CSLA Announces the 2016 Awards of Excellence

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Lansdowne Park | PFS Studio

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the National Awards of Excellence. This year, 11 projects received a national award and one project, Lansdowne Park, was selected for the Jury’s Award of Excellence, given to one project per year which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision (advancing the art, science and practice of landscape architecture). In addition, 7 projects were attributed an honourary mention on behalf of the jury.

2016 Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award
Lansdowne Park | PFS Studio

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Lansdowne Park | PFS Studio

The 2016 National Award recipients are:

Category: Planning & Analysis | Large-Scale Design
University of Ottawa Campus Master Plan
Urban Strategies Inc.

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University of Ottawa Campus Master Plan | Urban Strategies Inc.

Category: Planning & Analysis | Large-Scale Design
Technopôle Angus
NIPPAYSAGE

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Technopôle Angus | NIPPAYSAGE

Category: Planning & Analysis | Large-Scale Design
La Cité administrative de Montréal
Lemay (Les services intégrés Lemay et associés)

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La Cité administrative de Montréal | Lemay

Category: Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect
Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall
PLANT Architect Inc.| Perkins + Will Canada in Joint Venture with Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architecture and Adrian Blackwell Urban Projects

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Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall

Category: Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect
The West Don Lands The Planning Partnership and PFS Studio

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The West Don Lands | The Planning Partnership and PFS Studio

Category: Residential Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect
230 Sackville
Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.

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230 Sackville | Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.

Category: New Directions | Conceptual Work
Bayview Glen Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) Schollen & Company Inc.

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Bayview Glen Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) | Schollen & Company Inc.

Category: Research | Communication
City of Kitchener: Cultural Heritage Landscapes
The Landplan Collaborative Ltd.

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City of Kitchener: Cultural Heritage Landscapes | The Landplan Collaborative Ltd.

Category: Research | Communication
City of Toronto: The Grow More Manual
Forest and Field Landscape Architecture

Category: Research | Communication
YUL/MTL: Paysages en mouvement
Chaire en paysage et environnement et Chaire UNESCO en paysage et environnement de l’Université de Montréal

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YUL/MTL: Paysages en mouvement

In addition to the National Awards, the jury attributed honourary mentions to the following projects:
o Surrey City Hall Playscape (space2place design inc., Jeff Cutler)
o Downtown Fenwick Revitalization (The Planning Partnership, David Leinster)
o Queens Quay Central Waterfront Revitalization (West8 + DTAH in joint venture, Jelle Therry)
o Federal Building Centennial Plaza (DIALOG (Carlyle & Associates) and Moriyama & Teshima, Doug Carlyle)
o Millennium Library Park (HTFC Planning & Design, Monica Giesbrecht)
o Place Joseph-Venne (NIPPAYSAGE, Josée Labelle)
o Les jardins d’accueil du Jardin botanique de Montréal (Lemay (Les services intégrés Lemay et associés), Lucie Saint-Pierre)

The national awards will be presented at a gala during the CSLA Congress to be held at the Fort Garry Hotel and
Conference Centre in Winnipeg on Saturday, June 25th, 2016.

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 our communities – defining the places we want to live, work and play.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. The principal criteria applied by the jurors were:
o Demonstration of a deep understanding of the craft of landscape architecture and attention to composition and detail
o Demonstration of excellence in leadership, project management, breadth of work, new directions or new technology
o Innovation in concept, process, materials or implementation
o Promotion of the discipline amongst related professions, clients and the general public
o Demonstration of exemplary environmental and / or social awareness

National Awards are for work that demonstrates excellence against all judging criteria. They become nominees for the
Jury’s Award of Excellence, given to a project which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision (advancing the art, science
and practice of landscape architecture).

Images Courtesy of CSLA