Announcing the 2020 Grant Awards


1 / LACF's 2020 Annual Grant Awards feature eight outstanding projects that lead us towards a better future. 2 / Morgan's Garden wins award. 3 / Our 2019 scholars: who they are and what they think. 4 / Recognizing our 2020 roster of extraordinary LACF Sponsors and donors.  5 / The LACF Board wishes a happy, creative, healthy and prosperous year ahead to all our members and friends!

photo credit above: Bridge in Gablenz, Germany, Photo by Martin Damboldt from Pexels/ Project # 159

1 /  Announcing LACF's Annual 2020 Grant Award winners

“LACF is proud to announce the eight grant recipients for 2020.  Each project exemplifies the Canadian Landscape Charter.  The proposals exemplify the expanding role landscape architects play in providing social, cultural, ecological, economic and health benefits to society”, said LACF President, Vincent Asselin, FCSLA. “The recipients are required to share the results of their work, thus multiplying the grants’ impact”. The grants for 2020 cover a range of topics and tackle issues important to all landscape architecture.  Go to our 2020 Grants Portfolio for a full description of the 2020 awards.  Keep on reading for a summary below. 

Annual grant proposals are adjudicated and awarded by a National Jury composed of six individuals from public, private and academic practices areas, representing the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie, British Columbia regions and Canada’s north.  The Board of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation extends its congratulations to the many individuals and component associations, who through their annual donations, make these grants possible.

Collage of 2020 Grants_ 8 projects that go beyond the limits of everyday inquiry.  Visit the 2020 Grant Portfolio page for photo credits.

Professional Grants 

P1 / # 162  Women Landscape Architects in Manitoba : Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Research Project,  Principal Author:  Marieke Gruwel / Grant: $4,000, recipient of the Gunter Schoch Bursary

P2 / # 161  Mapping Toronto: Engaging Indigenous Knowledge, Principal investigators: Jane Wolff and Jennifer Wemigwans / Grant:  $9,000

P3  /  # 160  THE ESSENCE OF TIME - A Speculative Reflection on Landscape Architecture,  Jean Landry, AAPQ-FCSLA, MBA / Grant : $5,000

P4  /  # 159  Nature, self, and being in the world:  Revealing a flourishing ethics in landscape architecture through poignant landscape experiences,
Van Thi Diep, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University / Grant: $7,000, recipient of the Donald Graham Communications Bursary

P5  / #158  Native Plant Mixtures for Atlantic Canada Green Roofs,  Jeremy Lundholm, Saint Mary's University / Grant:  $6,500

P6  /  #157  Enhancing biodiversity, growing stewardship: Learning from community-embedded micro-initiatives in Canadian cities, Park People _ Amis des Parc / Grant: $ 6,500

Student Grants 

S1 /  #156  Navigating Loss and Damage: creating space for ecological grief in the participa-tory climate adaptation planning process, Quinn Howard, MLA candidate, University de Guelph  / Grant : 2000 $

S2 / # 155  Chignecto Isthmus:  High Tide, Low Land and Future Prospects,  Avery Clarke, MLA candidate, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto / Grant: $2,500


GRANT PORTFOLIO  > Read more in our  2020 Grant PORTFOLIO 

View or download > pdf PRESS RELEASE 

For information contact > Faye Langmaid, FCSLA, MCIP, Chair of the Annual Grants Program 


2 / Did you hear about Morgan's Garden?

Virginia Burt Designs won an Ohio Chapter ASLA Honors award in Communication and Research for the project Morgan’s Garden.  Virginia Burt and student Emily Thorpe did an extensive literature review on therapeutic gardens and designing for autism spectrum disorder to develop a garden masterplan at the Monarch Center for Adults with Autism day program!  Emily’s work was supported in part by a 2019 student grant from LACF.  Congratulations!  LACF is proud to learn when our seed-funded projects are recognized. Read more about this project  # 147 in our Portfolio Archives

LACF regularly updates our Portfolio Archives with information received from our Grant Recipients. In 2020, we will be keeping you informed when we receive updates about past and present grants. 

2019 Scholars

3 / Meet our 2019 Scholars

Our 2019 Scholars are worth getting to know.  Go to the Scholars page to meet these rising stars and see why they received the scholarship they did and what they have to say about it. 

4 / Recognizing our 2020 Sponsors and our Donors!

LACF Sponsors are the principal source of funds for LACF core programs in research, communication and scholarship.  In 2020, we welcome back some old friends as Sponsors and introduce some new ones as well.   Without the generous support from Sponsors and the many donations from individuals, organizations, firms and the industry, we wouldn't be where we are today. Thank you to each and every one of you.  

Take the time to meet our 2020 LACF Sponsors and if you made a donation in 2019, your name is on the Donors List of 2020 Supporters. Take a look!