Awards of Excellence Jury

Tiina Mack, BCSLA, CSLA (Chair)

tiinaTiina Mack, BCSLA, CSLA, (she/her) is a registered professional landscape architect with more than 25 years of parks, recreation and facility planning and project delivery experience in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Tiina rejoined the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation in 2023 (the “Park Board”) as the Director, Planning and Park Development where she oversees a talented team of landscape architects, planners, archaeologists, biologists, ecologists, engineers and geographic information specialists who plan, design and deliver asset strategies and new and renewed parks across the city. Collaborating across civic departments, with partners, local organizations, and residents is integral to this work, as is an essential acknowledgement that this occurs on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.  

Prior to this role she worked at the City of Coquitlam planning and designing park and facility amenities, at the Park Board overseeing the asset planning, park and infrastructure capital projects teams (including the world-renowned Stanley Park Seawall, Hasting Park Empire Fields, and sθәqәlxenәm ts'exwts'áxwi7 park) and at the City of Surrey where she managed Parks and Recreation Planning and Design. At the beginning of her career in the private sector she was involved in natural area planning and restorations in the Grand River watershed in Ontario, downtown revitalizations throughout British Columbia and Alberta, and First Nations community planning. 

She has a passion for making people's places happen. When not at work you will likely bump into Tiina with her husband, teenage daughter and high energy dog Charlie the GSP in East Vancouver either gardening, riding her bike, or exploring Trout Lake, Renfrew Ravine or the beaches of New Brighton and Spanish Banks (or maybe a microbrewery or two, sans the teenage daughter).

glennGlenn A. O’Connor , OALA, FCSLA

Glenn has over 40 years experience and spent 30 years honing his craft with his own firm.  During his career, he has completed more than 1,300 planned and built projects and won more than 21 awards and published numerous articles both domestically and internationally. Glenn was the Senior Director of Water Parks at FORREC for 7 years where he worked on 40 water parks, in 10 countries on 3 continents. He became a CSLA Fellow in 2015. 

Claude Potvin, AAPQ, FCSLA

claudeClaude graduated from the Université de Montréal in landscape architecture (1979). He worked briefly in the private sector and with Parks Canada however most of his career was with the National Capital Commission (NCC) in Ottawa – he occupied the position of Chief of the Landscape Architecture and Industrial Design group before officially retiring from the public service in 2015. Over the course of his career, he was responsible for a wide range of landscape architectural projects and studies in national parks, historic sites and within NCC portfolios such as the official residences, urban parks and transportation, as well as Gatineau Park and the Greenbelt. He was a member of the City of Gatineau’s Urban Planning Advisory Committee for over ten years. He is a past board member of AAPQ and CSLA, of which he was President in 2013. Claude was a jury member for various editions of the CSLA Awards of Excellence and for the National Urban Design Awards in 2014. In 2007 and 2015, he helped organize two CSLA congresses abroad (Cuba and Mexico) and participated in two Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council reviews. He continues to contribute to CSLA, LACF and IFLA and pursues his interest in the visual arts.  

Natalie Goulet-Sorenson, BLA, AALA, CSLA

natalieA leader in design, Natalie has extensive experience working in Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding communities on planning and landscape architecture projects, of various scales. As part owner of Alberta based landscape architecture firm, ground cubed, her passion for community and city building drive her ambition to improve social and public spaces through landscape architecture. Natalie has a talent for translating ideas into tangible built spaces, and proven expertise in developing infrastructure that incorporates sustainable elements, providing meaningful enhancements to the public realm.

Natalie has devoted herself to the profession of landscape architecture as Past President (2017) of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects (AALA), previously sitting on the Board of Directors for both the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) and the AALA.

Her motivation to build connections and continue to be inspired drives her ability to thrive in a collaborative environment. Natalie also volunteers on the Advisory Committee for the Edmonton Urban Design Awards and is the recipient of the 2017 CSLA Emerging Professional Award.

As a busy mother of three young children, Natalie enjoys coaching her daughter in club soccer and spending time traveling, camping, and canoeing the North Saskatchewan river with her family.

Ken Greenberg, CM (External Juror)

kenKen Greenberg CM Ken Greenberg is an urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. For over four decades he has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and on campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning.

His work sits at the intersection of urban design, architecture, landscape, mobility, social and economic development. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, St. Louis, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and San Juan Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. In each city, with each project, his strategic, consensus-building approach has led to coordinated planning and a renewed focus on urban design.

He is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Design Excellence and the 2014 Sustainable Buildings Canada Lifetime Achievement Award. Involved in many grass roots and community initiatives he has served as a Board Member of Park People, a nonprofit dedicated to the improvement of Toronto's parks, is currently a Director of the Bentway Conservancy Board and President of the Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association, a member of ULI Toronto Chapter Advisory Board and the Myseum Board of Directors.

He was a cofounder and Vice Chair of the City Building Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto. A frequent writer for periodicals, he is the author of Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a City Builder published by Random House and Toronto Reborn; Design Successes and Challenges published by Dundurn. He played a leading role as urban design lead and client representative and now member of its Board for The Bentway, the transformation of a major public space under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto.

He is currently serving as a strategic advisor to the city of Brampton. He was selected as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2020 and was awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from the University of Toronto for his outstanding service for the public good as a tireless advocate for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life.

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