Master of Landscape Architecture students Emily French, Tim O’Brien and Elena Christy have been working as Graduate Research Assistants this summer on Project Soil (Shared Opportunities on Institutional Lands), a feasibility study that explores the potential of on-site food production at public healthcare and educational institutions. In Ontario, several institutions are already producing food on their properties as a way to generate revenue; supply nutritious fresh food for consumption (by staff, patients, students, etc.); provide therapeutic benefits; and build social enterprises.
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Jonathan Behnke, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph is featured in an article in Spacing (Edmonton) magazine entitled "Vision Realized: Isaak Kornelsen Memorial Parklet".
For Dan and Kyle Foch, thinking outside the box means living inside one. The two brothers won York Region’s Make Rental Happen Challenge in June. They took home the top prize of $5,000 for their idea to help alleviate the affordable housing shortage by creating homes from shipping containers.
Congratulations to Mike Teed, BLA 2003 UofG Alumnus who received the 2014 CSLA Emerging Professional Award at the CSLA Congress Awards Gala in Ottawa.
Ron Williams: "Remarkable Landscapes in Difficult Times"
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On May 30th, 2014, at the Château Laurier Hotel during the CSLA Congress in Ottawa, Chris Grosset and Robert Brown, both University of Guelph MLA graduates, and Robert Evans a Guelph BLA graduate were invested into the CSLA College of Fellows. They were presented with their medals by CSLA President Peter Briggs, another Guelph MLA graduate.
Mark Affum’s MLA thesis focuses on James Austin Floyd, a Canadian Landscape Architect. Floyd’s designs and writings influenced modern landscape architecture in Canada, says Affum in at Guelph news article.
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, has created the Governor General's Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the CSLA. This award will be the highest honour bestowed by the CSLA and it will be awarded every two years.
Writer and Director of ‘The Integral Man’, Joseph Clement graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture in 2005. Joseph’s film work is deeply inspired by the powerful relationship between individuals and environments. Expanding this field of work in 2011, Joseph graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a Masters in Fine Art bridging the passion for design and landscape with the moving image and storytelling. Having produced and directed several music videos, short documentaries and experimental films, his work continues to evolve throu