Douglas Olson

Douglas Olson

President + CEO
DDES, MLA, CSLA

Douglas Olson holds a Doctor of Design degree from Harvard University and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. A landscape architect and regional planner with over 25 years experience, Douglas specializes in spatially explicit land use planning and design. He has served as an instructor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Canadian and American Societies of Landscape Architects and the International Association of Landscape Ecology.

Douglas has worked in Africa, Latin America, China, Colombia, Mongolia, and Slovenia, as well as throughout the United States and Canada. He is experienced in policy development and all phases of planning and design, from project concept development through to detailed implementation. As President of O2, Douglas directs the firm’s work in landscape architecture, planning, urban design,landscape ecology, and spatial modelling.

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Trevor Davison

Trevor Davison

Managing Principal
MBA

As O2's Managing Principal, Trevor contributes to the firm's strategic planning, business development, and overall business management. Prior to joining O2 in 2006, Trevor worked in Latin America with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Canadian International Development Agency, and the United Nations Development Program. His international work experience has been focused on private sector development and trade capacity building. Trevor has also worked in the Canadian energy sector in the areas of economics and strategic planning, and business development.

Trevor holds a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario; a Graduate Diploma in International Management from Capilano University; and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.

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Chris Hardwicke

Chris Hardwicke

Principal, Urban Design
BArch, BES, BA, RPP, MCIP, FIUD

Chris is a Registered Professional Planner and an Urban Designer with over 14 years of experience. He is a Fellow of the Urban Design Institute in New York, a Recognized Practitioner in Urban Design in the UK and a member of the Council for Canadian Urbanism. Chris has managed planning studies that include community design, urban design guidelines, campus plans, feasibility studies, transit oriented design, complete streets, wayfinding, place branding, corridor studies, urban quality assessments and implementation strategies.

Chris is also an accomplished facilitator, public consultation coordinator and speaker, as well as a sessional lecturer in the Masters of Urban Design program at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Downsview Park Design Review Panel and the steering committee of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. His commitment to city building is internationally recognized through numerous award winning projects.

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Andrew Palmiere

Andrew Palmiere

Principal, Urban + Regional Planning
MPL, MCIP, RPP

Andrew holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Queen's University, and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Alberta Professional Planners Institute and the Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan. Andrew also holds a Certificate in Public Engagement from the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).

Andrew has over 10 years of experience working on high profile urban planning and urban design projects across Canada and overseas. His work emphasizes the linkages between policy, implementation and urban design. Andrew has a refined ability to facilitate complex technical solutions within multi-stakeholder environments, and he has extensive experience in policy development, community design, public engagement, and municipal approvals. Central to his approach to planning is a belief that great places are defined by environmental responsibility, economic vitality, vibrant culture, social discourse, creative design, and a quality of life that is both desirable and sustainable. 

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