The Canadian Navy will celebrate its centennial in 2010 with a year of events and festivities across Canada. As part of this occasion, National Defence wishes to highlight the anniversary by building a national monument in Ottawa to commemorate the Canadian men and women in naval uniform who have served, continue to serve and will serve in the future. The monument, which is to be unveiled in May 2011, will be located at Richmond Landing, in the core of Canada’s Capital Region.
In February 2009, the NCC, in partnership with the Canadian Navy, invited teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and landscape designers to submit their credentials and examples of prior experience as the first stage of a two-phase competition.
In June 2009, an internationally renowned jury* of art and design professionals selected five finalist design teams, based on their qualifications and past experience. These finalist teams have been invited to participate in phase two of the competition, during which they will prepare design concepts and present them to the jury in October 2009.
The five finalist teams are :
Team Charney – Quebec
Melvin Charney Artist
Nicole Valois Landscape Architect
Peter Soland Architect and Landscape Architect
Jacques Chartrand Engineer
Axel Morgenthaler Lighting Designer
Team Hilton Moore – Ontario
Marlene Hilton Moore Artist
Calvin Brook Architect
Lawrence O’Hearn Landscape Architect
J. David Bowick Engineer
Team Leinster – Ontario
David Leinster Landscape Architect
Allan Harding MacKay Artist
Mike Tocher Landscape Architect
Team McWilliams – British Columbia
Al McWilliams Artist
Joost Bakker Architect
Bruce Haden Architect
Team Pearl – Ontario
David Pearl Artist
Ian Dance Landscape Architect
* The jury is composed of the following five people: Malaka Ackaoui, landscape architect; Dr. Laura Brandon, art curator and historian; Joe Fafard, artist; Captain (Navy) K.J. Pickford, Canadian Navy representative; and Don Vaughan, landscape architect.