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Three National Landscape Architecture Awards to Celebrate

May 12, 2020

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the Awards of Excellence, and DIALOG is proud to receive three awards. The annual awards recognize preeminent examples of Canadian landscape architecture. They illustrate the range of what landscape architects do and how landscape architects are helping to reshape our communities by defining the places where we live, work and play.

Walterdale Bridge (Edmonton, AB) was recognized in the Large-Scale Landscapes category. Mechanized River Valley Access (Edmonton, AB) was recognized in the Medium-Scale Landscapes category. And DIALOG’s Community Wellbeing Framework, developed in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, was recognized in the Research Category.

Walterdale Bridge is a bridge for people as well as for cars, with an emphasis on placemaking in the heart of Edmonton's river valley.
Walterdale Bridge - CSLA Award of Excellence in Large-Scale Landscapes
Mechanized River Valley Access connects Downtown Edmonton with the North Saskatchewan River Valley in an engaging way.
Mechanized River Valley Access - CSLA Award of Excellence in Medium-Scale Landscapes
Community Wellbeing Framework - CSLA Award of Excellence in Communication
Community Wellbeing Framework - CSLA Award of Excellence in Research
This year’s winners demonstrate that landscape architects are leading sustainability, conservation and recreation by promoting a broad vision of our environment and being key players in planning our cities.
CSLA Awards Committee

The Aga Khan Garden Alberta was recognized in the Medium-Scale Landscape category. This spectacular design by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects was proudly brought to life by DIALOG’s architecture and engineering teams.

Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects applying the following criteria:

  • demonstration of a deep understanding of the craft of landscape architecture and attention to composition and detail
  • demonstration of excellence in leadership, project management, breadth of work, new directions or new technology
  • innovation in concept, process, materials or implementation
  • promotion of the discipline amongst related professions, clients and the general public
  • demonstration of exemplary environmental and/or social awareness

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. For more information about this year’s recipients, visit the CSLA website.