CSLA Congress | Call for Abstracts

The 2016 CSLA/AAPC  Congress will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from June 23rd to June 25th, 2016. The 2016 CSLA Congress will be co-hosted by the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects. The theme for the 2016 Congress is: HOME: LOCALLY INSPIRED.

Bringing the focus back to the local, this Congress will ask individuals to contemplate the influences of our work as landscape architects and its effects on the communities that we serve in order to improve all of our lives. How do we design/build our home for ourselves or for others? At what scale do we perceive our home and our community, and what influences it? What does it mean to call a place our home?

Call for Abstracts
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) invites qualified experts to submit abstracts for oral presentations (concurrent sessions, 45 minutes in length) to be made at the upcoming 2016 CSLA Congress scheduled to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 23-25, 2016. Presentations are scheduled on June 24th and 25th and we expect 200 to 250 delegates to be present.

Find out more at the CSLA/AAPC – Call for Abstracts

2015 CSLA Awards of Excellence announced


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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CSLA announces Awards of Excellence winners

National Merit Award  | Chemin-Qui-Marche Lookout | Montreal Canada | GROUPE IBI-CHBA

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA-AAPC) has announced this years national and regional Awards of Excellence. Brian Parker, Chair of the Awards of Excellence jury stated “More and more frequently landscape architects appear to be leading projects that are increasingly multi-disciplinary. Collaborative work with engineers, architects and planners bodes well for the profession.”.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. National and Regional awards are presented in three categories: Honour, Merit, and Citations. Honour Awards recipients demonstrate excellence in all
judging criteria, Merit Awards in some criteria, and Citations in particular categories.

The awards will be presented at a gala during the CSLA Congress to be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Saturday, May 31st, 2014.

World Landscape Architecture congratulates all the winners of the 2014 CSLA Awards of Excellence.

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Conference Early Bird Rates end soon

The Earlybird (Discount) Rates for the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects end soon.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Congress 2010 is to be held in Edmonton, Alberta from August 19 to 21, 2010 currently has an Earlybird rate of $550CAD saving $75CAD if you register until June 30. Register now.

LIVING LANDSCAPE The European Landscape Convention in research perspective is being held in Florence, Italy from the 18-19 October 2010. The Earlybrid Registration rate is 50% off at €100(Euros) until July 1. Register Now

We have just added more 2010/2011 Event listings to World Landscape Architect.

You can submit your landscape event to World Landscape Architect using the Submit Event form

Calls for Collaboration between professions

Susan Szenasy posted on Metropolis an article titled “United We Stand” in which she recalls some government officials giving encouragement at a recent NeoCon East annual trade show that there is “a new day for government design”. Szeasy goes on to talk about the importance to design of the recent $5.5 billion allocation to General Services Administration and the Department of Defense’s $7.4 billion reconfiguration funding.

However the point I found most interesting in Szenasy’s article was the GSA signing of a new accord with AIA, ASLA, IIDA; in which they have pledged to collaborate to achieve design excellence. I find this encouraging that professional associations have come together.

Currently, there is change occurring not just in the short-term with the Global Financial Crisis, but it seems more and more that sustainability, the environment, and climate change is becoming more important to the world. I feel that we need to move forward with new ideas and be armed with new tools especially in the area of urban design where cities are shrinking in the USA, new eco-towns are being built in the UK and new mega-cities are being designed and constructed in China, India, and Africa. Now is the best time to seek out other disciplines for collaboration not just for the networking and possible work opportunities but for the greater good of the profession. As Landscape Architects I know we often seek collaboration with other disciplines whether they are internal or external of our companies, however I think that as we head towards a new decade we should make more of a commitment to further collaborate with other professions to improve your knowledge and their knowledge so that together we can create a better future.

By Damian Holmes

Read the full article that inspired this post at the [SOURCE: Metropolis – United We Stand]

2009 CSLA Awards of Excellence Announced

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is pleased to announce the results of the 2009 CSLA Professional Awards Program.

The annual awards program hosted by the University of Manitoba Department of Landscape Architecture recognizes excellence in Landscape Architecture in categories of Design, Planning & Analysis, Research, Communications, Landscape Management, New Directions, and Residential Design.

This year out of 56 entries, there were 13 National Honour Awards

National Honour Awards

Project Name: La Promenade Samuel-De Champlain
Organization: La consortium Daoust Lestage inc. – Williams Asselin Ackaoui- Option Amenagement
Client: Commission de la capitale nationale du Quebec
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
Category: Design



Project Name: Outremont Campus – Universite de Montreal

Organization: Groupe Cardinal Hardy
Client: Universite de Montreal
Location: Outremont’s railroad yard, Montreal
Category: Planning and Analysis


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Project Name: Lake Ontario Park Master Plan

Organization: Field Operations
Client: Waterfront Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Category: Planning and Analysis



Project Name: Point Pleasant Park Comprehensive Plan

Organization: Ekistics Planning and Design, NIPpaysage and HRM
Client: Halifax Regional Municipality
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Category: Planning and Analysis


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National Merit Awards (6)

Project Name: Lakeview: Community Education and Landscape Politics
Organization: Centre for Landscape Research, University of Toronto
Client: None-community service work – pro bono
Location: Lakeview, Mississauga, Ontario
Category: New Directions

Project Name: Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly
Organization: Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Client: Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Location: n/a
Category: Communications

Project Name: Green Infrastructure in Calgary’s Mobility Corridors
Organization: Design Centre for Sustainability, University of British Columbia
Client: City of Calgary
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Category: Research

Project Name: Southeast False Creek Waterfront – Phase 1
Organization: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Ltd.
Client: SEFC Project Office – City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Category: Design

Project Name: Garden City Play Environment
Organization: space2place design inc.
Client: City of Richmond
Location: Richmond, British Columbia
Category: Design

Project Name: Spadina Wavedeck
Organization: West 8 + DTAH (du Toit Allsopp Hillier)
Client: Waterfront Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Category: Design

National Citation Awards (3)

Project Name: Port to Port Corridor Study
Organization: CBCL Limited
Client: Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Category: Planning and Analysis

Project Name: Urban Corridor Planning/City of Houston
Organization: The Planning Partnership Limited
Client: City of Houston/Main Street Coalition
Location: Houston, Texas
Category: Planning and Analysis

Project Name: Square des Freres-Charon
Organization: Ville De Montreal – Direction des grands parcs et de lat nature en ville
Client: Ville de Montreal
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Category: New Directions

Regional Awards


IMAGE Copyright and Credit to La consortium Daoust Lestage inc. – Williams Asselin Ackaoui- Option Amenagement, Groupe Cardinal Hardy, Field Operations, Ekistics Planning and Design, NIPpaysage and HRM as noted

CSLA appoints Executive for 2009-2010

2009 – 2010 CSLA Executive:

Director(Toronto) – Linda Irvine, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, Manager, Parks and Open Space Development, Planning and UrbanDesign Department, Town of Markham, was appointed President of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects(CSLA) during the organization’s annual general meeting held in Toronto August 15, 2009.

Neil Dawe, NLALA, CSLA,President of Tract Consulting Inc. was elected to the position of President-Elect
Arnis Budrevics, OALA, FCSLA,Principal Landscape Architect of Alexander Budrevics and Associates, was appointed to the CSLA Executive Committee.
Cathy Sears, AALA, CSLA, ASLA a Vice-President and leader of Stantec’s Planning & Landscape Architecture practice,transitioned to the role of Past President.

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