Landscape Architects Receive LACF Grants

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Five of eight Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) grants for 2014 were awarded to individuals and groups connected to bachelor and master of landscape architecture programs at the University of Guelph, as follows:

  • Prof. Rob Corry, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, $5,000, improving sustainability of farmland;
  • MLA student Mark Affum, $2,000, Canadian landscape modernism;
  • Chad Neufeld, master’s student, $275, access to back-country wilderness;
  • Kathleen Corey, MLA student, $1,500, pop-up parks and parklets in Vancouver; and
  • BLA alumni Jon Woodside, Jeffrey Beeton, Victoria Bell and Adrienne Hall, $1,000, Sprout, a community engagement and mentorship program in design and development of public spaces.

Landscape architecture professor Cecelia Paine, LACF president, said: “From farmland sustainability to urban pop-up parks, LACF is proud to support these projects that reflect the expanding role landscapes play in providing social, cultural, ecological and economic benefits to society,”