From James Bligh:
… did you hear about Cornelia Oberlander’s award? I think it would be a shame not to share this considering what influence Cornelia has had on some of our country’s most profound places. She is quite frankly a national treasure and it’s wonderful to see her receive recognition.
From archdaily:
From UBC, which administers the award:

This award recognizes Cornelia as one of the world’s leading landscape architects who, over the past 60 years, has collaborated with internationally acclaimed architects on a wide range of projects around the world. She devoted her early professional years to designing landscapes for low-cost housing projects and playgrounds throughout Canada. She has also designed the iconic landscapes of the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Robson Square in Vancouver and Ottawa’s National Gallery.


  1. One of the things I remember most about Cornelia is the support she gave Peter during the years he was with us. During his time as ‘secretary’ to the Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, she accompanied him on virtually all of his trips across the nation and abroad, and Peter always insisted she be there – both in separable from the other, and she quietly applying her craft to some remarkable landscaping projects. She certainly deserves her current place in the limelight.

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