1. The deadline for nominations for the 2021 Class of College of Fellows is January 15th, 2021. Learn more


The Summer Excellence issue of LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES is now available online!

Two things were apparent at this year’s 2020 CSLA Awards of Excellence adjudication: first, the talent behind the submissions and, second, the trends in landscape architecture in Canada. This year, many of the submissions were interesting, intriguing and wonderfully surprising. Decide for yourself as you view the Awards of Excellence winners in the Summer 2020 issue of LANDSCAPES I PAYSAGES.

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Updated Reciprocity Agreement Signed by 9 Landscape Architecture Associations

The updated agreement allows Landscape Architects to have their credentials recognized and work in other jurisdictions. Click here to read the agreement and a guide about reciprocity.

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Equity and Diversity Resources Page

Read the CSLA Draft Statement on Racial Inequality and Injustice and browse our collection of resources to help you learn more about practicing anti-racism in the profession.

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Nastaran Moradinejad, BCSLA, AALA, CSLA, Appointed Chair of the Canadian Landscape Standard Steering Committee

It is with great pleasure that the CSLA announces Nastaran Moradinejad's appointment as Chair of the CSLA and CNLA Joint Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS) Steering Committee. Ms. Moradinejad has served on the CLS Steering Committee since 2017 and has contributed to the development and launch of the second edition.

According to Christene LeVatte, past chair of the CLS Steering Committee:

"Nastaran's contribution to the CLS has been truly exceptional. Her appointment will ensure the CLS's continued integrity and development of new content."

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, who jointly administer the CLS, would like to express their gratitude to Christene Levatte, who has, since 2014, participated as a member of, and then led the CLS Steering Committee through the first and second editions. Her vision for the CLS and commitment to the project were instrumental in realizing this important guideline for the landscape architecture and landscape construction industries.

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At its recent teleconference, the CSLA Board of Directors made the following decisions:

  • an agreement with OALA to co-host the 2021 Congress was approved;
  • revised guidelines for the Awards of Excellence were approved (details will follow soon);
  • the Student Award of Excellence program was delayed by one year;
  • the CSLA Statement on Reconciliation was approved and Grant Fahlgren, Chair of the Reconciliation Advisory Committee, was named the Board's Reconciliation Advisor;
  • the statement on Black Lives Matter will undergo further consultation during the summer months;
  • the Executive Director was tasked with suggesting an action plan for equity and diversity in the profession;
  • a framework for political engagement at the federal level was approved.

Approval of the 2021-2023 CSLA Strategic Plan

The 2021-23 Strategic Plan was approved at the CSLA's AGM on June 18, 2020. 

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2020 Recognition Awards Recipients

Ottawa – June 17, 2020 - The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is pleased to announce that Eha Naylor will receive the CSLA President's Award and Chris Phillips will receive the CSLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The CSLA Recognition Awards honour the work and commitment of Canadians to the profession of landscape architecture. The awards will be given at the CSLA Gala to be held during the 2021 CSLA Congress in Ottawa, Ontario.

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L|P Call for Submissions - Trees

There are many important discussions to have about trees and our forest canopy. We would like to open that discussion up for the Winter 2020 issue of Landscapes | Paysages, by inviting CSLA members and other interested parties to submit articles to discuss a range of areas around the subject of trees. 

We invite your submissions! Click here to read the description and general guidelines for submitting your contribution. 

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CSLA's COVID-19 Response and Resources Page

Read a message from the president and executive director of CSLA and find a number of useful resources, tips on working from home, and more. 

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Main Street Design Challenge: Inspiring action to support Main Street recovery across Canada

The CSLA is a partner in the Main Street Design Challenge, which is a coordinated engagement effort for all Canadians interested in design to envision the future of Main Streets. Participants are invited to develop innovative, responsible, sustainable, and resilient design solutions for Canadian Main Streets that can be implemented during the recovery and post-pandemic. 

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CSLA Member News

CSLA Membership Categories and Fees

As of the April 2020 Board meeting, the CSLA Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion which would maintain the 2020 rate for the dues throughout 2021 in respect to the unknown consequences of COVID-19 on the profession.

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Landscape Perspectives - Ron Williams Launches New Website

Landscape architect Ron Williams is well known in the field for his distinguished career and involvement with the profession. He has launched a website to further explore issues related to landscape architecture and urban design in North America and around the world. A natural extension of his book Architecture de paysage au Canada, the site aims, among other things, to make accessible the various notes, articles and images collected during his research for the writing of the book, but which have not been published. The content of the site will be improved and a French version is also planned.

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CAD-prof.com is Offering CSLA Members a 50% Discount on AutoCAD Courses

Lessons are delivered by video with supporting documents, focusing on projects directly related to Canadian industry standards. CSLA|AAPC members receive a 50% discount! The entire program special introductory price is $75.00 until June 30th, 2020, but you must be a member. To receive your discount just apply your coupon code during checkout. Coupon Code: CSLAAAPC

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LACF July Bulletin

  • Highlights of the Annual General Meeting
  • Highlights of the Board of Directors Meeting
  • LACF Statement on Racial Inequality and Injustice

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57th IFLA World Congress 2021 in Malaysia

15-18 August 2021: Pre-Congress Events

19-21 August 2021: Main Congress Events

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IFLA Young LA Alliance

The Young LA Alliance (YLAA) is an initiative that brings together a community of young professionals in Landscape Architecture who are under the age of 35. This community was created with the intention to cater to the different needs and interests of the younger working community, given the dynamic environments today.

Since its conception in 2019, the YLAA has grown to now have over 170 members worldwide – from esteemed institutions such as Columbia University and Seoul National University. The goal of our YLAA initiative is to provide all its members with the relevant and necessary resources to help our young talents grow and develop in their careers to maximize their potential.   

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