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LA Students Recipients of 2015 ASLA Student Awards

Congratulations to the following University of Guelph landscape architecture students who are recipients of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Awards for 2015.  These awards recognize excellence in the study of landscape architecture and skills related to the art and technology of landscape architecture.

ASLA Student Honor Awards:

Jonathan Behnke, BLA
Nadja Pausch, BLA
Daniella Favero, BLA
Ku Wing (Bryan) Chao, MLA

LAN Interview with Nadia Amoroso on GeoDesign

Landscape Architects Network interviews Nadia Amoroso, an Adjunct Professor in Landscape Architecture at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.  Nadia talks about her work in GeoDesign and landscape representation with LAN writer and UofG alumnus, Michelle Biggs.    

See article in Landscape Architects Network.



Guelph Alumni Named to the CSLA College of Fellows

On April 9, 2015 the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the new members of the College of Fellows in recognition to their outstanding contributions to the profession over an extended period of time.  The new members will receive the honour at the CSLA Congress to be held in Mexico at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma on May 23, 2015.

BLA Students Win 2014 OSSGA Design Competition Awards

The winners of the 2014 OSSGA Student Design Awards were recently announced.  The Student Design Competition is sponsored by The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Natural Resources, and administered by the OSSGA. The Minister of Natural Resources attended the awards ceremony, which was held on February 25, 2015 in Toronto.

The University of Guelph third-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students won first, second and third prizes, as well as three honourable mentions. Congratulations!!

LA Alumni Recipients of 2015 CSLA Awards of Excellence

On March 9, 2015 the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence:  Projects define the places we live, work and play.

Congratulations to the landscape architecture Guelph alumni recipients which include:

National Honour: 

4th Year BLA student, Katie Brown Writes LARE Exam Guide for Students

In April 2014, Katie Brown, a fourth year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture student, passed Section 1 of the Landscape Architectural Registration Examination: Project and Construction Management.

Under the supervision of Professor Sean Kelly, Katie wrote "A Student’s Guide: The Pursuit of Professional Licensure", a student handbook geared toward students wishing to begin the LARE process. Within the handbook is a complete guide to registration and preparation for LARE 1 including study strategy, useful resources, and a comprehensive practice exam to gauge examinee preparedness.

MLA Students Design Outdoor Space for Guelph Humane Society

The Guelph Humane Society’s new home will be as pleasing to humans as it is to the animals it’s sheltering.  The new location, likely to be 212 Speedvale Ave. West will feature an outdoor dog play area, education space and gardens, said executive director Adrienne McBride.  

Mark Cullen to Speak with Landscape Architecture Students on March 3

Pre-eminent Canadian gardening professional Mark Cullen will visit the University of Guelph on Tuesday, March 3. Cullen, who is well-known for his expertise and advice in gardening, horticulture, and garden design, will speak to landscape architecture students about the real world of work in these fields, offering advice to those beginning their professional careers.

All are welcome to hear from Mark Cullen at 11:30 am in the Landscape Architecture building.  More information see SEDRD upcoming events.

BLA Grad, Rick Bogaert Built a Diverse Career by Taking Risks

The master plan for Rick Bogaert’s 30-year career in landscape architecture has been revised several times as he’s adapted to changes within the profession and looked for new opportunities to build what he calls a “diversified” portfolio of skills.  “I can’t think of another profession where its practitioners are more varied in what they do than in landscape architecture,” he says.

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