Andrew believes that understanding the rationale behind traditional land use approaches can be a catalyst for creative, forward-looking design solutions. During his landscape architecture studies in China and Canada, he enjoyed working on regionally scaled projects, but he also finds detail-oriented tasks such as planting reviews rewarding. During his landscape architecture internships in China, he worked on commercial/retail plazas and other types of public realm spaces. As a Master of Landscape Architecture student at the University of Toronto, he analyzed the northwest Toronto neighbourhood where ravines, York University, industrialized areas, and supermarket-lacking residential developments co-exist, with a focus on redeveloping the district as a ‘foodscape’ with improved ravine and parkland connectivity. Andrew’s current PLANT projects in Toronto include revitalizing a heritage landscape on a site where high-rise residential development is pending (123 Wynford Drive) and integrating a new lookout into Don Valley Brick Works Park (Governor’s Bridge Lookout).