Congratulations to Grant Fahlgren of PFS Studio who has been named the new Chair of CSLA’s Reconciliation Advisory Committee and Reconciliation Advisor to the Board of Directors.
Grant is a member of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation and an MLA graduate of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UBC, where he focused his thesis research on the impacts of sea-level rise on estuarine environments and mitigation strategies through the application of traditional Indigenous knowledge. In 2015 he was named the National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, an award that recognizes emerging professionals with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design.
Grant’s work with the CSLA Reconciliation Advisory Committee is intended to build the collective capacity of landscape architects across the country to collaborate with Indigenous communities. In support of these efforts, Grant was a key member of the planning committee of the 2019 CSLA Congress in Vancouver as well as the guest editor for Landscapes Paysages magazine Fall 2019 issue, both focusing on the role of landscape architecture in reconciliation.
See the CSLA Website for more information on Reconciliation and the Reconciliation Advisory Committee .