Boursiers / Lauréats


Pour souligner le MMAP 2016, nous avons eu l’idée de demander aux boursiers lauréats si la FAPC les avait aidés à atteindre leurs objectifs et de quelle façon. Pour en savoir davantage, consultez leurs commentaires ci-dessous et leurs projets dans notre section PORTFOLIO. Note : Les textes sont affichés dans la langue originale de présentation.


2014-15 / 2014-15

#112 Dustin Valen / 2015 /MARITIME by Design

The LACF grant program allowed to me carry out research that has contributed directly to the development of my dissertation project. This research has shed meaningful light on the social and political history of one of Canada's most spectacular urban parks located in St. John's, Newfoundland where heritage groups are actively trying to preserve this important, early twentieth century landscape. 



#116 #123 / Jean Landry / 2015 + 2016 / Canadian landscape portfolio Part 1 and 2 / 

Le domaine de l’architecture de paysage est vaste et stimulant, ce qui rend sa pratique aussi exigeante qu’exaltante.  C’est ici que l’appui d’un organisme dédié à la fois à la réflexion, à la pratique et à la promotion de notre riche domaine devient plus que précieux. C’est donc ici que le support offert par la FAPC à notre réflexion et à sa communication aux autres membres et non membres prend toute sa valeur. Tout ce que nous pouvons demander à la FAPC, c’est de soutenir encore plus d’initiatives qui pourront, directement et indirectement, améliorer la qualité de notre pratique et la visibilité de celle-ci. MERCI…Jean Landry, AAPQ/AAAPC, MBA



#115 / Alex Waffle / 2015 / Mapping Urban Agricultural Hot Spots 

Receiving the LACF Grant for my thesis research allowed me to conduct my research using methods chosen for overall effectiveness and not out of financial limitation. The LACF Grant will also assist with travel expenses associated with an upcoming national conference where I will present my research findings.



#114 / Heather Schibli / 2015 / Design for Landscape Scale rehabilitation within the Township of Uxbridge

The LACF award allowed me to present my research at the International Association of Landscape Ecology 9th Congress in Portland and the Latornell Conference in Ontario. I now work for Dougan and Associates; the firm I had hoped to work for while studying at the University of Guelph. I would not have been able to complete my degree if it weren't for the various generous organizations and government bodies that offer scholarship funding. With this generous gift, I was able to complete my degree, share what I have learned, and find a position with Dougan and Associates! Thank you.



#113 / Caroline Magar / 2015 / Plan de réaménagement  d’une Friche Urbaine en Parc Naturel /
Recipiendaire du prix FAPC Andre Schwabenbauer en 2014 
J'ai reçu deux bourses de la Fondation. La bourse d'études Andre Schwabenbauer 2014 m'a été décernée par le corps professoral de l'école d'architecture de paysage de l'université de Montréal et la Bourse de recherche m'a été décernée spécifiquement pour mon projet final de maitrise. Ces deux bourses ont été des leviers de motivation dans mon processus d'étude. Elles m'ont donné la reconnaissance des pairs de la discipline et la confiance pour compléter mon travail de fin d'étude avec conviction et excellence. Merci. 

#111 / Robert Corry / 2014 / Opportunities in Mis-aligned Grids: Enhancing sustainability of Farmlands through design Acri-Cultural Patters

LACF grants offer two critical values to recipients. The first is funding to get projects going. Only by generating knowledge within landscape architecture and for landscape architecture can our discipline better apply sound evidence for authentic solutions. The second is peer recognition of investigations and initiatives deemed relevant to landscape architects. Combining the two values means that research projects gain traction and demonstrate that they are of interest to landscape architecture in Canada. These projects have legacy value as they are referenced by subsequent research and practical ventures. They are a prospect for advancing knowledge and application in landscape architecture.



#110 / Steven Logan / 2014 / Humphrey Carver and the suburban Landscapes of Post War Canada

The LACF grant gave me the opportunity to spend the necessary time to explore the Humphrey Carver Archive at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. It was thanks to the grant that I was able to create a rich portrait of Carver's role in building Canada's suburbs, which will form a key chapter in my forthcoming book. 



#109 / Daniel Roehr / Drainscapes: Linking Landscape Research in the Public Imagination

The LACF grant support for funding the "DRainscape" you-tube movie has been incredibly helpful for two former MLA graduates from UBC and myself to learn about how to use short- films in communicating urgent environmental matters to a larger audience. The movie has since been posted on many governmental websites, nationally and internationally to increase awareness how to manage rainwater on private properties reducing flooding. 

Associate Professor
The Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design Program
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
The University of British Columbia
#108 / Jon Woodside + / SPROUT

Sprout is grateful for the support of the LACF and I do my best to highlight the important work that you do. LACF was absolutely critical for the development of our organization. Even a modest amount of funding was able to bring about an outsized impact on several community-based projects. Often funders with a focus in other disciplines may not grasp all the ways landscape architecture can effect change in a community so the LACF is irreplaceable for providing that focus on landscape that is so needed for engagement and innovation in the field.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to spread the word.



#106 / Chad Neufeld / 2014 / Exploring Back Country wilderness Design through the user experience in Chilliwak Lake Provincial Park  

The LACF Grant provided funding to cover the costs of running a detailed survey and interviews that informed my case study research project for my masters thesis. The funding that LACF provided allowed me to finish and defend my thesis project on time and within my set project budget.Thanks.  


before 2014 / avant 2014


#100 / Gladstone Grow Op: Exploring Landscape + Place

Grow Op is a four-day event that took place in April, 2013 at the Gladstone Hotel. The show celebrated innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place across a broad range of creative practices. Grow Op facilitates a cross-disciplinary forum for landscape, garden design, art and place making within the vibrant setting of Toronto’s West Queen West neighborhood.
      Funding received from the LACF to design and produce a print and online version of the Grow Op 2013 show catalogue provided wide reaching promotion and communication benefits. For the designers and artists involved in Grow Op2013, the catalogue is a documentation of their work in text and images and the opportunity to share their ideas. Through LACF's Canada-wide network, landscape architects across the county and others who were unable to visit the show in person can still be inspired by the each of the show participants' unique boundary pushing responses to the question: "What is a designed landscape?"
Please click on this link for more details about Grow Op and to find the Grow Op2013 show catalogue.
Victoria Taylor, CSLA


#91 / Ecosystem Services, Natural Capital & Nature’s Benefits in the Urban Region

The funding that we received from Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) for Ecosystem Services, Natural Capital & Nature’s Benefits in the Urban Region was critical to this project being undertaken and completed. It is unlikely that another organization would have understood the relevance of our proposed research to sustainable cities and to members of our profession. We were able to use the LACF grant as seed money to secure additional funds from the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., thereby increasing the scope of the final document.  
Ecosystem Services, Natural Capital & Nature’s Benefits In the Urban Region Information for Professionals & Citizens has been published on the BCSLA website. It can be accessed at   Patrick Mooney, Associate Professor,UBC Landscape Architecture Program



#89 / Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space

The LACF has been most generous with several of my projects, both as a student and most recently as a professor, for the publication of Operative Landscapes: Building Communities Through Public Space (available through Amazon_ ). The book follows the workflow sequence of open space projects, through various types of intervention: from master planning to guerilla gardening and from land reclamation to building in existing fabric. Canadian case studies are situated among global examples, which accompany the introductory essays. The emphasis is on strategies of interaction between landscape projects, building development and urban planning, resulting in neighbourhoods and city quarters that offer a higher quality of life. This publication would not have been realized, if not for the generous grant from the LACF. The publication remains a testament to the LACF’s commitment to support dialogue and dissemination of landscape architectural ideals.
Alissa North, Associate Professor University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design,



#98 / Sonic Sculpture Research and #84 HARMONY SQUARE

"The LACF provided 'seed funding' and significant credibility by giving the nod to my 'sound landscape architecture' research. Although I have other national and institutional funders, it is the LACF's contribution that helps advance and put my work in front of the right professionals, builders and city planners." 
Don Hill, broadcaster and writer




Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation supported the addition of 20 CSLA award-winning open spaces in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal to elementsdb (  We selected projects that represented: small public spaces, neighbourhood parks, community parks and centers, waterfronts, urban plazas, and natural areas. LACF support enabled my research group to hire two students over the summer to learn our protocols for case documentation, help select cases to document and complete documentation for elementsdb. The students conducted field visits to all cases, found background information, collected drawings from designers, created Sketch-up models and measured each case.  As a free, public on-line resource, elementsdb highlights these award-winning public spaces, the landscape architects who designed them, and the crucial role played by well-designed public spaces in sustainable urban development.
Cynthia Girling, Professor, UBC Landscape Architecture Program


#87 / Nunavet Congress 2011 – Video recordings of Congress

Thank you very much for the support of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation during the annual congress in July 2011. The conference was a resounding success, as evidenced by the comments and letters that have been sent to the Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects.
NuALA recorded over 75 hours of video during the congress, including all keynote and speaker sessions. Through a partnership with the University of Guelph Library, Centre for Canadian Landscape Architecture archives, the recordings collected during the congress will become part of the permanent collection and will be available online for public viewing. 
Our project has set up a protocol that makes future archiving of congress presentations easy and replicable for other component associations. The accompanying report will be provided to the CSLA to include in a congress handbook currently being developed, to ensure that archiving of these important events will become a legacy of congress and the LACF grant. 
Chris Grosset, NUALA, CSLA, Chair 2011 CSLA Congress Committee




I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the André Schwabenbauer Scholarship. As a former Alberta resident from Athabasca, it means a lot to receive this award in memory of André Schwabenbauer, who was an influential Landscape Architect in my home province. This award is especially humbling for me because my grandmother passed away from cancer at the young age of 48 when I was only seven years old. The significance of receiving a memorial award that honors an exemplary person who courageously fought cancer is profound for me. I am inspired by André Schwabenbauer’s dedication to Landscape Architecture in the face of personal challenges and this award is a reminder to me to stay strong and committed to the positive contributions Landscape Architecture can make to society. I hope to be able to make meaningful contributions to the Landscape Architecture profession in the future and particularly within Alberta. I also hope someday to help other students who are passionate about finding solutions to the challenging problems. 
Michele Campbell , MLA student, University of British Columbia.