Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture: Landscape Architecture as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation & Biodiversity Conservation

Date and Time


Lakeside Downtown Church, 75 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON


The University of Guelph - Landscape Architecture Guest Lecture Series presents: "Landscape Architecture as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation & Biodiversity Conservation" by Hitesh Mehta, FASLA, FAAK, RIBA, Associate AIA, President, H-M Design, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Free Admission. Reception to follow at Royal Electric - 52 Macdonell Street, Guelph.

You are required to register online for this free lecture and reception by February 6 by 5:00 p.m. 

The lecture and reception are sponsored by Victor Stanley Inc. in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

About Hitesh Mehta

Hitesh Mehta, a dual American/Kenyan citizen, has over 28 years of experience, having worked and consulted in over 58 countries on six continents. Hitesh is a Landscape Architect, Architect, Interior Architect and Environmental Planner and is a multi-international award-winning designer with awards in landscape architecture, planning, architecture, urban design, creative writing and interior design. Hitesh was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2010 and in 2015 was elected as a Fellow of the Architects Association of Kenya.

Hitesh Mehta’s holistic multi-disciplinary firm, H-M Design, is currently working on socially and environmentally friendly projects in Ecuador, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Dominica, Tanzania and Australia. He is also an adjunct professor and the author of three books, including “Authentic Ecolodges”, published by Harper Collins. Hitesh is recognized by his peers as the world leader in ecolodge planning and design.

In July 2006, National Geographic Adventure magazine identified Hitesh as one of five “Sustainable Tourism Pioneers” in the world. In July 2005 he was named by Men’s Journal, a New York based Magazine as one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Adventure" in the world. He has been featured / interviewed / mentioned in over 130 international magazines, newspapers, books, newsletters and blogs.

Hitesh is also a professional photographer and a Hall of Fame cricket player from Kenya.