April is World Landscape Architect Month

 Landscape Architects across Canada are gearing up to celebrate their profession along with landscape architects across the world. April was chosen in concert with Earth Day on April 22 and the April 27 birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of the landscape architecture profession in North America. Here are just some of the celebration events planned across the country:

Canada’s April is World Landscape Architecture Month Poster Contest Winner – landscape architectural intern Sylvie Godin, Montréal, Québec.

To view the winning poster, visit CSLA’s website www.csla.ca  or click here.

Landscape Architect Student Works’ Exhibition – April 24, 2009 University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture has organized a year end exhibition at the J. A. Russell Building (U of M) on April 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm (the exhibit will remain open April 27th and 28th).  Work from the graduate program of Landscape Architecture will be included in this premier exhibition. For more information contact: Valerie Lindberg, MALA Executive Director, 204.663.4863  [email protected]


NuALA Award Presentation to the City of Iqaluit – April 14, 2009

The Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects (NuALA) is launching an annual awards series recognizing excellence and innovation in landscape architecture, design, planning, management, conservation and research.  This year’s award will be presented to the City of Iqaluit and stone mason Mary Crnkovich, for the design and construction of stone works throughout the city.  For more information contact: John Laird, NUALA President, 867.979.1294 [email protected]


Beijing Visiting Lecturer at the University of Toronto –  April 1, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

A lecture for the annual MICHAEL HOUGH/ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS VISITING CRITIC for 2008-2009, by Kongjian Yu, professor and Dean of Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture | Turenscape, Beijing. http://www.turenscape.com/english/.  His lecture, “Toward New Aesthetics/ Recovering Landscape as an Art of Survival” will take place Wednesday April 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Room 103, 230 College Street.  For information on this and other celebration events contact: Elise Shelley, University of Toronto [email protected]

Windsor declares April 13 – 19 Landscape Architecture week

A proclamation has been issued by Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis to announce the recognition of Landscape Architecture Week in the City of Windsor for April 13-19, as part of the month-long world celebration. Plans are being finalized to display Award winning landscape architect works in City Hall.  For information contact:   Stefan Fediuk, [email protected]

Halifax landscape architect’s hosting a children’s design event –  April 26, 2009

The APALA is  hosting a children’s event with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, where kids will have a chance work individually with a landscape architect for an afternoon to design a park in a waterfront space and build a model of it.  For more information contact: Gordon Smith, APALA President, 902. 421-7241, [email protected]

City of Calgary celebrates landscape architecture

Calgary’s City Hall will be decorated with banners recognizing the role of parks and landscape architecture to the life of the city.  Postcards and bookmarks will be handed out at the Earth Day celebrations at the Inglewood Bird sanctuary. For more information contact: Anne Charlton, AALA President, 403 268 5204 [email protected]

Many of our CSLA Component Organizations are organizing high school presentations on landscape architecture as a career and April public media interviews.  For contact information about our Component Organizations, visit our website www.clsa.ca  or click here

To access the CSLA April is World Landscape Architecture Toolkit (including the winning poster which you can download, a power point presentation and more) click here. And watch for our You Tube contest announcement on our website homepage in early April.