2015 CSLA Awards of Excellence announced

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National Merit Award | Bow RiverWalk (Calgary) | Stantec Consulting Ltd. Category: design

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. This year, 11 projects received a national award – preeminent examples in Canadian landscape architecture, honouring distinctive design, ground-breaking research, and sustainable landscape management. These award-winning projects illustrate the range of what landscape architects do. They 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. National and Regional awards are presented in three categories: Honour, Merit, and Citations.

The 2015 recipients are:

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Take our 2015 Outlook Survey for Landscape Architecture Industry

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Last year we started the annual outlook survey to gain insight into the year ahead for the landscape architecture industry outlook. This year we are running the same survey to gain see how our readers feel about the year ahead. Below is a quick 9 question survey that we hope we can get as many firms, practitioners, consultants and contractors from different countries around the world to give us their outlook for 2015. The survey will run until January 31 with results to be published in early February.

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2015 American Landscape Architecture School Rankings

Every year, the American University Architecture School Rankings are released. This year has seen a shift in the rankings for Undergraduate and Graduate programs. With LSU taking top spot in Undergraduate from Pennsylvania State and Cornell rising to third swapping places with Purdue (dropping from 3rd to 7th). In the graduate program rankings sees the University of Pennyslyvania rising up the rankings from 4th to 2nd and Cornell also rising from 5th to 3rd, however Kansas State University has dropped down the rankings to 8th from 2nd.

The rankings by hiring firms also look at the various skills of recent graduates including Communication, Design, Research, Computer, Cross Disciplinary and Sustainable design. Harvard, University of Pennyslyvania and LSU constantly rank in the top 3 for all six skill rankings. For more information purchase your copy (pdf & print) of American University Architecture School Rankings from Design Intelligence.

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The International Garden Festival announces the designers for 2015

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SE MOUILLER (la belle échappée) by Groupe A / Annexe U

The International Garden Festival is pleased to announce the names of the designers selected by the jury for the 16th edition of the Festival presented at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens from June 26 to September 27, 2015. The competition attracted 309 proposals for contemporary gardens submitted by over 700 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from 34 countries.

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WLA Magazine launches 2015 Editorial Calendar

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WLA Magazine is a digital bimonthly magazine that curates and publishes landscape architecture projects from across the world. The magazine contains a diverse range of project typologies which cover a wide range range of scales. I happily announce the 2015 Editorial Calendar for WLA Magazine. We have previously published themed and unthemed editions and will continue this approach through out 2015.

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