CSLA Honours Landscape Architects with Recognition Awards

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) presented seven landscape architects with its Recognition Awards at its national Congress GALA.

The CSLA Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon landscape architects whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and on the environment.

The CSLA presented two Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009 to Michael Hough, OALA, FCSLA and Macklin Hancock, OALA, FCSLA.

The Schwabenbauer Award was awarded the Cecelia Paine, OALA, FCSLA

The CSLA presented two Teaching Awards in 2009, to Charles Thomsen, MALA, FCSLA of the University of Manitoba and to Douglas Paterson, BCSLA, FCSLA of the University of British Columbia.

In 2009 outgoing President Cathy Sears, AALA, CSLA presented the The CSLA- AAPC President’s Award to Gérald Lajeunesse AAPQ, OALA, FCSLA and Ronald Middleton, AALA, FCSLA for their commitment and dedication to landscape architecture in Canada.

MORE DETAILED SUMMARY OF THE CSLA AWARDS

The CSLA presented two Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2009 to Michael Hough, OALA, FCSLA and Macklin Hancock,

OALA, FCSLA.
Michael Hough’s distinguished fifty year career has progressed through many professional avenues, including private
consulting practitioner, academic teacher, respected author and community activist. He was the founding partner of
Michael Hough Associates in 1963 that has evolved today into Envision – The Hough Group.
Macklin Hancock’s fifty years of practice as a landscape architect have been remarkable. Macklin founded Project
Planning Associates Limited in 1956, and his visionary and pioneering work in the fields of community planning, campus planning, city building and park planning have significantly contributed to the development and recognition of landscape architecture as a profession in Canada.

The Schwabenbauer Award was awarded the Cecelia Paine, OALA, FCSLA in recognition of her unselfish and devoted
service to the CSLA at the national level over a period of not less than five years.
For over thirty years, Cecelia Paine’s remarkable professional experience in private practice and education has been
accomplished in conjunction with her activities with the CSLA, both nationally and internationally. Her generous and
considerable contributions include serving as CSLA President; President of the Landscape Architecture Canada
Foundation; Founding Editor of Landscapes/Paysages magazine; and serving on Committees to numerous to mention.

The CSLA Teaching Award recognizes individuals who have made a substantial and significant contribution to
landscape architecture education. The CSLA presented two Teaching Awards in 2009, to CharlesThomsen, MALA,
FCSLA of the University of Manitoba and to Douglas Paterson, BCSLA, FCSLA of the University of British Columbia.
Charles (Charlie) Thomsen MALA, FCSLA has an impressive list of contributions and achievements that is best
demonstrated by the words his colleagues, who describe him as “empathetic, engaging, rigorous, innovative, and an
extraordinary teacher.”
Douglas (Doug) Paterson BCSLA, FCSLA has a commitment for his student’s educational experience that was clearly
demonstrated; “Sir Doug”, as his students call him, was described as a ‘courageous, demanding and passionate teacher’.
The CSLA- AAPC President’s Award is the honour the President of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects may
bestow upon a CSLA member for outstanding contribution to the profession. In 2009 outgoing President Cathy Sears,
AALA, CSLA recognized Gérald Lajeunesse AAPQ, OALA, FCSLA and Ronald Middleton, AALA, FCSLA for their
commitment and dedication to landscape architecture in Canada.

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