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LACF News – December 2018

LACF closes the year 2018 with breaking news about the new
crop of exciting grant proposals and funding for a special project
about the work of Landscape Architect Claude Cormier.
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La FAPC clôt l’année 2018 avec des nouvelles sur la
série de propositions pour des bourses et sur la financement d’un
projet spécial sur le travail de l’architecte paysagiste Claude
En savoir plus…

Seasons greetings | Joyeuses Fêtes
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Devenir membre 2019 de la FAPC on faisant un don de 100$ ou plus à la
Fondation et soutenir notre mission d’avancer et de promouvoir les
idéaux de la profession d’architecture de paysage par la recherche,
communication et l’érudition

LACF News – December 2018

CSLA Bulletin – December 2018

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Invitation to Public Reception – December 14, 2018

Students from Dalhousie University School of Architecture invite you to attend a public reception on Friday, December 14, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth. View the poster.

Lake Banook has a rich history related to aquatic sports and outdoor activities. Over the next five years a number of major paddling events,including the world championships in 2022, will help shape its future legacy.Our question is: How can infrastructural development best support the larger community? 

To address this question, eleven Master of Architecture students, in association with Atlantic Division Canoe Kayak Canada, have been working on speculative projects that envision supporting world class events and benefiting the community long-term. Areas of interest include: increased opportunities for culture and heritage,completion of the trail system, stewardship of the natural environment, active transport and access, athlete accommodation / low-cost housing, and novel forms of tourism.

The Halifax Centre Plan foresees development near Lake Banook in proximity to Mic Mac Mall. Around the lake, both Silver’s Hill and Graham’s Grove offer opportunities for development to support both paddling-specific and community-oriented activities.

We welcome your suggestions for discussing priorities for Lake Banook over thenext few years. Join us for an open house in the big room at Mic MacAAC. We hope to see you there!

Brian Lilley
Associate Professor
School of Architecture, Dalhousie University

2018 Architecture Lecture Series Report

The Path: Landscape architecture, learning, and reconciliation

The Public Lecture Series is an annual event hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Architects (NLAA) featuring national and international architects and urban designers. For the third consecutive year, APALA was invited to collaborate with the NLAA and co-hosted a lecture on October 12th at the Quidi Vidi Plantation in St. John’s, NL. The guest speaker invited by APALA was Chris Grosset, NuALA, FCSLA, a partner and senior consultant with NVision InSight Group, an Indigenous Consulting firm based in Ottawa and Iqaluit.

The evening began with an informal meet and greet where guests had the opportunity to mingle and meet Chris before the lecture. The lecture was well-attended and included local landscape architects, planners, architects and many members of the general public. Over the course of an hour, Chris presented those in attendance with an introduction to the process of “truth and reconciliation.” Using unique project and personal experiences throughout Nunavut as examples, Chris was able to illustrate his “path” toward understanding and appreciating Indigenous perspectives. He discussed his journey toward acknowledging a state of reconciliation and how that has influenced his principles and his practice. Chris’s review of his experience and impressive body of work was illuminating and certainly successful in creating awareness of the profession of landscape architecture and the breadth of work that landscape architects are doing. Many left the lecture feeling refreshed and inspired with many thoughtful and supportive comments being received in the days that followed.

Overall the event was a success and proved to be an excellent avenue to advance the practice and profession of landscape architecture in Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada.

National Urban Design Awards are Presented

Projects in nine communities receive National Urban Design Awards
OTTAWA, October 18, 2018 – The 12 projects receiving 2018 National Urban Design Awards reflect a range of ideas about reclaiming and enhancing public space while addressing challenges such as urban density, environmental sustainability, and affordability.

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CSLA News – September 2018

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In this issue:
• Pictures of George Dark receiving the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture
• CSLA’s brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
• Fall 2018 LP Magazine Digital Issue and LP+
• … and more!


CSLA Bulletin – September 2018

The last CSLA news can be found here

The Forks to Receive the CSLA Legacy Project Award

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that The Forks has won the CSLA Legacy Project Award (2018). 

The CSLA Legacy Project Award is intended to recognize distinguished landscape architecture projects which were forward-thinking for their time, contribute significantly to their communities, showed leadership and innovation, and are still relevant examples of excellence in the profession of landscape architecture. The Legacy Project Award honours projects which have left and continue to leave a lasting impact on Canada’s landscape. 

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CSLA Bulletin – July 2018

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CSLA Bulletin – June 2018

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