Canadian landscape architecture celebrated

Friday, April 7, 2017

Canadian landscape architecture excellence was celebrated by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) at its annual National Awards of Excellence.

The award-winning projects are preeminent examples of Canadian landscape architecture. They illustrate the range of what landscape architects do and how landscape architects are helping to reshape communities.

This year, 14 projects received a national award and one project, the Rimouski Breakwater Redevelopment, was selected for the Jury’s Award of Excellence.

The Jury’s Award of Excellence is given to one project per year which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision (advancing the art, science and practice of landscape architecture).

The Rimouski breakwater redevelopment project by OPTION aménagement inc. is in line with other waterfront developments. The proposal stands out due to the simplicity of the design, which inspires contemplation and meditation, celebration and gatherings.

According to the Awards of Excellence jury, the project is a magical place of perfect simplicity, where the theatre is real: the landscape and the sunset and the St. Lawrence River. It is a project composed of small gestures that make an enormous difference.

The 2017 National Award recipients include:

Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard – Simon Fraser University
PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (up to 1 ha)

Iqaluit Municipal Cemetery
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (up to 1 ha)

South Chilcotin Mountain Provincial Park – Facility Design Concept
Tom Barratt Ltd. Landscape Architects
Category: Planning and Analysis

For full list of winners, see:


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