Landscape architecture students got their hands dirty at the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) Student Design Competition, winning four of the top five prizes. As part of the competition, student teams were asked to prepare three panels that demonstrate existing site conditions, progressive rehabilitation and final rehabilitation of a given site. Students in a third-year design studio began working on the project last fall with guidance from Prof. Karen Landman, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, and instructor Shirley Hall.
This year’s site was the LaFarge Canada Guelph Plant, located west of the City of Guelph. A jury from the OSSGA Community Relations and Rehabilitation Committee reviewed the submissions and awarded cash prizes to the top teams. The prizes were awarded on Feb. 17 at the annual OSSGA general meeting, which was attended by Linda Jeffrey, Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources.