CSLA national award winners announced

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

This year, 15 projects received a national award. One project—Rooted in Clay, WY Garden (Winnipeg, MB) by Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects—was selected for the jury’s Award of Excellence, which is given to one  project annually which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision 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.

According to the jury, “This year’s awards demonstrate that project excellence doesn’t always have to come from big bucks and  be of huge scale to make an  impact. Projects such as the Jury’s Award of Excellence, Rooted in Clay, or the outdoor play  space of Winnipeg’s Casa  Montessori, or the simplicity of  the wayfinding tools of Escales decouvertes (large scale) clearly demonstrate that in many cases, simple approaches can  be extremely effective.

The  2019  National Award recipients are:

Grange Park Revitalization  (Toronto, ON) by PFS  Studio

Foot of Lonsdale Plaza (North Vancouver, BC) by Hapa Collaborative Landscape

Toronto Ravine Strategy (Toronto, ON) by City of Toronto

The Bentway (Toronto, ON) by PUBLIC WORK office for urban design & landscape architecture

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design­ University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) by PUBLIC WORK office for urban design & landscape architecture

TOcore: Downtown Parks and Public Realm Plan (Toronto, ON) by PUBLIC WORK office for urban design & landscape architecture

Toronto Green Streets Technical Guidelines (Toronto, ON) by Schollen &  Company Inc.

Hunting Valley Residence: Classical Stewardship (Chagrin Falls, OH) by Virginia Burt Designs, Inc.

Vibrant Daring Ephemeral Wild – Casa Montessori & Orff School (Winnipeg, MB) by Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects

High Level Line (Edmonton, AB) by High Level Line Society

Site Development of the Central Islands of the Bonaventure Project (Montreal, QC) by Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Escales decouvertes (Montreal, QC) by civiliti +julie margot design with Vlan paysages and LN Paysages

Breakwater Park (Kingston, ON) by Claude Cormier et Associés

and Plan directeur du parc La Fontaine (Montreal, QC) by Ville de Montreal—Service des grands parcs, du Mont-Royal et des sports (VdM)

The awards will be presented at a gala during the CSLA Congress to be held in Vancouver on May 7th,  2019.