Livewire Calgary: All Canadian design team announced for new Olympic Plaza, Calgary

An all-Canadian design team of award-winning, internationally-recognized firms gh3, CCxA, and Belleville Placemaking were announced on Nov. 9, marking the next phase of work on the new Olympic Plaza.

CSLA:The Ring is Awarded the Jury’s Award of Excellence and a National Award by the 2023 CSLA Awards of Excellence’s Jury

“The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the recipients of the 2023 Awards of Excellence. This year, 15 projects received a national award. The Ring by CCxA is Awarded the Jury’s Award of Excellence, which is given to one project annually which best demonstrates the CSLA’s vision – of advancing the art, science, and practice of landscape architecture.”

Photo : David Boyer

Claude Cormier + Associés becomes CCxA

Following last spring’s announcement of an expanded leadership team at Claude Cormier + Associés, the firm continues its evolution and now becomes CCxA. The evolution from “+” to “x” marks a new milestone in the trajectory of the firm and reflects not only the multiplied efforts of an experienced team, but also reinforces a practice of hybrids between design and art, nature and artifice, real and surreal. CCxA is also expanding into new hybrids of practice and collaboration, multiplying talents and insights towards new experiences and emerging solutions in the complex public landscape.

« We are so thrilled and humbled as co-presidents to carry the torch and lead the legacy firm of Claude Cormier et Associés into its next iteration as CCxA.  Our field is at the heart of emerging issues and challenges that were off the radar when the firm was founded over twenty-five years ago, and we aspire to be leaders in responding with sensitivity and intelligence, while also staying true to our roots by perpetuating a care for beauty, meaning, and joy in the public realm. » – Sophie Beaudoin and Marc Hallé

Daily Hive : It’s lit: Montreal’s gigantic “Ring” installation has been illuminated for good

“Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., the Montreal-based property management firm, announced in August that “The Ring” will get its “finishing touches” on September 14 at a celebration for PVM’s 60th anniversary to highlight the “timelessness of a landmark building in downtown.”

And celebrate it did. Besides illuminating “The Ring” with diffused light, the mid-week event had live music, dancers, and hundreds of guests.”

Photo : Jean-François Savaria

La Presse : The giant Ring installed Downtown Montreal

“Two days after its official inauguration, the giant ring, some 30 metres in diameter, was installed on Saturday in the heart of downtown Montreal, on the Place Ville Marie Esplanade. About thirty workers were busy with this delicate task.”

Photo : Jean-François Savaria

Claude Cormier et Associés announces new leadership team

Claude Cormier et Associés, a leading landscape architecture firm in Canada, is proud to announce the appointment of a new leadership team comprising the four partners as well as the firm’s founder.

Sophie Beaudoin and Marc Hallé, who have led many of the firm’s signature projects and have been partners for over 10 years, will serve as co-presidents. Guillaume Paradis, through his role as Studio Director of Technique, is the guardian of quality and precision through the development, execution and delivery of projects for the firm. Yannick Roberge carries his mission as the Studio Director of Design with a particular responsibility for the coherence and design quality of the firm’s projects, upholding the unique signature of Claude Cormier et Associés. Claude Cormier continues to participate as founding partner, acting as creative advisor to the critical design orientations of the practice.

Together – and with the entire team – they are committed to continuing the unique and internationally recognized vision that the firm has developed over the past 30 years in the creation of meaningful urban spaces. Claude Cormier et Associés has an innovative approach and a singular spirit; a specific touch marked by humor, hope, beauty, optimism, commitment and rigor.

“It is with great pride that I pass the torch to my partners, with whom I have worked to develop a unique expertise in Canada. This kind of continuity is the dream of every entrepreneur!” – Claude Cormier

Photo: Annie Éthier
From left to right: Claude Cormier, Marc Hallé, Guillaume Paradis, Yannick Roberge, Sophie Beaudoin

Edmonton Journal: Designs for Downtown Edmonton’s new Warehouse Park released for public feedback

Edmontonians are getting a first look at what the long-awaited downtown Warehouse Park may look like as the city released designs for public feedback on Monday.

Toronto Star: Giant 23,000-kilogram steel ring to be installed in Montreal as public art

A giant steel ring weighing more than 23,000 kilograms will soon loom over downtown Montreal — all in the name of art. Real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge said Tuesday the 30-metre-tall ring will be installed later this year at its Place Ville Marie property in the heart of downtown. The company says the ring, designed by landscape architecture firm Claude Cormier et Associés, will be suspended between two buildings and lit up at night.

Rendering : Claude Cormier et Associés à partir d’un rendu par Sid Lee Architecture / Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes / Ivanhoé Cambridge

The CSLA College of Fellows will Induct Marc Hallé into the 2022 Class of Fellows 

The CSLA College of Fellows will welcome five new members during the Investiture Ceremony to be held May 12, 2022 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession.

Photo: Annie Éthier


“Claude Cormier tells Tomos Lewis about the evolution of his practice and explains how to reconcile design ideas with entrepreneurship in public-space commissions.”

gh3*, CC+A, AECOM, Twenty/20 et Ombrages will design the new Edmonton Warhouse Park

The Team made-up of gh3*, CC+A, AECOM, Twenty/20 and Ombrages has been selected to design the new Warehouse Park, located in the Warehouse District of downtown Edmonton.  Planned to open in 2025, this new inclusive and multi-use oasis will transform existing parking into 1.47 hectares of new park space, to refresh, socialize and celebrate in the heart of the city.

Serious Fun, The Landscapes of Claude Cormier is published

Serious Fun, The Landscapes of Claude Cormier – the first book exclusively dedicated to the landscapes of Claude Cormier et Associés – written by Marc Treib and Susan Herrington and published at Oro editions is now available for purchase!

Photo: Oro editions

Daniels Faculty announces Claude Cormier Award in Landscape Architecture

Claude Cormier, celebrated Canadian landscape architect and designer and founding principal of Claude Cormier et Associés has made a $500,000 commitment to his alma mater, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto to support remarkable Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA) students, and to bolster recognition for the importance of the landscape architecture profession.”

Photo: Industryous Photography

CHICAGO YIMBY: Landscaping At Cascade Park Wraps In Lakeshore East (Chicago)

Work on the new 0.8-acre Cascade Park is wrapping up as part of Lendlease and Magellan Development Group‘s Cirrus & Cascade masterplan in Lakeshore East. While the park is to be privately owned and maintained, it will be open to both residents and the public. The park slopes downward from west to east, connecting the elevated N Harbor Drive to the lower lakefront level.

Rendering: Lendlease, Magellan Development Group, bKL Architecture, Claude Cormier + Associés

GlobeNewswire: Claude Cormier has been elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 35 members as ASLA Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large.

Photo: Annie Éthier

Montreal Gazette : Portait of Claude Cormier

Q&A: Landscape architect Claude Cormier talks agronomy and fun

Photo : Jean-François Savaria

[Video] MA tv : Quartier de l’innovation – Épisode 6 « Identité patrimoniale et développement immobilier » avec Claude Cormier

How can places, history and context inspire us in architecture? How can citizens’ input and history influence the development of relevant and heritage-friendly creative projects in the city? Claude Cormier is interviewed on MA tv by Damien Silès, executive director of the Quartier de l’Innovation de Montréal to discuss these issues.

CC+A to Design Leslie Slip Lookout Park in Toronto

Claude Cormier et Associés won the design competition for a new park at Leslie Slip Lookout, in Toronto’s Port Lands. Located on the Martin Goodman Trail at the entrance to Tommy Thompson Park, the park will include a public beach, distinguished by forested dunes that will create a new multi-use community destination in Toronto’s east end.

Rendering: Claude Cormier et Associés

Claude Cormier et Associés (CC + A) is pleased to announce the promotion of two new associates to its team.

Ten years ago, Sophie Beaudoin and Marc Hallé became the first associates to be promoted in Claude Cormier’s team of landscape architects. This decision expanded the studio’s leadership and advanced the firm’s strengths and signature going into the future.

Today, in the same spirit, a second generation of appointments has been announced for two new associates – Guillaume Paradis and Yannick Roberge, who are being elevated to also participate in leading the studio into the future. As key members of the CC + A team for ten years, Guillaume and Yannick have both made significant contributions to the development and success of the firm.

Guillaume Paradis stands out for his technical agility and leadership through collaborative strategies that enrich the practice. His professionalism and tenacity have been attested through the delivery of projects of the highest calibre. Appointed three years ago as the Studio Chief of Technique, Guillaume is a steadfast and consistent quardian of quality and precision through the development, execution and delivery of projects for the firm.

Yannick Roberge brings an astute sensitivity for concept and design, guiding the team through creative detailing and an integrated vision that upholds artistic direction and conceptual coherence for the firm’s projects. Yannick was appointed as the Studio Chief of Design three years ago, anchoring his role to assist with upholding the signature of Claude Cormier et Associés through design solutions that are creative, intelligent, and whimsical.

Photos: Annie Éthier

The CSLA College of Fellows will Induct Sophie Beaudoin into the 2020 Class of Fellows 

The CSLA College of Fellows will welcome six new members during the CSLA Congress to be held May 27-29, 2021, in Ottawa, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the profession over an extended period of time.

Photo : Annie Éthier

Kollectif : Square Dorchester north portion receives a CSLA Award of Excellence. 

Square Dorchester north portion project have been awarded with a National Award, Small-Scale Landscapes category – Awards of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.

Photo : Jean-François Savaria

CSLA, CIP, and RAIC Announce Winners of 2020 National Urban Design Awards

Berczy Park, Toronto and 18 Shades of Gay, Montreal, receive CSLA, CIP, and RAIC’s National Urban Design awards in Cvic design and Urban Fragments categories.

Photos: Industryous Photography and

Kollectif: Bienvenue chez…Claude Cormier!

To conclude the sophomore season of the web series Bienvenue Chez…, Kollectif visited the home of Claude Cormier.

Good viewing!

2019 CSLA Excellence Awards:
Breakwater Park, Kingston, Ontario, wins a CSLA National Award for medium-scale public landscapes

Breakwater Park is a promise for a magically immersive encounter with Lake Ontario. The project, for which construction began in 2012, developed in 3 parts: the revitalization of an existing park, a redesign of shoreline infrastructure, and an expansion into a neighbouring terrain vague with a derelict post-industrial dock transformed into Canada’s first deep water urban swimming pier.

Since its Summer 2018 inauguration, the increasing number of parkgoers has been an unmistakable testament to the project’s popularity and its contribution to Kingston’s urban life. This appropriation by the public concretizes our deepest wish as creators.

We warmly thank our collaborators:

Coldwater Consulting – Shoreline Engineering
WSP Canada Inc – Electrical, Structural, and Mechanical Engineering, Contract Administration
Harbourside Engineering Consultants – Seawall Engineering
Shoalts and Zabeck Architects Ltd. – Accessible Swimming Feature
BHE Ltd – General Contractor

Designline’s 2019 Designer of the Year Awards:
Berczy Park wins Best Public Space in Toronto


For the 2019 edition of the Designer of the Year Awards, Designlines, Toronto’s Guide to Design, names Berczy Park Best Public Space in Toronto.


[Video] “Serious Fun” lecture with Claude Cormier, Michael Hough / OALA Visiting Critic

Claude Cormier is the 2017/2018 Michael Hough / OALA visiting critic and presented a public lecture entitled “Serious Fun” at The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Photo : Michael McClelland

CANADIAN ARCHITECT: CSLA Awards of Excellence announced

Berczy Park, Toronto, receives a National Award in the Small-scale public landscapes designed by Landscape Architect category from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

Photo: Industryous Photography


Berczy Park and National Holocaust Monument regognized by les Grands prix du design 2018

Berczy Park, Toronto, got the Prix Architecture de paysage et aménagement public and the National Holocaust Monument, Ottawa, is awarded with the Prix Multidisciplinarité

Photos : Industryous Photography, Doublespace Photography

L'architecte paysagiste Claude Cormier dans nos studios

Les grands entretiens de Radio Canada:
Marie-France Bazzo rencontre Claude Cormier


Photo : Radio-Canada / Pascal Michaud

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KOLLECTIF: Claude Cormier honoré par l’Université de Montréal

L’Université de Montréal salue la carrière exceptionnelle de Claude Cormier.


Claude Cormier inducted as new member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

Landscape architects Peter Jacobs and Claude Cormier were inducted as new members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. An honorary organization of over 790 established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. 

L’architecte paysagiste Claude Cormier a été reçu comme nouveau membre de l’Académie Royale des Arts du Canada. Fondée en 1880, l’Académie royale des arts du Canada est une organisation honorifique qui regroupe près de 800 artistes et designers professionnels établis dans toutes les régions du Canada.