Professional Team

Our community of members has been deeply involved in designing this community, but we are not designing it by ourselves. We are guided by a stellar team of professional architects, engineers and consultants.

Megan Gainer of RHAD Architects, Roxanne Tate of Tate Engineering, and David Stonham of Treehouse Village Ecohousing presented “Exploring Energy Efficiency with Treehouse Village Ecohousing” in the Ecology Action Centre’s Better Building Speaker Series ~ April 2021

Lead Architect

Rayleen Hill and Megan Gainer

RHAD Architects

Founded in 2010 with an initial focus on the design of private homes, residential renovations and commercial interiors. Since its inception, the firm has developed into a multi-disciplinary studio that maintains its residential focus while continuing to pursue new genres, which have included multiple-unit apartment developments, town homes, public buildings, public art installations and urban gardens. RHAD Architects is a two-time winner of the Lieutenant Governor Award for Architecture and was selected as one of Canadian Architect Magazine’s “Top Ten Emerging Architecture Firms in Canada” in 2017.

Cohousing Architect

Bryan Bowen and Kristen Uitto

Caddis Collaborative

A leader in sustainable design, zero net energy homes, and livable communities, Caddis Collaborative applies attention, sophisticated design, and creative solutions to every project. In addition to our skills in architecture, expertise in grassroots community engagement is essential for large-scale projects, especially multifamily housing and institutional projects.

Landscape Architect

Matthew Brown and Sandra Cooke

Brackish

Founded by partners Matthew Brown and Sandra Cooke in 2019, Brackish Design Studio is a landscape architecture company born of Atlantic Canada; a place where the dramatic and varied natural landscape is as fluctuating as it is beautiful. They are inspired by the forces of time and tide; of growth and decline, of climate and weather, and how these ebbs and flows shape the built and natural environments that we inhabit. As designers, our task is to create places that are resilient, sustainable, and as unique as Atlantic Canada itself.

Project & Construction Management

Murray Tate and Adam Clarke

Tate Engineering

Tate Engineering is an engineering, project management, and consulting firm that defines and solves complex issues related to facility development and operations. They are dedicated to helping organizations overcome challenges or anticipate and avoid potential impediments to the success of a project. Tate provided pre-construction project management services, and is now the Construction Manager for the project.

Cohousing Consultant

Jasen Robillard

Connexus Cohousing Collaborative

Cohousing Group Facilitation & Development Consulting for Treehouse Village Ecohousing. Jasen’s active role in the Dragonfly cohousing development in Calgary, has led him to pursue cohousing consulting services on a full-time basis. In his capacity with Connexus, Jasen applies his experience and background in community organization, project management and environmental engineering consulting to kick-start cohousing groups and lead them through the development process to project completion.

Accountant

Cody Lohnes, CPA, CA

Grant Thornton LLP

Cody and his team provide accounting services to Treehouse Village Ecohousing, including the completion of our financial statements and corporate income tax submissions.

Lawyers

Piotr Luczak B.A., LL.B.

Burke, Macdonald & Luczak, Barristers & Solicitors

Piotr is the primary lawyer for Treehouse Village Ecohousing. He has assisted with setting up our development company, including the legal documents that establish our members’ rights and responsibilities. Providing a broad range of legal services, Piotr brings in other legal experts as necessary, including specialists in cohousing and in human rights law.

Elias Metlej B.Sc., LL.B.

McInnes Cooper

Elias and his team are providing Treehouse Village Ecohousing with legal services related to setting up the condominium corporation that will take over from the development company at the time our members move into their homes when construction is complete.