Ryan Donohoe

Principal / Designer

Donohoe Design’s founder Ryan Donohoe graduated with honours from the Landscape Horticulture Program at Capilano College in North Vancouver (2006) and furthered his education at one of the top design schools in Europe; the prestigious Inchbald School of Design (2012).

Spending a year studying in London for his MA was a transformative experience. It allowed Ryan to explore the world of art and architecture, both of which heavily influence his garden design trade. This experience also allowed him to learn advanced garden design techniques from some of the best designers in the business.

Yong Xu Yu – MBCSLA


Yong Xu Yu has 15 years of experience in landscape architecture, urban design, environmental design, and community planning in North America, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. She is a registered member of BCSLA and LEED AP.

Yong Xu Yu has worked on major projects including the Cotai Hotel Casino Complex in Macao, the Pak Tin Community Hall Park and Tseung Kwan O Property Development in Hong Kong, and the Nanaimo Ice Centre, Toronto City Place Park and Port Moody City Hall Outdoor Amphitheatre in Canada.

Yong Xu specializes in residential, mixed-use landscape design and public open space with a focus on integrating sustainability into creative design.

Karin England – MBCSLA


Like many landscape professionals, Karin’s connection to the land grew from a childhood spent romping through the great outdoors. An award-winning designer, she strives to provide people with engaging, sustainable outdoor spaces that enrich their lives. She holds Master of Teaching and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, and is an accomplished practitioner and educator.

With over 10 years of professional practice Karin is a frequent collaborator with Donohoe Design, with experience working at many scales, from campus master plans, commercial and institutional developments to residential projects. She has served on the City of North Vancouver’s Advisory Design Panel, and is active as a lecturer and design critic.

Alexandre Ruiz

Visual Designer

Educated in São Paulo, Brazil, Alexandre is an autodidactic graphic artist with 20 years of experience in architectural visualization and animation. He continuously seeks to expand his knowledge and use of new technologies in order to better help his clients understand and visualize their landscaping proposals.

Monica Candy

Operations Manager

Monica has over 20 years experience in Business Process and Organizational Development Management.  Specializing in project management, process improvement and people potential techniques, she uses these skills to strengthen a business culture and positively impact an organization’s strategic goals.

Monica is inspired by being able to translate the business vision into process and systems that are simple to use and become effective tools in supporting business objectives. Influenced by the research of Dan Siegel and William Miller and their work on interpersonal neurobiology and positive psychology, Monica uses this interest as the groundwork for creating effective systems and processes that create a ‘how’ that stakeholders can engage and feel inspired by.


Violet has only been working with Donohoe Design for a short time, but has proven to be a true connoisseur of landscape design. Specifically, she enjoys low flowering groundcovers (within bite range), and believes wholeheartedly in consistent aeration and irrigation of garden beds. Violet can usually be found in the office at Donohoe Design. Since her secretarial skills leave much to be desired, she focuses on greeting visitors and afternoon nap quality control.