Zale Design aims to create artful and educational landscapes that are regionally appropriate, have a low-carbon footprint, and are ecologically resilient. We take careful consideration in our planting & material choices to work in tandem with the natural ecosystem in which we work, the Coastal Western Hemlock Biogeoclimatic Zone.
Zale Design was launched in 2018, offering landscape architectural services in the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, in the area known also as Vancouver, BC. Zale Design recognizes that the culture and knowledge of the First Peoples of Canada are integral to good landscape design.
Zale Design is the sole proprietorship of Kristina Zalite. Kristina's work spans over 15 years providing excellent design, details, and related documents with the Nunavut Territorial Parks Department, Zeidler Partnership Architects, and Jonathan Losee Ltd.
Kristina 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.