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CSLA recognizes professional excellence

Monday, November 6, 2017

The 2017 Recognition Awards were handed out at the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Gala in October. The CSLA Recognition Awards honour the work and commitment of Canadians to the profession of landscape architecture.

Natalie Goulet-Sorenson, BLA, AALA, CSLA, was the recipient of the Emerging Professionals Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

The Emerging Professional Award demonstrates the CSLA’s commitment towards landscape architects in the early stages of their careers.

Goulet-Sorenson is a landscape architect with more than eight years of professional experience. Her education started at the Northern Alberta Institute of technology in Edmonton, Alberta, where she completed a diploma in landscape architectural technology. She continued her studies at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho where she obtained her degree in landscape architecture.

Upon graduation, Goulet-Sorenson returned back to Edmonton, where she began working at Stantec Consulting. At Stantec, she’s had the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of diverse design and construction projects with the large multidisciplinary team in the office. Her project experience varies from high level master planning to the implementation of regional and neighbourhood parks, constructed wetlands, recreational trail networks, passive and creative play spaces, and open space rehabilitation- among other projects.

Currently, she is the president of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects and sits on the steering committee for the 2017 Edmonton Urban Design Awards. She is an advocate for the profession and enjoys working with her colleagues to support landscape architecture.

The other recipients were:

  • Dr. Douglas Olson, CSLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Professor Sean Kelly, CSLA’s Teaching Award.
  • Les Amis de la Montagne (Montreal), CSLA’s Community Service Award.

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