Zale Design is the sole proprietorship of Kristina Zalite. I create artful and meaningful landscapes that are inspired by the local Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic forest ecosystems. Working with contractors and allied consultants, I design landscapes for schools, homeowners, municipalities and other major institutions. I create landscapes to naturally buffer environmental stressors, and I strive to build spaces that are welcoming, inclusive, and universally accessible.
My work spans over 15 years providing excellent design, details, and related documents with the Nunavut Territorial Parks Department, Zeidler Partnership Architects, Jonathan Losee Ltd, Prospect & Refuge Landscape Architects, and Zale Design. I studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph, Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia, and Restoration of Natural Systems at the University of Victoria.
Zale Design is located in the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, in the area known as Vancouver, BC, and recognizes that the culture and knowledge of the First Peoples are critical in creating meaningful landscapes.
My office and site visit procedures follow the Covid-19 pandemic protocols put forth by the Canadian Landscape and Nursery Association.