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CSLA Announces 2021 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The program's top prize goes to Dale Hodges Park by O2 Planning and Design.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence.

This year, 14 projects received a national award. Dale Hodges Park by 02 Planning and Design 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.

“The award-winning projects highlight new approaches and illustrate the levels of expertise to be mobilized to address current social, cultural and environmental challenges,” says Bernard St-Denis, Chair of the 2021 Awards of Excellence jury.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. A total of 72 submissions were received. The National Awards are for work that demonstrate excellence against all judging criteria. 

The recipient of the 2021 Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award is:

Dale Hodges Park
O2 Planning & Design and Source 2 Source Inc. with AECOM and Sans façon for Watershed+
Category: Large-Scale Public LandscapeThe 2021 National Award Recipients are:

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


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


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

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


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


Sumac Garden Straub
Thurmayr Landscape Architects, Dietmar Straub & Anna Thurmayr
Category: Residential Landscapes


The Future of Stephen Avenue
The City of Calgary, Gehl Studio and Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Category: Planning and Analysis


Wanuskewin Interpretive Playground
Crosby Hanna & Associates
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes


Place Alice-Girard
NIPPAYSAGE architectes paysagistes + EXP. architecture de paysage et ingénierie
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes


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


Biodiversity Corridor, Borough of SaintLaurent, Montreal, Quebec
civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture, Biodiversité conseil
Category: Planning and Analysis


Projet paysage de la MRC BromeMissisquoi
Mille Lieux, coopérative de travail
Category: Planning and Analysis

Sève
Collectif Escargo
Category: Planning and Analysis

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