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CSLA honours landscape architecture excellence

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Awards of Excellence.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. A total of 72 submissions were received with 14 projects receiving a national award.

Dale Hodges Park, by 02 Planning and Design and Source 2 Source Inc., was selected to receive the Jury’s Award of Excellence, which is given to one project annually which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision — that of advancing the art, science, and practice of landscape architecture.

These 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 by defining the places where we live, work and play.

“The award-winning projects highlight new approaches and illustrate the levels of expertise to be mobilized to address current social, cultural and environmental challenges,” said Bernard St-Denis, chair of the 2021 Awards of Excellence jury.

The 2021 National Award Recipients are:

  • Dale Hodges Park, by 02 Planning and Design and Source 2 Source Inc
  • Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park, Walter H. Kehm
  • University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre, Earthscape Play Inc.
  • Gordonridge Community Multi-Sport Court, ERA Architects Inc.
  • Saugeen First Nation Creator’s Garden and Amphitheatre Restoration Master Plan, Brook McIlroy Inc.
  • Uptown Brampton Transit-Oriented Communities Toolkit, Yvonne Yeung, Ken Greenberg, Matti Siemiatycki for City of Brampton and Urban Land Institute Toronto District Council
  • Sumac Garden, Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects, Dietmar Straub & Anna Thurmayr
  • The Future of Stephen Avenue, The City of Calgary, Gehl Studio and Stantec Consulting Ltd
  • Wanuskewin Interpretive Playground, Crosby Hanna & Associates
  • Place Alice-Girard, NIPPAYSAGE architectes paysagistes + EXP. architecture de paysage et ingénierie
  • Memoirs of Pioneering Landscape Architects of Quebec and Ontario, EVOQ Landscape Architecture (formerly ARCADIA STUDIO)
  • Biodiversity Corridor, Borough of Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture, Biodiversité conseil
  • Projet paysage de la MRC Brome-Missisquoi, Mille Lieux, coopérative de travail
  • Sève, Collectif Escargo

The awards will be presented during a virtual celebration to be held during the CSLA-OALA Congress on May 29th, 2021.

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