Old-grown trees provide shade, store carbon and memories. The Department of Landscape Architecture celebrated its 50th Anniversary with events throughout the 2022/23 academic year. A tree planting on May 30th in remembrance of 50 years of learning and teaching landscape architecture in Manitoba and of Alexander Rattray, founder and first head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, was the final event of the half-of-a-century celebrations. This horticultural initiative by Dietmar Straub was intended to be a humble but long-lasting contribution to the Fort Garry Campus tree canopy and people’s memory.
From September 2022 to April 2023, Master of Architecture student Dallin Chicoine worked with the Government of Nunavut as a Facility Planner. This is the second time a Faculty of Architecture student earned a work term placement with Nunavut’s Capital Projects Division through the Cooperative Education program. (See “Appreciating the North” Sept. 2017). Having completed a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in Spring 2022, this Co-op work term helped Dallin launch his graduate studies with real world experience in a remarkable setting, while gaining technical, environmental and cultural skills crucial to a future design career.
Michael Fitzpatrick wins first prize and Brock Dueck wins a merit award under the competition hosted by LYCEUM this year, Old Town Mall - Reimagined. As the final project of their Environmental Design, Landscape and Urbanism studio, Emergent Futures, they worked with professor Marcella Eaton to respond to the design challenge of reimagining Old Town Mall in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.