Devin Tepleski


A visual anthropologist and geographer turned landscape architect, Devin spent most of his childhood in the Canadian prairies and formative high-school and undergraduate years on Vancouver Island. Devin earned a BA in anthropology from the University of Victoria and began his career as a documentary filmmaker and photographer before shifting to a focus on community land use & impact assessment research with indigenous communities across Canada. He later gained professional experience in digital strategy and UX design as a community organizer and web developer for an array of non-profit, labor, and environmental organizations before earning his MLA from the University of Toronto. After a couple years at the Toronto landscape firm PUBLIC WORK, Devin returned to the multi-disciplinary research team Trailmark where he worked on projects ranging from indigenous land guardianship programs to land claims negotiations to the design of software for remote data collection used in lands management, stewardship, and sovereignty initiatives. An advocate for data driven design, Devin’s work bridges GIS, remote sensing, CAD, and arch viz workflows – workflows he recently shared in the Visual Communications course he taught at the University of Toronto. Devin joined Reed Hilderbrand in 2022 and contributes to projects around the Northeast including Williams College Museum of Art. Devin spends much of his free time outdoors, cycle touring, hiking, and kayaking.