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Meredith Mitchell


Meredith Mitchell became a Registered Landscape Architect after many years of working for her father’s landscape architectural firm. Her many projects at DMG started an interest in sustainability and existing landscape retention and how important it is for communities.

She has a strong belief that strategic coordination of landscape architecture and arboriculture is fundamental for the successful completion of a project. Her undergrad in Archaeology fostered her interest in the preservation of historic landscapes and the importance of wholistic design of creating successful communities.

At M2 she continues working with multiple clients, agencies, municipalities and stakeholders to provide sustainable, socially conscious landscape design for both small and large projects. She is also involved with British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects in several committees and is a past Advisory Design Panel Member for New Westminster and currently is a standing member of the Maple Ridge Advisory Design Panel.


Preston Toy

BCSLA Intern – Intermediate Landscape Designer

Preston joined M2 Landscape Architecture in 2015, providing a variety of experience in urban design, sustainable community development, and open space master planning for commercial and public realm projects across Canada. With a foundational background in turfgrass management and sports facility design, he brings a diverse approach with technical expertise and hands-on knowledge to harmonize creativity and construction practicality in all styles of landscape architecture.

Dynamic and innovative, Preston is responsible for conceptual design and drafting, in addition to on-site coordination and construction administration for multiresidential, public recreational, and mixed-use community projects at M2. He brings a collaborative approach to project management and focuses on thorough communication with clients, consultants, and contractors to maintain consistent relationships throughout every stage of development.

Preston was previously a landscape technician in Edmonton and a parks designer in Burnaby following graduation from the Landscape Architectural Technology program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Since then, he has also obtained a graduate certificate in Urban Design from Simon Fraser University, as well as completing programs in Golf Course Design at the Golf Management Institute of Canada and 3D rendering at Gaia College. He enjoys his life away from the office playing softball, golfing, and snowboarding in Whistler.

Professional Development

  • British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA), Intern
  • Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA), LAT Member
  • British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), Volunteer
  • Canadian International Turfgrass Conference (CGCMC), Exhibitor

Bahareh Nassiri

MLA, BCSLA Intern, Intermediate Landscape Designer

Bahareh graduated with an Architecture degree in Iran before moving to Canada, where she obtained her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from The University of British Columbia (UBC).

She joined M2 Landscape Architecture in 2016 and has been working as a team member on a variety of projects ranging from commercial to multi-family townhouse developments.

Bahareh is responsible for designing open spaces in an aesthetically pleasing and functional manner. She also specializes in discussing project requirements with clients, preparing presentation proposals, performing site inspections and leading team of designers.

Bahareh loves outdoors and has quickly adapted to learning new varietals of plants and trees available across western Canada. With a strong desire for discovering new innovations and sustainable design strategies for parks, recreational and amenity spaces.

Always enthusiastic and bringing smiles to the office, she embraces her leadership role at M2 and as a BCSLA intern, she is on the road to becoming a registered landscape architect in Canada.

Professional Development

  • British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA), Intern landscape designer

Gauri Bharihoke

MLA, BCSLA Intern – Intermediate Landscape Designer

Gauri came to landscape architecture with a background in architecture design. After studying and practicing architecture for a few years she realized her interest was in designing the outdoor and in-between spaces. This quest led her to pursue a master’s in landscape architecture from NUS, Singapore. With over eight years of international experience as a designer, she is adept at working in diverse contexts, scales, and cultures. Through her career, she has gained extensive experience in residential, commercial, mixed-use, and hospitality and has a multidisciplinary design approach with a strong background in design and good technical skills.

As a lead designer in her previous firms in Singapore, she was involved in all aspects of design from concept design, design development, project management, and client and consultant coordination for both public and private development projects in and around Singapore.

Since joining M2 in 2020, she has been applying her skills and knowledge to design mixed-use, residential projects, and P3 projects in the region. In her role as an Intermediate Landscape Designer, Gauri is responsible for conceptual design, project coordination of projects of varied scale and typologies in Canada. In addition to her skillful project management, she brings innovative and practical design solutions focusing on sustainable design to the table. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and experimenting with home décor.

Professional Development

  • BCSLA Intern, British Columbia Society of Landscape Architect, BC, Canada
  • Registered Architect, Council of Architecture, New Delhi, India

Qing Li

MLA, BCSLA Intern, Intermediate Landscape Designer

Qing graduated with a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from China, and a master degree in Landscape Architecture from Auburn University (United States) before moving to Canada.

She joined M2 Landscape Architecture in 2020 and has been working as a team member on a variety of projects ranging from commercial to multifamily townhouse developments. Prior to M2, Qing has 5 years’ work experience in the United States and 2 years work experience in Calgary and Vancouver as landscape designer. She had been working on Oakridge Mall Redevelopment (Vancouver) for almost 2 years before she joined M2. She is a registered landscape architect in New York State and a LEED professional in Neighborhood Design.

Qing is responsible for designing green public spaces in an economical, functional and aesthetically pleasing manner. She also specializes in graphic rendering, 3D modelling, preparing construction details and documents, performing site inspections and being a good team player.

Qing is a nature lover, she truly believes the compassion of the nature, and the care for the human’s living habitat are the fundamental inspirations for the landscape design. Qing quickly adapted to the west coastal environment by learning the local soft and hard material palette.

Always bringing positive energy to the team, she is expecting to grow with M2 in the future.

Professional Development

  • Registered Landscape Architect, New York State, US. License #: 002755
  • LEED AP in Neighborhood Design, 10900760-AP – ND

Xudong Bao

MF, Consulting Arborist

Xudong joined M2 Landscape Architect in 2019. Xudong is an ISA certified consulting arborist with 3 years of successful experience in forestry and arboriculture. Xudong specializes in arboriculture related projects including arborist report, tree retention plan, tree risk assessment and tree protection plan during construction.

Xudong received his first degree from Nanjing Forestry University in China. In 2014, he came to Canada to study at University of British Columbia. Upon the graduation from Forestry master program, he started his arboriculture career in Vancouver as an arborist technician. He received both ISA certified arborist certification and ISA tree risk assessment qualification after completing the ISA courses.

In his free time, Xudong likes cooking and he believes it’s the best way to embrace life.


  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Tatiana Basova

Finance and Administrative Manager

Tatiana joined M2 Landscape Architecture in 2019 as a Finance and Administrative Manager overseeing all accounting, finance and administrative operations.

Professional accountant with more than ten years of experience across multiple industries, including real estate, construction, agriculture, hockey / sport arenas, entertainment and others, Tatiana has a passion for helping businesses to manage and grow their well-being.

She is a highly committed person with a specific interest and strength in full-cycle bookkeeping and accounting, client relations and management. She believes that M2 has a wonderful team capable of achieving new heights in landscape architecture business.

Tatiana holds a Bachelor in Economics and Finance degree and currently pursuing her CPA designation.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Tatiana moved to Vancouver in 2012 and calls the Beautiful British Columbia her home now.

She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, kayaking, hiking, climbing mountains and watching the wildlife.