OALA (associate), AAPQ, CSLA, Intermediate Landscape Architect
With an athletic background, Hoda is passionate about finding new ways to enhance people’s mental and physical well-being through space design, such as active design. She combines old-school competencies, like hand sketching, with new technologies to create a more human experience in presenting the project.
Her favourite part of the job is problem-solving while communicating with clients, municipalities, and contractors during the design process. Hoda is a full member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), Association of Landscape Architects of Quebec (AAPQ) and an associate member of Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA). Hoda has worked on various projects in Canada and internationally (Ontario, Quebec, China, Malaysia, Senegal, and Iran), including master planning, neighbourhood parks, linear parks, urban squares, residential high-rises, roof gardens, parkland and streetscapes.
In addition, Hoda serves as a member of the City of Hamilton Design Review Panel. Hoda strongly believes that public spaces are the only spaces everyone will feel closer to each other and could help create common sense and a feeling of unity between people with different beliefs!
When she is not at work at SDG, she spends her time with her family outdoors, hiking, cycling and gardening at home or volunteering at Royal Botanical Garden and Hamilton Conservation Authority; on a rainy day she may be doing yoga, painting, photography or cooking!