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Zāle 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. We recognize that on-going work to decolonize our landscapes and our landscape architectural practices is vital in creating truly healthy spaces. 

Zale design studio process

Kristina Zālite

Landscape Architect MBCSLA

Over the span of more than 15 years, I have provided excellent design, details, and related documents with Nunavut Territorial Parks DepartmentZeidler Partnership Architects, Jonathan Losee Ltd, Prospect & Refuge Landscape Architects, and my sole proprietorship, Zāle Design.

Zāle Design landscapes are built to naturally buffer environmental stressors, while elevating inclusive and accessible design principles. The local Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic forest ecosystems are a constant source of my firm's inspiration.

With my trusted network of collaborators and consultants, we create landscapes for schools, homeowners, places of worship, municipalities and other valued clients.

Frequent Collaborators

Neda Roohnia Landscape Designer
SOM Landscape Design
Prospect & Refuge Landscape Architects
Alex Lerner Landscape Design
Andrew von Egmond Landscape Design

Neda Roohnia 

Sarita Opal Moodie

Alyssa Semczyszyn

Alex Lerner

Andrew van Egmond



  • Schematic and conceptual landscape design

  • Layout, grading and drainage design

  • Planting design

  • Detailed construction documentation

  • Preparation for municipal permit submissions

  • Plant and materials sourcing

  • Ecological restoration planning

  • Green infrastructure, biofiltration & bioswale design

  • Labyrinth & healing garden design

  • Garden consultation


  • Field review

  • Cost estimates for landscape construction

  • Construction documentation

  • Construction contract administration

  • LEED submittal documentation

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