Landscape Architect Dennis Taves joins GEI Canada

Designer brings vast experience and new service offerings.

MARKHAM, Ontario (May 8, 2024) – Landscape Architect Dennis Taves, OALA, GRPhas joined GEI Consultants. With a more than 40-year career in landscape architecture consultancy, Dennis specializes in streetscape, natural playground, and stormwater management landscape design. Dennis brings new service offerings to GEI in Canada with his experience in trail design, green infrastructure, and waterfront design.

“Dennis’ proficiency in planning, designing, stakeholder consultation, and contract administration over a wide variety of services expands our capabilities,” says Heather Whitehouse, Senior Ecologist at GEI. “Dennis excels in balancing stakeholder needs throughout the project life cycle, while remaining focused on the vision to connect people responsibly with nature.”

Dennis has worked extensively in municipalities across Ontario on urban development and redevelopment design. He provides the full suite of landscape architecture services, from conceptual to detailed design, tender and procurement, contract administration, project closeout, and staff mentoring and management.

“I am impressed with the GEI team’s dedication and the work its teams perform to enhance environmental resiliency while connecting people with nature,” says Dennis. “I hope to provide leadership in landscape architecture by mentoring landscape designers as well as restoration ecologists, while continuing to grow myself both personally and professionally.”

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University. He is a full member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and a Green Roof Professional (GRP).


About GEI: GEI Consultants, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that delivers professional services that improve our world’s built environment. With more than 1,400 staff and 54 offices in North America, GEI is a leader in providing multi-disciplined engineering and environmental services to a range of private and public sector clients, both domestically and abroad.

As a member of the employee-owned GISI family of companies, we foster personal relationships with our clients and support our staff in a partnership model, which is underpinned by continuous learning and sharing of knowledge. We retain proven, recognized experts and attract the best minds to deliver to our clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit, and innovation that is rare in our profession. We engineer solutions in five primary end markets: Water Resources, Energy, Buildings, Infrastructure, and Industrial. For more information on GEI, please visit

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Rachel Sa
Director of Communications
GEI Consultants
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