Canadian landscape architecture excellence was honoured with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announcing the winners of its 2019 Awards of Excellence. The annual awards recognize projects that are pre-eminent examples of Canadian landscape architecture.
Rooted in Clay – WY Garden in Winnipeg by Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects was selected for 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. The firm also was recognized for a second project, Vibrant Daring Ephemeral – Casa Montessori & Orff School.
Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. According to the jury, this year’s awards demonstrate that project excellence doesn’t always have to come from big bucks and be of huge scale to make an impact. Projects such as the Jury’s Award of Excellence, Rooted in Clay or the outdoor play space of Winnipeg’s Casa Montessori clearly demonstrate that in many cases, simple approaches can be extremely effective.
This year, 15 projects received a national award out of a total of 75 submissions. Winners include:
- Grange Park Revitalizaiton (Toronto), PFS Studio
- Foot of Lonsdale Plaza (North Vancouver), Hapa Collaborative Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
- High Level Line (Edmonton), High Level Line Society
- Escales decouvertes (Montreal), civility + julie margot design with Vlan paysages and LN Paysages.
The awards will be presented at a gala during the CSLA Congress to be held in Vancouver on May 7, 2019.
For a full list of winners, visit CSLA