Urban Design Panel Members
Learn more about the Urban Designers on the Design Review Panel.
George F. Dark, FCSLA, FASLA, OALA, is an urban designer and landscape architect. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and a member of the College of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. George is the 2018 recipient of the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA), the highest honour given to a landscape architect by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA). He has also received the OALA Pinnacle Award for Landscape Architecture.
George began his practice of landscape architecture and urban design in 1978. George’s work focuses on the quality of urban environments and he regularly coordinates large groups of diverse professionals. He excels at guiding projects through complex design, approval and public consultation processes. In the past 40 years, George has directed numerous urban master plan and open space system projects for communities in Toronto and Ontario. He has also completed projects in PEI, Alberta, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Florida and Barbados BWI. George is Chairman Emeritus of the Evergreen Foundation / Brickworks, Chair of the Social Innovation Institute at CSI Toronto and a Trustee of the McMichael Canadian Gallery.
With over 30 years of experience as an architect and urban designer, Joe Lobko, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, has a broad range of experience on public and private developments with particular emphasis on urban design, adaptive reuse and the non-profit sector. In 2006, he joined DTAH as a partner with the merger of his practice Joe Lobko Architect, and in the same year he received an urban leadership award from the Canadian Urban Institute and became a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Volunteer efforts include serving on the Board of Directors for ArtsBuild Ontario and as past chair of the Toronto Society of Architects.
Notable award-winning projects include leading the design of renewal and restoration projects such as Artscape Wychwood Barns and Evergreen Brick Works; the planning and urban design of Waterfront Toronto’s West Don Lands community (with UDA); the L’Arche Dayspring Chapel; Artscape’s first legal live/work project in Toronto; the competition-winning Sims Square office building adjacent to Burlington’s City Hall; and the Fort York Transitional Residence.