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Dear APALA Members,
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 2020/21 Annual General Meeting for the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects, being held Friday, October 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm AST. The meeting will take place virtually via Zoom (link to be provided at a later date).

Please confirm your participation by Friday, October 8, 2021 to ensure quorum for the meeting. If you are unable to participate and are a voting member of APALA, please use the linked proxy form to assign your proxy to a member who will be participating, or to the President or other member of the Board of Directors.

Since we cannot accept proxies in person this year, please ensure your proxy is emailed to Hillary Hommy at by Friday, October 8, 2021.

An Agenda for the AGM will be provided to you via email. If there are any special items members would like to discuss that are not on the Agenda, they may do so under Other Business. To facilitate scheduling and allow adequate time for discussion, please submit in writing any items you would like to raise.

The board is also looking for three new members: President – Elect, Secretary/Treasurer, and a Director. We are specifically looking for members who reside in Newfoundland and New Brunswick. If interested please reply by email.

Please send items for discussion under Other Business to Hillary Hommy via email at by Friday, October 8, 2021.

Accepting Applicants for 2021 Scholarships NOW!

Please see if you are eligible for our two scholarships!

CSLA Bulletin – June 2021

This month’s headlines:

  • LAAC Seeks Evaluators to Review Canadian Landscape Architecture University Programs
  • L|P Call for Submissions – Reset
  • NEW! Resources on how to set up your own virtual studio
  • Request for Proposals – Review and Development of a National Growing Medium Standard for the Canadian Landscape Standard
  • The Summer 2021 Excellence issue of LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES is now available online!
  • A Successful First Virtual Congress!

CSLA Bulletin

News from the LAF

July Newsletter

News from the LACF

June Bulletin

APALA AGM SCHEDULED – October 15, 2021

Save the Date for our 2021 Annual General Meeting. More information to follow.

Halifax Urban Design Awards 2021 – WINNERS

Urban Design

Urban design plays an important role in enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Urban design helps build better communities by improving the functionality, sustainability and overall appearance of the public and private spaces. Done well, design makes a lasting positive impact for residents now and in the future. 


Urban Design Awards 2021 Virtual Ceremony

Thanks to everyone who participated in our online ceremony and CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners! Kudos to all the competitors. We received some fantastic submissions. 

Here’s the list of winners:

Civic Design Category
Award of Merit in Civic Design – Keshen Goodman Outdoor Library (Lead Firm: Outside! Landscape Architects)
Award of Excellence in Civic Design – Halifax Waterfront Seabridge (Lead Firm: Develop Nova Scotia)

Community Connections & Initiatives Category
Award of Merit in Community Connections & Initiatives – Daffodil Garden for Cancer Survivors (Lead Firm: Outside! Landscape Architects) 
Award of Excellence in Community Connections & initiatives – Word Murals (Lead Firm: Fathom Studio)

Urban Fragments Category
Award of Excellence – Alderney Pedway (Lead Firm: Abbott Brown Architects)

Heritage Restoration Category
Award of Excellence – The James Power Cottage Restoration (Lead Firm: DSRA Architects)

Heritage Adaptive Re-use Category
Award of Excellence – City Hall New Clerk’s Offices (Lead Firm: Abbott Brown Architects)

Student Project Category
Award of Excellence – Urban Microregeneration – Zhiyi (Christina) Chen (NSCAD)

Urban Architecture Category
Award of Merit – Tel Lofts (Lead Firm: Abbott Brown Architects)
Award of Merit – Gorsebrook Park (Lead Firm: architectsAlliance in association with Michael Napier Architecture)
Award of Excellence – Velo (Lead Firm: Lydon Lynch Architects)
Award of Excellence – Stanley Street Homes (Lead Firm: Eric Stotts Architect in association with Andrew Lynch) 

CSLA Bulletin – April 2021

This month’s headlines:

• CSLA-OALA 2021 Congress Registration is Open! Register now.

• CSLA Announces the Recipients of the 2021 Awards of Excellence

• CSLA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting: May 12th, 1-2 pm EST

• The Spring 2021 “Technology” issue of L|P is now available online!

CSLA Bulletin

Order of Precedence for Title Designations

The CSLA has created guidelines to provide full (regular) members with guidance on the order of precedence for their various designations.  More information can be found here

Halifax Complete Streets Guideline – Update

HRM is updating the Halifax Complete Streets Guidelines (commonly called the “Red Book”). This is the guideline to design of municipal infrastructure, primarily streets. They are seeking input from external stakeholders and welcome any feedback. 
Comments must be returned by February 9th or sooner to be incorporated into this update. Comments and questions can be directed to Shannon O’Connell (contact information below).

If you would like to review the documents, please contact Laura Willman and she will forward to you. 
Shannon O’Connell, MASc, P.Eng.
PROGRAM Engineer, Development Engineering
T. 902.476.2917


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