We are hiring a Jr. Landscape Architect/Project Design Coordinator!

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Details:

As we approach 20 years in business, MEP DESIGN is poised for exciting growth over the next decade and we invite potential candidates that prefer to develop a long-term relationship with our team by working hard and working smart so that our professional lives compliment and fully support our personal lives.

In January 2019 we will be relocating to a new larger office space located directly across from a TTC Subway station in North York.

Candidates must possess a thirst for professional growth through new design and project experience with opportunities to see projects through all phases of design development to final construction completion.

Working in a small close-knit team environment, directly with the firm principal and project lead, successful candidates will be supporting the project leader with a variety of tasks that include graphic presentations, design development, technical CAD drawings, preparation of tender documents & specifications, and construction administration support.

Required Skills include: High level of Proficiency with AutoCAD; MS Word & Excel; Adobe Acrobat; and basic knowledge of Photoshop & Illustrator.

Complimentary Skills include: Knowledge of SketchUP; Advanced knowledge of Photoshop & Illustrator; Reporting and Note Taking Skills; Communication Skills and Knowledge of Site Construction Standards.  Possession of an Ontario driver’s license is not necessary but may be an asset.

This position offers the opportunity to work in a small and supportive team environment with wide-ranging project assignments.  The nature of the firm composition will allow for professional growth opportunities and advancement based on the individual candidates’ short and long term goals.

How to apply:

Please submit the following documents:

-Introduction Letter

-Formal Curriculum Vitae

-Examples of Detailed Project Experience

Via email to studio@mepdesign.com on or before 02 November 2018.

Celebrating the Launch of Monocle’s new book in Toronto!

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Michael Presutti had the pleasure of meeting the venerable Tyler Brûlé during the launch of Monocle’s new book: “Guide to Good Business” at their Toronto Bureau in Little Italy.

Thank you to my good friend Drew Simmie (drewsimmie.com) for the gift and the introduction to Mr. Brûlé. There is a reason why you are truly a respected Global Thought Leader in today’s rapidly changing world.

The book is a wonderful compilation of passionate business owners doing what they love every day. As described in the book launch invite: “It’s not a book about staging a revolution. It’s a book about doing things well (from how you run the show to the pens you buy). And even taking your dog to work.” I encourage you to preview the book at monocle.com.

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Michael E. Presutti’s interview with ZOOMER Magazine!

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Cover of ZOOMER's May 2014 Issue

Cover of ZOOMER’s May 2014 Issue

Following is an excerpt from the May 2014 issue of ZOOMER Magazine:

Home Improvement – Smart strategies for aging in place gracefully in your own home.

By David Lasker

AGING-IN-PLACE IMPROVEMENTS:

Toronto landscape architect Michael Presutti (principal of MEP Design Inc) offers these ideas based on his designs for several long-term care facilities.

No more yard steps “Create landscaped yards that eliminate the need for steps. Instead of installing and (unsightly) straight ramp from the driveway to the entry door, incorporate gentle ramps and landings into your walkways.”

All-weather car access “Build a semi-enclosed car port or install a new entrance directly from an existing garage. This will facilitate getting from your car to inside your home during inclement conditions, thereby eliminating the sense of being trapped inside by the weather.”

No more snow shoveling “Install in-ground snow-melting cables on walkways. Should the cost be prohibitive, place heated rubber mats with a weather sensor on all steps and main-approach walkways to eliminate the need to rely on assistance for removing snow and ice during the winter months.”

Reduce glare “Use low-reflectivity paving materials on driveways, patios and walkways to reduce sun glare and eyestrain when enjoying the outdoors.”

Pergolas “As we age, our skin becomes more sensitive to direct sunlight. Create a garden pergola to provide shady seating areas. Growing trumpet or honeysuckle vine on the pergola will attract hummingbirds and butterflies. They will put smiles on people’s faces regardless of age.”