News related to Landscape Architecture

MLA Students Contribute to Community Urban Microfarm Development

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.

UofG Students Win York Region's Make Rental Happen Challenge

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.

Four Guelph Alumni Elected into the CSLA College of Fellows

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.

The CSLA Announces the Creation of the Governor General's Medal in Landscape Architecture

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.

BLA Alumnus, Joseph Clement Developing Feature Documentary Entitled 'The Integral Man'

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

News Archive