Team

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

Designer

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

Designer

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.

Katie Fritz

Katie is a writer and self-taught florist based in Squamish, BC. She runs her floral studio, Serpent, out of Vancouver. Katie obtained her BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Victoria. Upon completion of her degree, she packed up and couch-surfed the world in search of an epiphany, but she came home without one. Since coming back to Vancouver, Katie has focused on building and supporting small businesses, exploring the natural world, and writing. Katie’s work has appeared in international literary magazines and on Craigslist. 

Nahid Pak

Accounting/Administration

Nahid Pak offers more than three decades of accomplishment and experience in accounting, auditing and management, in which she has focused on driving different companies’ growth.

The scope of her experience has spanned throughout all aspects of financial affairs including auditing, tax planning, accounting, tax preparation, consulting, and management, as well as team building and leadership, technology implementation, and operations administration.

Nahid earned her Masters of Finance from University of I.N.O.C, (Sherkat-e Melli-e Naft-e Iran) Iran –Tehran in 1981 and more recently she expanded her education by earning an Accounting Certificate from BCIT, Canada Vancouver in 2006.

Press

Donohoe Design is proud to have been featured in time-honored media outlets, including the Vancouver Sun and 24hrs Vancouver. We care deeply about our community projects, and aim to work alongside local and international press to help communicate our mission of empathic, sustainable to the widest audience possible. If you would like to speak with us about Donohoe Design or our community projects, please contact us.

Community

The Donohoe team is committed to working on community projects. Whether it's re-vamping a park, working with the city to install more seating areas from which patrons can enjoy Vancouver's beautiful scenery, or offering a hand to an organization in need, we are passionate about giving back to the city we love. Do you have a community-partner project you'd like to discuss? Get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.