Richard Valenzona



Combining his experience in urban design, planning and landscape architecture, Richard offers a creative and practical approach to design and development. His multidisciplinary background allows him to work across varying contexts, scales and levels of detail. Known for his master planning expertise, Richard has contributed and designed numerous comprehensive community plans for prospective development sites – from greenfield lands, to infill sites within urban and built-up environments – throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Richard is involved in a wide range of planning and urban design projects across the GTHA including highest and best use analyses, schematic site plan designs, preparation of urban design related materials for development applications and master plans. He has also worked on numerous community planning, urban design and landscape architectural projects within Canada, the U.S., Middle East and Asia.

Richard earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, where he was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honour Award. He also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in urban planning, with a specialization in urban design, from the University of Waterloo. Richard is currently an Associate Member (Landscape Architectural Intern) of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), working towards full membership. He is also in the process of working towards full membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and Canadian institute of Planners (CIP).