Mar 17, 2016

Two CSLA wins for PFS Studio

Today, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the National Awards of Excellence.

This year, 11 projects received a national award and one project, PFS Studio’s Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, was selected for the Jury’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to one project per year which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision (advancing the art, science and practice of landscape architecture).

lansdowne 2

A National Award of Excellence was also bestowed on Toronto’s West Don Lands designed by PFS Studio with the Planning Partnership.



These award-winning projects are preeminent examples of Canadian landscape architecture. They illustrate the range of what landscape architects do and how landscape architects are helping to reshape our communities – defining the places we want to live, work and play.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. The principal criteria applied by the jurors were:

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

The recipient of the 2016 Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award is:

Lansdowne Park
PFS Studio
Category: Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect

And among the 10 recipients of the 2016 National Award is:

The West Don Lands
The Planning Partnership and PFS Studio
Category: Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect

You can read more about the awards here.


Lansdowne photos courtesy of the City of Ottawa, Haewon Chun
West Don Lands photo courtesy of Tom Arban