Myke began his career doing residential, housing and historic projects in Montreal and Ottawa after graduating with a B.L.A. from the University of Guelph in 1986. Under his direction HETA (Hodgins & Associés) has received many design awards, including a CSLA Award of Excellence, le Grand Prix du Design (du Quebec) and the Milan Havlin Award. In addition, the firm has been featured in dozens of publications and a number of television programs.
Working at both the provincial and national levels, Myke has made significant contributions to the profession of landscape architecture in Canada. He has participated in AAPQ committees since 1996, on the AAPQ Board since 1999, and the CSLA Board from 2000 to 2006. He was guest editor of Landscape/ Paysage in 2007 “The Residential Landscape”, served on the CSLA Awards Jury three times. He led the redesign of Landscape/Paysage, helped sow the seeds for our conferences in Cuba, Newfoundland and Nunavut, and executed a campaign that doubled the number of entries to the CSLA Awards Program. Finally, he worked to ensure the inclusion of a non-landscape architect in the CSLA Awards Jury. As President of the CSLA from 2007 to 2008, Myke brought his vision of continuity and growth as well as a proactive team building approach to the organization. In 2019, Myke was the recipient of the AAPQ's Prix Frederick-Todd.
Myke is also credited with fostering a creative culture at HETA by setting an example as a leader and a mentor. HETA’s approach is to reveal the myriad of possibilities inherent in every site through creative collaboration. As a leader, he ensures that each team member feels valued, satisfied and engaged to permit this exploration. As a mentor, Myke prepares future leaders by showing how contributing to something beyond yourself keeps this spirit of discovery alive, perpetuating HETA’s design philosophy.