involved with a variety of projects specializing in park design and resort planning. He is highly proficient in the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, and SketchUp. Mike has developed an expertise in 3-D modeling, enabling vivid graphic representations of landscape designs.
Landscape Architectural Intern
Nick Taylor graduated from the University of Guelph in 2015 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree. He joined Baker Turner Inc. as an intern shortly thereafter. Nick’s interests lay in site inventory and analysis, as well as concept development. He obtained his ISA Arborist Certification in 2016. He is also pursuing CLARB through the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. Currently, Nick assists with the production of plans, presentation materials, tree inventory and protection plans, as well as assisting in site reconnaissance and construction site inspections.
Arborist and Landscape Architectural Intern
BA, MLA, LEED AP, ISA Arborist Certification
Jon Woodside is a Certified Arborist with LEED accreditation. He has developed and managed several forest stewardship plans for a variety of suburban and urban settings. Jon joined the firm in the spring of 2012 and brings with him experience in preservation, restoration and rehabilitation plans, development of working drawings and project administration. Jon supervises site construction where ecological sensitivity is a must.
ALEX PAUNKOFF - BLA
Landscape Architectural Intern
Alex is a recent graduate the University of Guelph with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. Prior to joining BTi, Alex worked as a junior landscape contractor at a nursery, providing him with valuable construction and plant material knowledge. Alex also shadowed Landscape Architect Graham Hess for four years while studying Landscape Architecture at U of G. Since joining BTi, Alex has been involved in a wide variety of projects. We are pleased to have him on the BTi team.
Carroll Nicolls Baker
Carroll keeps us up to date with accounts receivable and accounts payable, working closely with our accountant and bookkeeper.
Landscape Architectural Intern
Manzure Yari graduated from the University of Guelph in 2016 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Prior to joining the BTi team, she was a Landscape Architectural Intern with Cosburn Nauboris Ltd.
Manzure is trilingual, being fluent in English, Mandarin and Uyghurche (Turkic). She will be utilizing her language skills to coordinate BTi projects with Cohere offices in China. She is highly skilled in the use of Autocad and digital presentation techniques. Manzure is passionate about the profession of Landscape Architecture “as it has the power to shape our environment into a more livable and sustainable future”.
Chartered Accountant and Landscape Architectural Intern
BCOM, CA, CPA, MLA
Eileen joined the firm in 2012 as a landscape architectural intern. She has stayed with us on a part time basis assisting with writing reports, organizing proposals and the occasional landscape design! Eileen approaches every project with enthusiasm, commitment and an excellent eye for detail.
Helene has been the Office Manager with the firm since 1996. Her role includes the preparation of proposals and reports, general correspondence, timesheet management, invoicing and organization of project files, as well as updating our website and promotional material. Helene is the voice of the firm when you first call and the individual who promptly takes care of your enquiries.