The CSLA editorial board recently invited our President + CEO, Doug Olson, to act as guest editor for the Spring issue of LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES: big large. Doug assembled an eclectic group of professionals to share their insights on the importance of scale from varying perspectives and regions.Read More
High River is recovering from the 2013 flood and its new walkable downtown has transformed the community. Woonerfs, new plantings, and comfortable places to hang out have set the stage for a vibrant space full of buskers and farmers market vendors.
Mayor Craig Snodgrass says that at first he was skeptical, but since then, he's done a complete 180. "You can do it, and I don’t care if you’re High River, Calgary, or Cayley, Alberta. You can do it—and it’s the right thing to do.”
Read about High River's downtown revitalization and how O2's work made a big difference to the town in this Calgary Metro article. More information can also be found on the project page of our website.
Photo by Jeremy Klaszus/Metro.Read More
Calgarians living, working and playing downtown can once again enjoy the green space above Fire Station 1 with the re-opening of the Rooftop Plaza.
Having green rooftops and plazas, said Coun. Druh Farrell, is an important part of a vibrant and environmentally friendly downtown.
"We have hundreds and hundreds of orphaned spaces throughout our downtown, and if we just saw opportunities like this one and transformed them, we’d be the best city in the world."
Photo by Evelyne Asselin/CBC.Read More
Senior Landscape Architect, Matt Williams, says the surf dock element of the project will include “developing an area to allow people to get to the wave safely, terraces to protect the shore from spectators and stop them eroding the riverside and trees for shade to encourage people to use those designated areas.”Read More
West Eau Claire Park + Public Realm was awarded with this year's Mayor's Urban Design Award in the Great City, Great Design category. The client group includes The City of Calgary: Centre City and Parks, in collaboration with Transportation Planning, Water Resources, Recreation and Public Art...Read More