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IMAGE COPTICARCHITECTURE, ÉDITIONS ARC AND VILLE DE MONTRÉAL UPFRONT UPFRONT PROLOGUE CIP Awards 2013 PLANNING EXCELLENCE Prix CIP 2013 DON HESTER, CHAIR, CIP AWARDS OF PLANNING EXCELLENCE THOMPSON PLUS… KIRSTEN BROWN THE STANLEY THOMPSON SOCIETY (STS) is expanding its vision. Because the era in which Thompson worked was a significant period in North American golf course architecture, the Society believes it is time to recognize the entire body of work, and to educate the golf community about the value of “Golden Era” golf courses as Canadian cultural heritage assets. While most of the Society’s energy will still be focused on Thompson’s work, other architect luminaries such as Harry Colt, Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast and Walter Travis will now be on the Society’s radar. At a May 2 Board meeting, STS Directors voted in favour of the following vision that will guide many Society activities moving forward: Dedicated to the conservation of Golden Era golf course architecture through education. STANLEY THOMPSON, COURTESY OF THE STANLEY THOMPSON SOCIETY. PHOTO THE STANLEY THOMPSON COLLECTION, MCLAUGHLIN LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH KIRSTEN BROWN is an Associate Golf Course Architect at the MBTW Group and a Director at the Stanley Thompson Society. 10 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES PROJECTS FAMILIAR TO landscape architects will be prominent on the podium this year, when the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) holds its National Conference in Vancouver in July. Of eight projects honoured with CIP Awards of Planning Excellence, three featured the work of landscape architects. Several other landscape architects were recognized with CIP Merit Awards. Place d’Armes, the recipient of a CSLA National Honour Award of Excellence 2013, also won one of eight top CIP Awards of Planning Excellence (Urban Design) for IBI-CHBA. The Jury applauded the “story set in stone” at Place d’Armes. It is, they wrote, “a place that captures the memory of over three hundred year of religious, political, cultural and popular life, while expressing the modern vibrant spirit of contemporary Montreal. The results are spectacular.” Two other projects recognized with excellence awards will be familiar to readers of LP’s OPINION column. In this issue of LP, O2 Planning and Design detail the enormously successful “Bow to Bluff” (B2B) project – an LRT Corridor Revitalization Initiative. (See pages 60–61.) And an Excellence Award (Neighbourhood Planning) went to the CBCL team for the Channel-Port aux Basques Downtown Design Study. (In LP’s spring issue, CBCL described the project, making a spirited argument for a unique brand of “Small Urbanism” in Canada.) CBCL also took a CIP Merit Award (Rural/ Small Town Planning) for its Town of Trinity Municipal Plan, co-winning the prize with Urban Strategies Inc.’s plan for downtown Orillia. Urban Strategies also earned a prize for Eglinton Crosstown Design Framework (Urban Design.) MMM Group Ltd took a CIP Merit prize (Mobility, Transportation + Infrastructure) for the Rideau Canal Multi-Use Crossing, which also won a CSLA Regional Citation (Planning). The Jury noted that the project addresses a gap in Ottawa’s active transportation network, and commended its careful community consultation on the critically important issues of location and design. Of the 10 professional planners who make up the CIP Jury, two are full members of CSLA: Chairman Don Hester (MALA, MCIP), and Robert Jahncke (APALA). Two others, Marta Farevaag (Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, BC), and Andrew Palmiere (O2 Planning + Design Inc., AB) work for major landscape architectural firms. PLACE D’ARMES : MORE THAN 300 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL ARCHITECTURE DON HESTER, FCSLA, MCIP, is chair of the CSLA Editorial Board. For CIP’s slate of winners:

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2013

My NEW Favourite Places
Mes NOUVEAUX coups de coeur
Thompson Plus...
Planning Excellence
From Terrain VAGUE to Terrain VIEW
Folly Forest
L'Initiative de charte canadienne du paysage
What is Don Hill Listening to Now?
LACF FAPC: Rewarding Curious Minds / Curiosité primée
The Nature of Design
National Honour Awards
National Merit Awards
National Citation Awards
Reading Landscapes
Meet the Jury
B2B : Thanks for Asking!
The Last Word
LP +

Landscapes - Summer 2013