Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard was the recipient of the 2017 CSLA National Award for Small-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (up to 1 ha). PWL Partnership

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Press Release - 2017 CSLA Awards of Excellence

CSLA Announces the Recipients of the 2017 Awards of Excellence

Ottawa - March 30th, 2017 - Today, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the National Awards of Excellence. This year, 14 projects received a national award and one project, the Rimouski Breakwater Redevelopment, was selected for the Jury’s Award of Excellence, given to one project per year which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision (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 - defining the places we want to live, work and play. According to the 2017 Awards of Excellence jury:

World-class roadsides and residences, ambitious plans for waterfronts and community greening and poetic places - the award recipients created world class places that bring people back into the landscape.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. The principal criteria applied by the jurors were:
- Demonstration of a deep understanding of the craft of landscape architecture and attention to composition and detail
- Demonstration of excellence in leadership, project management, breadth of work, new directions or new technology
- Innovation in concept, process, materials or implementation
- Promotion of the discipline amongst related professions, clients and the general public
- Demonstration of exemplary environmental and / or social awareness

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

The recipient of the 2017 Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award is:

RIMOUSKI BREAKWATER DEVELOPMENT
OPTION aménagement inc.
Contact: André Nadeau, AAPQ, CSLA
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (up to 1 ha)

The 2017 National Award recipients are:

TROTTIER OBSERVATORY AND SCIENCE COURTYARD - SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Contact: Jason Wegman, BCSLA, CSLA
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (up to 1 ha)

IQALUIT MUNICIPAL CEMETERY
LEES+Associates
Contact: Erik Lees, BCSLA, FCSLA
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (up to 1 ha)

SOUTH CHILCOTIN MOUNTAIN PROVINCIAL PARK - FACILITY DESIGN CONCEPT
Tom Barratt Ltd. Landscape Architects
Contact: Tom Barratt, BCSLA, CSLA
Category: Planning and Analysis

FOWLER ROOFTOP
Virginia Burt Designs, Inc.
Contact: Virginia Burt, OALA, APALA, BCSLA, Ohio RLA, FCSLA
Category: Residential Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect

N. RESIDENCE
Virginia Burt Designs, Inc.
Contact: Virginia Burt, OALA, APALA, BCSLA, Ohio RLA, FCSLA
Category: Residential Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect

KINGSTON WATERFRONT MASTER PLAN
think design
Contact: Michael Tocher, OALA, CSLA, MCIP, RPP
Category: Planning and Analysis

THE DAVID BRALEY AND NANCY GORDON ROCK GARDEN AT THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.
Contact: Janet Rosenberg, FCSLA, FASLA, AALA, AAPQ, BCSLA, OALA, IFLA, RCA
Category: Large-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (over 5 ha)

HIGH POINT TORONTO
Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.
Contact: Janet Rosenberg, FCSLA, FASLA, AALA, AAPQ, BCSLA, OALA, IFLA, RCA
Category: Residential Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect

THE OUTDOOR PLAYBOOK
Kris Fox
Contact: Kris Fox, BCSLA, CSLA
Category: Communication

BROKENHEAD WETLAND INTERPRETIVE TRAIL AND BOARDWALK
Manitoba Sustainable Development, Parks and Protected Spaces Branch
Contact: Ryan Wakshinski, MALA, CSLA
Category: Large-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (over 5 ha)

COLOUR YOUR LANDSCAPE
Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) and Winnipeg Architecture Foundation (WAF)
Contact: Monica Giesbrecht, MALA, CSLA
Category: Communication

ÉCHANGEUR CHAREST / ROBERT-BOURASSA
Lemay / MTMDET
Contact : Jean-François Doyon, AAPQ, CSLA | Daniel Trottier, AAPQ, CSLA
Category: Large-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (over 5 ha)

EXTRACTION
OPSYS / Hume Atelier / RVTR / Beites & Co / Ecological Design Lab
Contact : Pierre Bélanger, OALA, CSLA, ASLA, SBA
Category: Communication

The national awards will be presented at a gala during the CSLA Congress to be held during the Congress of the World Design Summit on October 19th, 2017, in Montreal. Hi-resolution images of winning projects are available on the CSLA website at http://www.csla-aapc.ca/awards/awards-of-excellence or upon request.

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with over 1,900 landscape architects as members represented by provincial and territorial associations. In addition, the CSLA accredits several academic landscape architecture programs across the nation.

Landscape architects today are engaged in the design, planning and management of urban, rural and natural environments in all Canadian provinces and territories and in many countries worldwide. Canadian landscape architects are well-regarded for their vision, creativity, sensitivity and practicality in all aspects of professional practice, creating unique functional outdoor spaces for our citizens, as well as protecting and enhancing the environment. The CSLA is the organization which gives landscape architects a national voice and, though its provincial component associations, regulates the profession of landscape architecture through licensing or certification of its members.