The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced a new award for landscape architects whose lifetime contributions have made a lasting impression.

The Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) will begin the inaugural nomination procession next year, with the first award given out in 2016 and then every two years afterward. The award will be the highest honour distributed by CSLA, and its creation this year coincides with the organization’s 80th anniversary.

“The GGMLA will highlight the long history of landscape architects’ role in shaping, preserving, and protecting the Canadian landscape through a collaborative, design-based approach,” said Peter Briggs, CSLA president. “Canadian landscape architects have made, and will continue to make, significant contributions to the quality of life in Canada and the world.”

Nominations can be made by CSLA members, organizations, or allied professional organizations. Click here for more information.