Finalist designs revealed for National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

Canadians are invited to give feedback on the finalist designs in an online survey until June 9.

Five design concepts for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan have been revealed. The structure will recognize the commitment and sacrifice of Canadians who served in Afghanistan and the support provided to them at home.

The Monument will be built in Ottawa, located on the east side of Booth Street, north of the National Holocaust Monument and across the street from the Canadian War Museum.

In August 2019, teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects, and other urban design professionals were invited to provide their credentials and examples of prior work. In summer 2020, a jury composed of experts in the fields of arts and urban design and representatives from key stakeholder groups shortlisted five design teams to create a design for the Monument.

The designs are presented by the following teams:

Team Daoust

  • Luca Fortin, public artist
  • The Honourable Louise Arbour, strategic advisor
  • Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker, architects, urban designers and landscape architects

Team Hapa Collaborative

  • Joseph Fry, Landscape Architect
  • Jacqueline Metz, Visual Artist
  • Nancy Chew, Visual Artist
  • Benjamin Hertwig, Writer, Lecturer, PhD Candidate, Veteran of the Afghanistan War
  • Jordan McCauley, Landscape Architect, Artist, Veteran of the Afghanistan War

Team Lashley MacDonald

  • David Lashley, Landscape Architect
  • John MacDonald, Architect
  • Sandra Dunn, Visual Artist

Team PFS Studio

  • PFS Studio, Landscape Architects
  • Provencher_Roy, Architects
  • Jonathan Villeneuve, Visual Artist

Team Stimson

  • Adrian Stimson, Visual Artist
  • MBTW Group, Landscape Architects
  • LeuWebb Projects, Public Art Coordinators

Canadians have until June 9, 2021 to share their thoughts on the designs in an online survey. The jury will consider the survey responses in selecting the winning design. The winning design will be announced this fall. The monument is to be completed in 2024.