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 year. It allowed Ryan to not only explore the world of art and architecture, both of which heavily influence his garden design trade, but also allowed him to learn the techniques for skilled garden design from some of the best in the business.

Carolyn Kennedy – MBCSLA


Carolyn Kennedy has more than 15 years experience in landscape design. Her education in Psychology and Landscape Architecture merge to produce a focus on the perception and experience of our environment.

Carolyn’s penchant for clean contemporary spaces is heightened by her proficiency in planting design. Her project experience represents scales from community planning to intimate patio spaces with a focus on custom features and site furnishings.

Carolyn completed three terms on the West Vancouver Design Review Committee and the Lower Caulfield Advisory Committee. She was a Director on the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects Board, and has presided as a guest lecturer and critic for the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.

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.

Major projects Yong Xu Yu worked on include 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 specialises in residential, mixed-use landscape design and public open space with a focus on integrating sustainability into creative design.

Monica Candy

Monica has over 15 years of strategic and engaging Business Process and Organizational Development Management.  Specializing in project management, process improvement and people potential techniques, her passion is using these skills to strengthen a business culture and positively impact an organization’s strategic goals.


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, and since her secretarial skills leave much to be desired, she focuses on greeting visitors and afternoon nap quality control.