Deep Passion for City Building and Improvement of the Urban Environment

Naama Blonder | Architect, Urban Designer | B.Arch, OAA

Naama is an Architect and an Urban Designer who has gained technical and management experience in planning and architecture in some of the city’s most renowned firms. At Urban Strategies and Hariri Pontarini Architects, she has worked on high-profile master plans in Toronto and participated in both the architectural and the planning aspects of some of these plans. She also managed the City of Toronto’s most recent design guidelines study: Growing Up – Planning for Children in New Vertical Communities.

Naama currently serves the OAA Affordable Housing Task Force, volunteers with Kehilla, an Affordable Housing Programme, and is the Chair of the United Jewish Appeal Young Real Estate Division. With a special interest in the design of the public realm, urban form, and development economics, Naama brings fresh, visionary and practical solutions to the projects she works on. Learn more about Naama >>

Misha Bereznyak | Architect | B.Arch, MUDS, OAA  

Misha is a registered Architect and is educated in both architecture and urban planning. His experience in both disciplines gives him the expertise and the proven ability to lead complex development projects.

Working in an internationally recognized firm based in Toronto, Misha’s work included transforming large underutilized sites in the GTA, Ottawa and Greater Vancouver into vibrant, mixed-use communities.

With the combination of creativity and diligence, Misha explores a wide range of design solutions and conducts a thorough research, looking deep into the implications of the design options to achieve nothing but excellent results. Learn More About Misha >>

 
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Kelly Gregg | Landscape Architect, Planner, PhD Candidate 

With her knowledge and experience in Landscape Architecture and current research on urban street design, Kelly is Smart Density’s collaborating partner for landscape architecture projects. In addition to her professional practice, Kelly is involved in a verity of research projects as a PhD Candidate in Planning at the University of Toronto. Much of her practice and research intersects landscape architecture, urban design and planning; focusing broadly on pedestrian environments. The research for her dissertation specifically examines pedestrian design interventions and asks how can contemporary design practice be informed by the past.