Alex Turkewitsch

Alex Turkewitsch

President and Greenhouse Consultant, Greenhouse Engineering (Toronto, ON)

May 31, 2023

Alex Turkewitsch has been the President and Greenhouse Consultant for Greenhouse Engineering since March 1999. There, he plans, specifies, designs, and implements commercial, institutional, and research greenhouse facilities, ranging from plant production ranges, garden centres , shade houses and lath houses to compartmentalized research greenhouses, conservatories, rooftop farms, and custom structures. He also performs inspections, commissioning services, project management, and engineering evaluations.

Mr. Turkewitsch’s international client list includes architects, greenhouse operators, manufacturers, institutions, governments, research organizations, universities, and bio-technology companies. He has consulted on, provided designs for, implemented, and commissioned greenhouse projects in all 10 Canadian provinces, Nunavut, 25 states in the USA, Mexico, Uruguay, Philippines, Australia, Kenya, and Malaysia.

From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Turkewitsch was the Special Projects Technical Support Engineer for North America with Nexus Corporation and National Greenhouse Company from 1996 to 1999, where he was responsible for designing services for commercial, institutional , and research greenhouse facilities, as well as designing the structural, mechanical, electrical, and control systems as they related to greenhouse facilities. From 1991 to 1996, he was the Chief Engineer for Frank Jonkman & Sons Ltd. From 1980 to 1990, he was Senior Engineer for Growers Technical Services Ltd. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Design Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, in 1977 and 1980, respectively.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Atypical Food Production Technologies for Canadian Food Security