It is our pleasure to congratulate Caroline Magar from the University of Montreal on receiving the André Schwabenbauer Scholarship for 2014.

According to faculty members at the University, Ms. Magar has demonstrated an aptitude for engaging in the critical thought process required for a full understanding of the design issues relevant to a given situation. Likewise, she has demonstrated a great capacity for exploring and developing interesting solutions that bridge working hypotheses and the concept development process. This high-level creative ability has allowed her to present original conceptual approaches that lead to novel projects strongly grounded in reality. 

The André Schwabenbauer Scholarship and endowment fund were created under the auspices of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) in memory of the late André Schwabenbauer, a past president of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. This annual scholarship is aimed at recognizing and promoting excellence in design by a student who has done distinguished work in the final year of a recognized undergraduate landscape architecture program at a Canadian university.

On December 10, 2014, LACF Board Member, Wendy Graham, FCSLA, AAPQ, presented a $1000 grant to Ms. Magar during a reception at the School of Landscape Architecture attended by friends, fellow students and faculty members. In thanking the LACF, Ms. Magar expressed her deep commitment and passion for Montreal and landscape architecture.

LACF is able to make this award annually as a result of the generous donations of CSLA members, component associations, and the family and friends of Andre Schwabenbauer. 

The Foundation has set a goal of making a $1000 scholarship available to each of Canada’s professional programs each year – a total of $6000 per year.  To help us reach this goal, considering donating to the Schwabenbauer Scholarship .  You can donate online or contact info@lacf.ca for more information.