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:

National Honour | Landscape Architecture in Canada / Architecture de paysage du Canada Category: communications


National Honour
Landscape Architecture in Canada / Architecture de paysage du Canada Ron Williams, Landscape Architect, Architect and Professor (retired), School of Landscape Architecture, Université de Montréal Category: communications

Formes et sens des squares victoriens montréalais (1801-1914) (Montréal) Jonathan Cha Category: research

Midtown in Focus (Toronto) PUBLIC WORK office for urban design & landscape architecture Contact : Adam Nicklin & Mark Ryan Category: planning and analysis

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

Pedestrian Campus (Vancouver) The University of British Columbia Category: design

East Side Road Native Revegetation Initative (Island Lake) Scatliff + Miller + Murray Inc. Category: landscape management

East Bowmont Natural Environment Park Design Development Plan (Calgary) O2 Planning + Design Inc. Category: planning & analysis

Kipekiskwaywinan: Our Voices – York Factory First Nation’s Evaluation and Assessment of the Keeyask Generation Project (Northern Manitoba) HTFC Planning & Design/York Factory First Nation Category: planning & analysis

Parkland County Environmental Conservation Master Plan (Parkland County) O2 Planning + Design Inc. Contact: Douglas Olson Category: planning & analysis

Acadia Point (Blandford NS|N-É) Virginia Burt Designs, Canada Inc. Category: residential design

Regional Honour
Assiniboine Park Nature and Adventure Playground (Winnipeg) Scatliff + Miller + Murray Inc. Category: design

L’arboretum du Jardin botanique de Montréal (Montréal) Vlan paysages Category: design

Dominion Bridge (Lachine) Groupe IBI-CHBA (now Lemay) & Groupe IBI-DAA (now Lemay) Category: planning & analysis

Regional Merit
Edmonton Valley Zoo Entry and Wander (Edmonton) DIALOG Category: design

Sun Lighten Meadows (Schöllnach) Straub Thurmayr CSLA Landschaftsarchitekten Category: design

The Landscape of Memory: Calgary Soldier’s Memorial (Calgary) The City of Calgary/ Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative/The Calgary Soldiers’ Memorial Committee Category: design

Quincy Street Open Space (Somerville, MA) WANTED paysage with | avec Spurr, Weston & Sampson’s Design Studio Category: design

Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan de Montréal (Montréal) Fauteux et associés architectes paysagistes Category : design

Parc-école Nouvelle Querbes (Montréal) Fauteux et associés architectes paysagistes Category: design

St. Patrick’s Island Park (Calgary) W Architecture / Civitas with|avec IBI Group Contact: Garth Balls (IBI Group) Category: landscape management

Regional Citation
Lake Ontario Park Revitalization Project (Kingston) The Scott Wentworth Landscape Group Ltd. Category: design

Terra Nova Adventure Play Experience (Richmond) Hapa Collaborative Category: design

Advancing the art, science and practice of landscape architecture. | Faire avancer l’art, la science et les activités liées à l’architecture de paysage. Category: design

McBurney Lane (Langley) Hapa Collaborative Category: design

Bernard Avenue Revitalization (Kelowna) Golder Associates Ltd. Category: design

Clock Tower Beach / Plage de l’Horloge (Montréal) Claude Cormier et Associés inc. Category: design

The Qu’Appelle Valley Integrated Tourism Strategy (Qu’Appelle Valley Region) O2 Planning + Design Inc. Contact: Douglas Olson Category: planning & analysis