Friday, 19 June 2020 19:00
Estonian Life No. 24 2020
Ottawa – June 17, 2020 - The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is pleased to announce that Eha Naylor will receive the CSLA President’s Award and Chris Phillips will receive the CSLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The CSLA Recognition Awards honour the work and commitment of Canadians to the profession of landscape architecture. The awards will be given at the CSLA Gala to be held during the 2021 CSLA Congress in Ottawa, Ontario.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded annually to a member of the CSLA whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of the public and on the environment.
Eha Naylor (Eha Kuutan) OALA, FCSLA. MBA. is an honours graduate from the University of Toronto School of Architecture, Landscape and Design. She is a partner and Practice Lead with Dillon Consulting that has offices across Canada. In her 40 year career she has established herself as one of Canadas finest and most highly respected practitioners. In addition to her remarkable professional skills, Eha has been a tireless advocate for the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) and the Canadian Landscape Architecture Foundation where she sits on the Board of Directors. She is also the Chair of a key OALA steering committee that is tasked with achieving Practice Act status for Landscape Architecture in Ontario. Glenn O’connor, President of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, is honoured to recognise Eha with this important award.
“Eha Naylor, who is both a landscape architect and a planner, is enjoying a remarkable career with significant contributions to the profession that bridge planning and ecological design fields.Her skills include the integration of sustainable design measures and climate change adaptation as components of large infrastructure projects. In addition to her impressive career path, Eha has distinguished herself as an ardent advocate for the profession, Chairing the OALA Practice Legislation Committee, among others. She is truly a remarkable professional and a shining example of how landscape architects impact our communities in a profound way.” - Glenn A. O’Connor, OALA, FCSLA, ASLA
The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is a professional organization with landscape architect members, associate (or intern) members, and student of landscape architecture members. As the voice of the profession in Canada, the CSLA is an advocate for its members on issues such as urban design, urban renewal, sustainable development, climate change, and cultural heritage.
Eha Naylor earned her landscape architecture degree in 1980 from the University of Toronto and completed an MBA in 1989 from York University’s Schulich School of Business. She was the President of Envision the Hough Group until 2009 and became a leader in Dillon Consulting Limited’s national landscape architecture and community planning practice for the last 10 years of her 40-year career.
She has earned numerous awards recognizing her expertise in environmental and site design for both public and private sectors. In 2015, she was selected for the OALA Pinnacle Award for lifetime professional excellence. She’s known for finding solutions to complex, multidisciplinary planning and design assignments. Her skills include the integration of sustainable design measures and climate change adaptation as components of large infrastructure projects. She has practiced sustainable design and has expertise in climate change vulnerability assessment including work for the Parliamentary Precinct Branch on the federal lands in Ottawa and for climate change action plans in several municipalities.
Her skills include public engagement and facilitation to find consensus around complex environmental issues. She has taught and lectured on environmentally-based planning and sustainable community design at a number of universities. She is a full member of several professional associations including the Canadian Institute of Planners, Ontario Professional Planners, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Lambda Alpha and the Urban Land Institute.
Eha has served on many professional committees and has also appeared as an environmental planning expert witness at hearings. Since 2004 has been a member of the University of Toronto Faculty Council for the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Eha served for eleven years on the federal government’s National Capital Commission Advisory Committee for Planning, Design and Realty including three as the Chair. As the Chair of the OALA Practice Legislation Committee, she continues to advocate for landscape architects at all levels of government.