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University of Guelph
SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
BACHELOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
LARC 3060 | BLA REHABILITATION STUDIO
Le'Ann Whitehouse Seely, Sessional Instructor of Landscape Architecture
Ms Seely is a full member of the OALA. She is a sessional instructor at the University of Guelph, and has lectured at Guelph and the University of Toronto regarding professional practice in Landscape Architecture. Le’Ann is recognized as an expert on becoming licensed in the profession of Landscape Architecture and is a recipient of the CSLA National Award in Communications on how to successfully complete licensure exams. She has managed numerous award-winning projects in Landscape Architecture and urban design; received the ASLA’s Excellence in Landscape Architecture Honour and the David Erb Memorial Award from the OALA; and recognized as a University of Guelph Notable Graduate in 2015.
Kendall Flower, Sessional Instructor of Landscape Architecture
Ms Flower is the owner and principal at Kendall Flower Landscape Architecture (KFLA), current Vice President of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and a sessional instructor for the LARC 3060, third-year design studio course. With ten + years of applied experience, a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Masters in Planning, Kendall's work in landscape architecture contributes to ecological and watershed planning perspectives for sustainable projects across Ontario.
The Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) Student Design Competition provides the framework for this assignment. This competition is sponsored by The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation (TOARC) and administered by OSSGA. Students work in groups of 3, generating 3 panels per group for the competition.
The Student Design Competition is held every year. The competition challenges Ontario university and college students to apply their design skills to an Ontario aggregate extraction site to create a rehabilitation design that maximizes the opportunities that the site will offer. The Student Design Competition recognizes the most innovative and impressive designs for the rehabilitation of a former pit or quarry. This year, students were challenged to create site plans for CBM Aggregates’ Ayr Pit in the Township of North Dumfries, ON.
Winners are awarded monetary prizes and winning entries are displayed at OSSGA's Annual Conference. For the 2019 competition, University of Guelph BLA students won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes along with an honourable mention.