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

Lakeshore East – Cascade Park, Chicago, will be open on summer 2021!

“Located adjacent to a new park, Cirrus and Cascade are two of three high-rises planned for a prominent parcel in the Lakeshore East neighborhood. (…) Cirrus and Cascade are connected to the lakefront and Chicago Riverwalk by Cascade Park, a 0.8-acre landscaped expanse of greenery designed by landscape architect Claude Cormier + Associés, which is opening ahead of schedule this summer.”

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

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.

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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.