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Rendering of transformed infrastructure corridor in Winnipeg.

Master of Landscape Architecture Students Awarded National Recognitions

April 1, 2024 — 

Master of Landscape Architecture students Aaron Bomback and Tasnim Ferdous were recently recognized by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation for their design and research. Aaron was named the CSLA Student Award of Excellence recipient for his thesis work “Neglected Landscapes: A transformative future for Winnipeg’s infrastructure corridors”, and Tasnim was awarded a LACF Research Grant for her project titled “Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilient Shorelines”.


Rendering of transformed infrastructure corridor in Winnipeg.

Rendering of transformed infrastructure corridor. Credit: Aaron Bomback

Aaron Bomback | Neglected Landscapes: A transformative future for Winnipeg’s infrastructure corridors

The CSLA Student Award of excellence is intended to recognize and promote excellence in the profession’s educational institutions and recognize excellence in work by students in CSLA’s LAAC-accredited programs. Aaron Bomback was selected as a recipient of this award for his 2022 thesis work which explores creating an ecological network in Winnipeg’s infrastructure corridors. According to the CSLA jury, the project was a robust take on a difficult subject which combined beautiful drawings with a rigorous research framework and analysis:


This is an important topic which is easily overlooked and can be difficult to tackle. Aaron Bomback has addressed it in a comprehensive, professional manner, with solid research underpinnings, and provided the practice with a guidebook to enhance biodiversity and achieve our climate objectives by transforming infrastructure corridors.


Aaron’s full thesis is available here.


Graphic map of Dhaka and the Bay of Bengal.

Region of study (Dhaka, Bay of Bengal). Credit: Tasnim Ferdous

Tasnim Ferdous | Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilient Shorelines

Each year, the LACF awards both professionals and students in landscape architecture grants to pursue research and scholarship that cover a broad range of topics important to the profession This year, 6 professional awards and 2 student awards were approved by the jury, which was composed of six individuals from public, private and academic practices from across Canada. Tasnim Ferdous was selected as one of the student grant recipients.


This research reviews NbS to address the effects of climate change in Southeast Asia. It will address mitigation from a landscape architecture perspective, emphasizing the pivotal role of community engagement in promoting sustainable development. By shedding light on the diverse NbS practices in the region, the research aims to uncover their potential as versatile landscape design tools, transcending regional confines. It seeks to contribute valuable insights to the global discourse on sustainable design, underlining the transferability and applicability of Southeast Asian NbS approaches, and inspiring and informing design practices on a global scale.

– Project description, Tasnim Ferdous


To learn more about Tasnim’s work and the LACF Research Grant Program, visit the LACF website.


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