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Sami Hasanain

Desired Position: 
Landscape Designer
(519) 619-0539

Summary of Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable of outdoor recreational planning and landscape architecture principles with the ability to lead and work on multidisciplinary teams on complex projects using land use principles and park design processes.
  • Professional experience in designing and constructing park facilities, walking trails, and nature play areas in regional and provincial parks, public and private places and spaces; providing input into master plans; developing concepts for parks and open spaces.
  • Ability to prepare landscape proposals including a budget, scheduling, and estimating time for services to meet the needs of potential clients and their specific project requirements.
  • Skilled in assessing and evaluating sites towards determining programming and design opportunities that best suit site conditions and context.
  • Excellent in developing concept plans, design briefs, and supportive graphics for master planning, and preliminary design approvals. As well as facility with landscape technical skills - grading, planting design, detailing, and construction documents
  • Ability to interpret, apply, prepare and review development applications in compliance with the Planning Act, and the City's landscaping policies, guidelines, and by-laws, including subdivision plans, site plans, official plans, zoning amendments, and condominium plans.
  • Experienced in monitoring project progress against planned schedules and ensuring contractual obligations and quality control standards are met.
  • Knowledgeable with the Low Impact Development Strategies, Sustainability, LEED practices, erosion control measures, etc.
  • Proficiency in the use of general computer software, i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google SketchUp Pro. including AutoCAD, rendering programs (Lumion, Twinmosion, enscape) , ESRI ArcGIS platforms, and related software/technology that help to create a graphic sensibility - especially in producing illustrative plans, diagrams, and Perspective / 3D renderings. Ability to use Land F/X (Binninger), and MS Project (Professional)
  • Knowledge of horticulture / landscape maintenance experience is a plus
  • Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning                  Sep. 2018 to Aug. 2022

Fanshawe College, London, Canada (Co-operative Program)

HBEDP degree offers learning within four integrated academic cores: environmental design, planning, geographic information systems (GIS), computer-aided design, and communication.

  • B.Sc. in Plant Production,                                                                          Sep.1990 to Sep. 1996

Horticulture and Crop Science Department 

School of Agriculture, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan

(Provided me with a solid understanding of ornamental horticulture)

Assessed by WES as equivalent to a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Canada

  • Rain Bird (Irrigation systems)                                                                                                 July 2014

Maxicom Operator and Technician Certificates, Los Angeles, USA



Professional Experience and Selected Accomplishments

Landscape designer                                                                                              April 2022 to Oct. 2022

Friends of Bonnechere Park, 4024 Round Lake Road, Killaloe, ON, Canada

  • Designed an inclusive and self-guide walking Footprint in Time trail for visually impaired people, and people live with mobility issues based on AODA, CSA Group, and Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC). Adapted green standards and sustainable design practices
  • Performed parks and open space design concepts and detailed development
  • Conducted research and preliminary site review including an understanding of landscape requirements and design solution opportunities for people with challenges, particularly for people with mobility and vision impairments.
  • Coordinated with biologists, operations, archaeologists, environmental specialists, and First Nations representatives during research, planning, and designing processes. with, and other staff to find creative solutions and deliver projects
  • Followed governmental and legal standards related to developing provincial parks.


Website administrator of (                                       May 2019 to August 2019

The Gardens of Fanshawe College and the A. M. Cuddy Gardens

School of Design, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, N5Y 5R6. Canada

  • Updated and created new plant profiles for many trees from different botanical gardens in world to (www. the largest plant database in north America.
  • By using the CRAAP analysis test as a method for accreditation; conducted research for various species and genus of trees and vegetation that grow in Canada and America, using articles and books available at the college. The information was then published on one of North America's largest plant databases (
  • Classified and identified trees and shrubs at the A. M. Cuddy Gardens
  • Created maps for vegetation cover of Fanshawe College.


Manager, New Projects, Maintenance and Operation Department      March 2016 to Nov. 2016

Manager, New Projects, Landscape and Irrigation Department           July 2011 to Feb. 2016

Technical and Engineering Affaires. Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. PMU is a highly innovative student-centered university with state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Executed the strategic plan that meets PMU’s vision and mission.
  • Managed stockholders’ expectations, team communication and consultant coordination as well as coordination with internal departments on all assigned projects
  • Consulted with the Royal National British College for the Visually Impaired and ZAS Architectural Group in Toronto, Ontario, to develop residences and recreation facilities for students with the visually impaired.
  • Developed comprehensive and high-quality designs from concept to detail for implementation using construction documents, and prepared cost estimates and tender documents.
  • Maintained landscape activities by supervising all activities within PMU's properties and developments, and attended project and site meetings
  • Reviewed and recommended payment for invoices relating to work progress.
  • Coordinate with Civil and Infra contractors for landscape works
  • Coordinate with the design team and resolve any discrepancies between IFC/contract drawings and civil drawings, provide necessary solution on site, Review and respond to RFIs Inspect the landscape works as per approved method statements and shop drawings. Material inspection and sign off and construction related design reviews
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.