A national treasure

On Feb. 20, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) presented landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander with the prestigious Leadership Award of Excellence. The award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the design industry, was presented at the fourth annual Vancouver Leaders Breakfast.

Recognized as a national treasure in Canada, Oberlander has been creating innovative landscapes for more than 60 years. Her work with preeminent architects throughout Canada and the U.S. has provided sustainable solutions for private gardens and public spaces.

Christopher Gaze, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival founder, delivered the keynote address.