STLAi attends CSLA Congress 2014

At the end of May, Scott attended the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) annual gathering of those working in the field of landscape architecture. The conference was held  in Ottawa.

The theme for this year’s CSLA Congress 2014 was CLIMATES|ADAPTATIONS|LANDSCAPES, and focused on “the present realities facing landscape architects in building future landscapes and environments that will be sustainable and desirable in a world constantly challenged economically, socially and environmentally.”

Given the theme, STLAi couldn’t be more pleased to have received the CSLA Regional Honour Award for our Victoria Park Subway Station – Green Roof and Landscape project. Awarded in the category of Design, the Victoria Park Subway Station was one of only 13 projects recognized for “distinctive design, ground-breaking research and sustainable landscape management”.

Awards are presented in three categories, with Honour Award recipients demonstrating excellence in all judging criteria:

  • demonstration of a deep understanding of the craft of landscape architecture including attention to composition and detail
  • demonstration of excellence in leadership, project management, breadth of work, new directions, or new technology
  • innovation in concept, process, or implementation
  • promotion of the discipline amongst related professions, clients, and the general public
  • demonstration of exemplary environmental and/or social awareness

 “These winning projects are a reminder that great design helps to build great communities,” said CSLA president Claude Potvin. “They are shaping the places we want to live, work and play.”

CSLA - Ottawa
Parliament Hill, Ottawa.