We are passionate about landscapes. As a team our professional skills are diverse and our background and experiences are vast. We have been creating highly individual and inspiring gardens since 1991.
We look forward to the opportunity of assisting with your project.
Maria is a registered Landscape Architect (CSLA / AALA) and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia. She has over 16 years of professional experience as a landscape architect and interior designer, from site specific to urban scale.
Maria leads all of Planta’s design projects. She is an exceptional designer who has worked on all stages of projects from schematic design to construction administration, often as project manager. With Planta, she follows each project from start to finish ensuring the concept and design intent are met through every step of the process.
Maria is also a Sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary's Master of Landscape Architecture Program.
Frank is General Manager for Planta. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary. Frank is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager (CNLA) and Landscape Technician (LANTA). He has been at the lead of Planta’s projects for over 20 years. Frank manages all aspects Planta's construction and maintenance operations.
Luis is an Agricultural Engineer trained in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The founder of Planta, his years of practice have created what Planta is today. Luis acts as Senior Consultant for Planta Landscape.
Jorgelina leads Planta’s accounting and financial requirements. She holds a degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has extensive professional experience evaluating, programming, executing and supervising finance and budgets in a wide range of sectors, including government and private realm.
Kurt is an ISA Certified Arborist (International Society of Arboriculture) and has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. He has over 15 years of nursery, garden centre, and landscape construction experience. He has extensive knowledge of local plant material. Kurt is an on site project manager.
Kyle holds a Horticulture Landscape certificate from Okanagan College and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a major in Supply Chain Management from Mount Royal University. He has over 6 years of experience in landscape construction and maintenance, with an operations management focus. Kyle is an on site project manager.
Elham is a landscape designer and administrative assistant. She is a current graduate of the University of Calgary's Master of Landscape Architecture. She also holds a Master of Architecture from the University of East London, UK. Elham applies her technical and design skills to Planta’s design projects, as well in assisting with on site layouts, inspections, vegetation studies and reviews. Elham enjoys painting and art, and uses her hand sketching skills to assist in illustrating conceptual and schematic designs for a variety of projects.
Rob is currently enrolled in the Carpenter Apprentice program at SAIT. He assists in all aspects of landscape construction and specializes in hardscapes including wood and composites, natural and pre-cast stones. Rob has been with Planta for over 5 years and has well rounded landscape construction experience.
Parnian is a Landscape designer and Admin Assistant at Planta Landscape. She is an aspiring Urbanist, Planner/Designer. Parnian holds a Bachelor of Urban and Visual Studies from University of Calgary. Her knowledge regarding to environmental urban development as well as design elements and principles brings a unique perspective to the firm. Parnian enjoys creating digital and hand drawn illustrations. Her creativity and artistic skills assists with developing conceptual designs for various projects.
Coral is currently enrolled in the Landscape Horticulture Apprenticeship Program at Olds College. Coral has excellent technical rigor and applies this enthusiastically to every project. She has vast hands on experience in landscaping and arboriculture.
Spiro has been involved in Planta's projects for over 16 years. He plays an active role in all landscape projects and has extensive experience in all aspects of landscape construction.