Canada's new vice-regal, Julie Payette, has announced that a respected Vancouver landscape architect is among the top three Order of Canada recipients in her first round of appointments.
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, LMBCSLA, FCSLA, FASLA has been named a companion of the order, which is the highest rank. Companion (C.C.) Order of Canada, Companion recognizes national pre-eminence or international service or achievement. Oberlander was one of four recipients to be recognized with this honour.
Oberlander, was a pioneer in devising green architectural designs, at times in collaboration with celebrated architects such as Arthur Erickson and Moshe Safdie. She won the 2013 Mayor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2014 she received the Interior Designers of Canada/International Interior Design Association Leadership Award of Excellence. Read more here!