Ute Maya-Giambattista

Ute Maya-Giambattista,

Ute Maya-Giambattista is the Head of the Urban Design Department at SGL planning & design.

Ute is an Urban Designer and Architect with more than 15 years of experience. Ute is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.

As an urban designer, Ute approaches her work with the understanding that design can be a vehicle for creating healthy places and communities while being aware of the complexities of urban spaces and the potential of infrastructure to transform the vitality of a place. Integral to all her management and design work is her commitment to the integration of social, economic, and environmental sustainable practices from the early stages of the process.

Working for private and public clients, Ute’s design experience in Canada, the Unites States, Russia and China include site, master and community planning developments ranging in size from 10 to 8,000 acres, from custom homes to community master plans working for private and public clients.

Ute gained a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City and an Urban and Regional Planning Masters degree from Queens University.  Recently, Ute was invited by the EPIC Institute to present Oakville’s Uptown Core as a case study on matters of urban design master planning.

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