2016 Awards of Excellence Submissions Deadline is 22 January 2016


CSLA Launches a Modernized Awards of Excellence Program and a Legacy Project Award

Ottawa – October 8th, 2015 – The Board of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) launched a modernized Awards of Excellence Program today. In 2013, a delegation from the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects approached the CSLA with the idea to modernize and revise the program. The CSLA put in place the Awards Task Force which, from 2013 to 2015, has worked tirelessly to update the program.

The former program recognized awards on a citation, merit and honour basis, on both regional and national levels, in several categories including design, planning and research, communications and new initiatives.

With the modernized Awards of Excellence Program, submissions will be judged and awarded at two levels:

  • National Awards (up to three per category), and
  • Jury’s Award of Excellence (one per year).

Read the Press Release

Learn more about the Legacy Project Award

making a submission

To participate in this year's award, follow these three steps:

  1. Read the Awards of Excellence Submission Guidelines
  2. Fill out the Awards of Excellence Submission Form
  3. Read the CSLA's tips for submissions
  4. Pay for your submission fee either by cheque or by using the PayPal link below. Be sure to include a copy of the receipt with your awards submission.
Note: Electronic files should be submitted via Dropbox folder to

About the Awards of Excellence

The CSLA Awards of Excellence celebrate work that is inspiring, exhilarating, and remarkably diverse. View our previous award recipients to experience the ever-expanding range of landscape architecture in Canada today. The Awards of Excellence honour distinctive design, ground-breaking research, sustainable landscape management and much more. Our CSLA landscape architects revitalize derelict inner-city shorelines and fashion pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. They build avant-garde residential gardens and turn brownfields into sustainable parks. They shape our urban landscapes, spearheading city-wide planning and design. Each year, jurors select exceptional projects across many areas of expertise.

Awards of Excellence Committee

Alan Tate, CSLA, PPLI