Zeynep Benk

Landscape Architect BLA, MLA, OALA, CSLA

Originally from Turkey, Zeynep received her BLA from A.I. Baysal University and MLA from Istanbul Technical University. She acquired more than 10 years of landscape experience before moving to Toronto in 2015. As an intern landscape architect, she worked at Istanbul’s Nezahat Gokyigit Botanical Garden, where she was involved in plant maintenance and a detailed inventory list revision. After obtaining her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, she worked on many large-scale projects with Karaoglu Peyzaj, including Istanbul’s Zorlu Center, a multi-tower mixed-use development incorporating several green walls and a ramped network of green roofs. Zeynep is a creative designer with a strong technical background: her meticulous attention to detail throughout the contract administration stage ensures that completed projects remain true to the strength of their conceptual design. Toronto’s greenness and multiculturalism made her choose the city as her new home base, and seeing images of the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization made her want to work at PLANT.