CSLA announces the winners of the Awards of Excellence

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) recently announced the recipients of the Awards of Excellence. This year, 14 projects received a national award. One project, Dale Hodges Park by 02 Planning and Design (and team) was selected to receive the Jury’s Award of Excellence, which is given to one project annually which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision — that of advancing the art, science, and practice of landscape architecture. 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 by defining the places where we live, work and play.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. A total of 72 submissions were received.

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

The 2021 National Award Recipients are:

Large-Scale Public Landscapes
Dale Hodges Park
O2 Planning & Design and Source 2 Source with AECOM and Sans facon for Watershed+

Residential Landscapes
Gordonridge Community Multi-Sport Court
ERA Architects Inc.

Sumac Garden
Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects, Dietmar Straub & Anna Thurmayr

Small-Scale Public Landscapes
University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre
Earthscape Play Inc.

Wanuskewin Interpretive Playground
Crosby Hanna & Associates

Place Alice-Girard
NIPPAYSAGE architectes paysagistes + EXP. architecture de paysage et ingénierie Contact: Josée Labelle, BLA, AAPQ, CSLA

Planning and Analysis
Saugeen First Nation Creator’s Garden and Amphitheatre Restoration Master Plan
Brook McIlroy Inc.

Uptown Brampton Transit-Oriented Communities Toolkit
Yvonne Yeung, Ken Greenberg, Matti Siemiatycki for City of Brampton and Urban Land Institute Toronto District Council

Biodiversity Corridor, Borough of Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec
civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture, Biodiversité conseil

The Future of Stephen Avenue
The City of Calgary, Gehl Studio and Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Projet paysage de la MRC Brome- Missisquoi
Mille Lieux, coopérative de travail

Sève
Collectif Escargo

Communication
Memoirs of Pioneering Landscape Architects of Québec and Ontario
EVOQ Landscape Architecture (formerly ARCADIA STUDIO)

Research
Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park
Walter H. Kehm, OALA, FCSLA, FASLA with photos by Robert Burley, FRSC

Learn more about the winners at https://www.csla-aapc.ca/awards/awards-excellence-2021-winners

Cover Image Credit: Dale Hodges Park – Courtesy of CSLA

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