Teaching Award

The CSLA Teaching Award recognizes an individual who has made a substantial and significant contribution to landscape architecture education. 

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Professor Sean Kelly (2017)

01 Kelly Square.jpgTeaching is a vocation that presented itself to Sean Kelly, CSLA, OALA, in 1996 by chance after a brief telephone conversation with Moura Quayle, then the Director of Landscape Architecture at UBC; she was seeking someone to instruct an Open Space Planning studio course. Sean is an Associate Professor and the Director of the School of Environmental Design & Rural Development (SEDRD), University of Guelph; he is responsible for 6 degree programs including Landscape Architecture’s BLA and MLA programs.  He also has a career-long affiliation for private practice and developed his skills in several notable firms in Toronto, Dallas and Whistler.  Much of Sean’s work relates to rurally- or remotely-situated destination, recreational, and amenity landscapes.  His work has taken him world-wide to over a dozen countries and hundreds of communities. Sean earned his BLA in 1989 and an MSc Planning in 1995; both from the University of Guelph.  Sean balanced professional practice and sessional teaching for a decade before joining Guelph in 2006 as a tenured-track faculty member.  It has been estimated that Sean has contributed to over 1000 graduates having taught at UBC’s, Mississippi State University’s and Guelph’s landscape architecture programs.  Beyond Guelph he continues to champion, mentor and advise many LA graduates towards attaining professional membership and achieving their career aspirations – an activity that he enjoys very much.

Professor Karen Landman (2016)

Robert Norman and Karen Landman (Photo: J. Landry)

Professor John Danahy (2015)

Robert Norman, John Danahy & Carol Craig (Photo: J. Landry)

Professor Cecelia Paine (2012)

L to R: Liane McKenna, Cecelia Paine, Claude Potvin (Photo: Jean Landry)

2010 - Ed Fife
2009 - Douglas Paterson
2008 - Peter Jacobs
2007 - Dr. Robert Brown
2006 - Douglas Harper
2006 - Michael Hough
2006 - Richard Strong
2006 - Victor Chanasyk
2006 - Alexander Rattray
2006 - Peter Jacobs
2006 - John Neill