Awards of Excellence 2021 Winners

CSLA Announces the Recipients of the 2021 Awards of Excellence: Dale Hodges Park by O2 Planning & Design and Source 2 Source Inc. with AECOM and Sans façon for Watershed+ is Awarded the Jury’s Award of Excellence

OTTAWA - 7 April 2021 – Today, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the Awards of Excellence. 

This year, 14 projects received a national award. Dale Hodges Park, by O2 Planning & Design and Source 2 Source Inc. with AECOM and Sans façon for Watershed+, was selected to receive the Jury’s Award of Excellence, which is given to one project annually which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision — that 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. 

“The award-winning projects highlight new approaches and illustrate the levels of expertise to be mobilized to address current social, cultural and environmental challenges.”
-    Bernard St-Denis, Chair of the 2021 Awards of Excellence jury

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. A total of 72 submissions were received. Criteria applied by the jurors included:

  • 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 demonstrate excellence against all judging criteria. These projects are nominated for the Jury’s Award of Excellence, which is given to the project which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision (advancing the art, science, and practice of landscape architecture).

Learn about the 2021 Awards of Excellence Jury. 

Watch our Awards Celebration presented at the 2021 CSLA-OALA Congress

Special thanks to the sponsor of the 2021 Awards of Excellence, Maglin Site Furniture!

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The recipient of the 2021 Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award is:

Dale Hodges Park

O2 Planning & Design and Source 2 Source Inc. with AECOM and Sans façon for Watershed+
Contact: Matt Williams, MLA, AALA, OALA, CSLA, and Bernard Amell, AALA, CSLA
Category: Large-Scale Public Landscapes

Learn more about this project.
 

 

 

 

The 2021 National Award Recipients are:

Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

Walter H. Kehm, OALA, FCSLA, FASLA
with photos by Robert Burley, FRSC
Category: Research

Learn more about this project.     

University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre

Earthscape Play Inc.
Contact: Dan Van Haastrecht, BLA, OALA, BCSLA (Inactive), CSLA
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes

Learn more about this project.  

Gordonridge Community Multi-Sport Court

ERA Architects Inc.
Contact: Rui Felix, MLA, OALA, CSLA, ISA Certified Arborist
Category: Residential Landscapes

Learn more about this project.

Saugeen First Nation Creator’s Garden and Amphitheatre Restoration Master Plan

Brook McIlroy Inc. 
Contact: Andrea Mantin, MLA, OALA, CSLA
Category: Planning and Analysis

Learn more about this project.

Uptown Brampton Transit-Oriented Communities Toolkit

Yvonne Yeung, Ken Greenberg, Matti Siemiatycki for City of Brampton and Urban Land Institute Toronto District Council
Contact: Yvonne Yeung, MBA, BLA, OALA, CSLA, PMP, LEED, ND, AP
Category: Planning and Analysis

Learn more about this project.

Sumac Garden

Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects, Dietmar Straub & Anna Thurmayr
Contact: Dietmar Straub, MALA, CSLA and Anna Thurmayr, MALA, CSLA
Category: Residential Landscapes

Learn more about this project.

The Future of Stephen Avenue

The City of Calgary, Gehl Studio, Stantec Consulting Ltd., and Calgary Downtown Association 
Contact: Michael Magnan, AALA, BCSLA, CSLA
Category: Planning and Analysis

Learn more about this project.

Wanuskewin Interpretive Playground

Crosby Hanna & Associates
Contact: Michelle Tustin, SALA, CSLA
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes

Learn more about this project.

Place Alice-Girard

NIPPAYSAGE architectes paysagistes + EXP. architecture de paysage et ingénierie
Contact: Josée Labelle, BLA, AAPQ, CSLA
Category: Small-Scale Public Landscapes

Learn more about this project. 

Memoirs of Pioneering Landscape Architects of Quebec and Ontario

EVOQ Architecture de paysage (formerly ARCADIA STUDIO)
Contact: Isabelle Giasson, AAPQ, OALA, FCSLA
Category: Communication

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Biodiversity Corridor, Borough of Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec

civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture, Biodiversité conseil
Contact: Peter Soland, AAPQ, CSLA
Category: Planning and Analysis

Learn more about this project.

Projet paysage de la MRC Brome-Missisquoi

Mille Lieux, coopérative de travail
Contact: Marianne Pascual, AAPQ, CSLA
Category: Planning and Analysis

Learn more about this project.

Sève

Collectif Escargo
Contact: Karyna St-Pierre, AAPQ, CSLA
Category: Planning and Analysis

Learn more about this project.


The awards will be presented during a virtual celebration to be held during the CSLA-OALA Congress on May 29th, 2021. Register today.

High-resolution images of winning projects are available upon request. 

For more information 
Michelle Legault, Executive Director, Email: executive-director@csla-aapc.ca | Office: 613-668-4775,
12 Forillon | Ottawa ON | K2M 2W5, www.csla-aapc.ca
 

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