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Jill Robertson to Be Inducted into the CSLA College of Fellows

May 16, 2023

We’re delighted to congratulate Jill Robertson, DIALOG Partner and landscape architect, on being named a 2023 inductee to the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects College of Fellows.

Induction to the College of Fellows is the highest honour the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) bestows on its members. A jury of six Fellows, representing regions across Canada, selected the new Fellows based on extensive submissions documenting each candidate’s contributions to the profession. Since the inception of the CSLA’s College of Fellows in 1964, 265 members have been given the prestigious designation “FCSLA.”

The CSLA College of Fellows will welcome Jill Robertson alongside four new members during the Investiture Ceremony to be held at the 2023 CSLA-SALA Congress in Saskatoon on Saturday, June 17, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession.

Read the CSLA’s announcement of the 2023 Class of Fellows at

Jill Robertson

Category of Investiture:
Executed Works of Landscape Architecture

Jill Robertson’s work crosses scales from detailed site design to visionary city-building, focusing on meaningful improvement of the public realm through thoughtful and articulate design interventions. A passionate advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, Jill emphasizes participatory design and authentic public engagement in every process for which she is involved.  She is known for her ability to build trust and consensus in highly sensitive public conservations, engaging diverse voices who might often not find a seat at the table.  Jill is passionate about process, and weaves context-specificity into the design narrative for a site, helping to express the stories of place and the ideas of end users, bringing energy, passion, and a strong desire to impact meaningful change.

Jill has been a long-standing contributor and advocate for the profession of landscape architecture, serving as Associate Representative (OALA), Secretary /Treasurer (APALA), organizing committee member for the 2010 and 2020 CSLA Congresses (APALA and AALA) and Examining Board member (AALA), as well as serving on the LACF Board. She has been a mentor for emerging landscape architects and designers, serving on thesis committees and as a guest lecturer, and even sharing the profession with elementary school classes through the City of Edmonton’s City Hall School Program.