The deadline to qualify for half price airfare to attend the CSLA 2011 Congress in Iqaluit is October 31, 2010. For complete details, click here.
Neil Dawe, NLALA, BD Ep, MLA was acclaimed President of CSLA at the Annual General Meeting held Saturday, August 21 in Edmonton Alberta. Neil is President of Tract Consulting Inc., a multi-disciplinary firm of planning, design and communication professionals based in Newfoundland. To read about how landscape architecture found Neil, click here.
Neil Dawe, NLALA, CSLA, ASLA is CSLA President
CSLA members elected Liane McKenna as President-Elect for 2010 – 2011. To read about Liane, visit CSLA’s home page: www.csla-aapc.ca
Liane McKenna, BCSLA, CSLA is CSLA President-Elect
It was with sadness that we recognize the sudden passing of John Laird, NUALA, FCSLA, President of the Nunavut Society of Landscape Architects on September 2, 2010. Condolences can be sent to his wife Shannon, and his son Jonah, to Shannon Hessian, Box 11131, Iqaluit, Nunavut, K0A 1A0.
We also recognize the passing of Jane Holmes, long time member of the Alberta Association of Landscape Architects in May, Art Cowie, BCSLA, FCSLA, in August, OALA member Gregory Rich, OALA, CSLA and in September Macklin Leslie Hancock, FCSLA.
Condolence messages can be sent to CSLA and we will forward them.
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) recognized its 2010 Recognition and Honours Awards recipients during the Edmonton Congress Gala on Saturday, August 21, 2010. The recipients are:
Schwabenbauer Award – Jim Melvin
The Schwabenbauer Award is bestowed on a CSLA/AAPC member in recognition of their unselfish and devoted service to the CSLA at the national level over a period of not less than five years. This year's recipient is Jim Melvin, OALA, FCSLA.
Jim Melvin, OALA, FCSLA
Lifetime Achievement Awards – Patrick Butler & Fredeich Oemichen
The CSLA Lifetime Achievement Award is award to CSLA members whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and on the environment. This year, two deserving members were chosen:
Patrick Butler, AALA FCSLA, ASLA is being honoured for his outstanding service in advancing the profession in Alberta, and the last impact that he has had on many committees, groups and individuals through his 40 years of landscape architectural practice.
Patrick Butler, AALA FCSLA, ASLA
Fredeich Oemichen, AAPQ, FCSLA has had a significant impact on the profession, particularly in the area of horticultural innovation, during his 35 years as a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Montreal.
Fredeich Oemichen, AAPQ, FCSLA
Community Service Award - Sol Rohlinger
The CSLA Community Service Award recognizes public agencies and community groups who have contributed significantly to environmental responsibility. The winner is Sol Rohlinger of the River Alliance in Edmonton who demonstrated a rich understanding of the value of our profession and has been consistent engaging the profession in the planning of a major regional park initiative involving seven urban and rural municipalities in the Alberta Capital Region.
Sol Rohlinger of the River Alliance in Edmonton
Teaching Award - Ed Fife, OALA, FCSLA
The CSLA Teaching Award recognizes an individual who has made a substantial and significant contribution to landscape architecture education. This year's award is bestowed on Ed Fife, OALA, FCSLA in recognition of over 40 years of teaching and the fact that Professor Fife has taught over 50% of landscape architects practicing in Canada and numerous aboard.
Ed Fife, OALA, FCSLA
The 2010 National CSLA Awards of Excellence were also celebrated during the Congress. For complete details click here.
This year, at the Edmonton Congress, I presented the “President’s Award” to two members who have advanced the profession of landscape architecture in Canada: one from academic practice and the other from public practice. Both were ‘leaders’ in their respective careers and worked tirelessly in pursuit of what they believed in. The 2010 President’s Award recipients are (posthumously): Jerry Belan, OALA, CSLA and Margery Winkler, OALA, CSLA.
Each of these individuals had an infectious spirit, an unbridled enthusiasm for life, and a life-long commitment to shaping ideas, promoting better and healthier lives, and changing how people understand, discover and engage in landscapes and the public realm. Both were professional colleagues, personal friends and long time members of the OALA and CSLA since 1985. Both died bravely of cancer during my tenure as CSLA President.
Margery Winkler was a great teacher and faculty member at Ryerson University since the late 1970’s. Throughout her career she was committed to her students, to improving landscape architectural education and to reaching out to the larger community to improve school yards, streetscapes and public spaces. She was an advocate for community engagement and outreach, ecological responsibility and the creation of sustainable open spaces.
Jerry Belan was a park planner at the City of Toronto for most of his career. He had an innate sense of adventure and love of exploration which resulted in him being the inspiration for, and major force behind, the successful “Discovery Walks Program” in Toronto. He often spoke at international conferences on trails planning and on Toronto’s acclaimed series of self-guided interpretive walks that link various natural and cultural attractions, parks and neighborhoods.
The award certificates will be given to their respective families so that each will know that Jerry’s and Margery’s legacies and professional accomplishments are remembered and recognized by the CSLA / AAPC.
Linda Irvine, OALA, CSLA, ASLA
Congratulations to new CSLA Fellows:
Malaka Ackaoui, AAPQ, FCSLA
David R. Brown, AALA, FCSLA
Douglas Carlyle, AALA, FCSLA
Daniel Chartier, AAPQ, FCSLA
Victor Kallos, AALA, FCSLA
Cathy J. Sears, AALA, FCSLA
George Stockton, OALA, FCSLA
(L- R: Stockton, Brown, Sears, Ackaoui, Carlyle, Chartier, Kallos)
If you wish to send a note of congratulations, look up their e-mail addresses in the 2010 CSLA Membership Directory.
To learn more about the CSLA Fellows program, click here.
For the close to 200 delegates who enjoyed the 2010 CSLA Congress in Edmonton, many commented that they have great memories of their experience, including the lessons learned from Co-Chair David Brown’s ponderisms. His Co-Chair Randy Heaps was a fun balance to a dynamic duo that kept the audience smiling and attending sessions.
Randy Heaps, AALA, CSLA and David Brown, AALA, FCSLA Congress 2010 Co-Chairs
To see a photo album of the 2010 CSLA Edmonton Congress, click here. Thanks to the amazing crew of volunteers who turned opportunity into success!
Three CSLA members have been distinguished as Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Congratulations!
L - R James Ballantyne, FASLA; George Dark, FCSLA, FASLA, Greg Smallengberg, FCSLA, FASLA
To read about their accomplishments, click here.
Recipient of an Honor Award in the 2010 ASLA Professional Awards, the Landscape Infrastructures DVD is recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects in the Communications Category of this year's competition. Sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation, the DVD collects the proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design in 2008.
For complete details, click here.
For more information: http://www.asla.org/2010awards/623.html and http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca/events/symposia/2008/09/2986
The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) is pleased to announce its 2011 grants program. This year, grants varying from $2000 for graduate students and up to $10,000 for professionals are available for research, communication and scholarship activities. Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria set forth by the LACF Board. Submissions must be received no later than, Friday, November 19th, 2010.
Over the past fifteen years, LACF has funded a wide range of projects including habitat design guidelines, historic research and documentation, oral histories, professional education programs, design research, and environmental education and communication projects.
Funding to support the LACF grants program has been made possible through the generous donations of the CSLA College of Fellows, CSLA component associations, individual and group donors, and through bequests to the Foundation.
For further inquiries please contact:
Faye Langmaid, FCSLA
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
See the LACF website www.lacf.ca for 2011 LACF grant application information.
A significant number of landscape architects from all sectors of the profession (from students to practitioners and educators, to retired or senior landscape architects) indicated an interest in participating in LWOB. While IFLA’s resources are too limited to launch a comprehensive organization, it is willing to act as a broker or facilitator. It has been decided to create a task force that would collect examples of completed projects demonstrating the potential role of landscape architects to help promote and shape an operational model for LWOB. For complete details, click here.
If you are interested in joining the task force and ready to commit, please send a letter of motivation with your CV to Prof. James Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Architecture Canada | RAIC, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects cordially invite you to attend the National Urban Design Awards Ceremony in conjunction with Architecture Canada's Change of Office celebration.
Lord Nelson Hotel
Georgian Lounge & Admiral Room
1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Cocktail Reception - 6:30
Dinner - 7:30
Cost per ticket: $75.00
To reserve your seat for this special event, please contact Chantal Charbonneau at email@example.com or (613) 241-3600 ext. 214 before October 8, 2010.
For information about this year's National Urban Awards recipients, click here.