Jane Wolff awarded 2022 Margolese Prize
VANCOUVER: The League congratulates Jane Wolff, landscape designer, scholar, activist, and educator, on being awarded the 2022 Margolese National Design for Living Prize, awarded by the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (UBC SALA).
“Jane Wolff is a pioneer in the advancement of landscape literacy, an emerging subcategory of landscape architecture. A landscape designer, scholar, activist, and educator, she designs playful tools that encourage people to understand and participate in the future of landscapes that surround them – capabilities urgently needed in a rapidly changing world.
No longer can we think of landscape design only in terms of its physical presence. Now, design must also consider the stories embedded in landsacpes and bring together wide-ranging strands of expertise to address vast public challenges. Architects, scientists, politicians, and the general public speak different dialects; their varied knowledge bases and vocabularies often preclude mutual understanding. Wolff, a professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, works to build collective understanding.”
 UBC SALA announces Jane Wolff as winner of the Margolese National Design for Living Prize, September 7, 2022. Margolese National Design for Living Prize.
Margolese National Design for Living Prize
Established through an estate gift to UBC by the late Leonard Herbert Margolese, the Margolese National Design for Living Prize recognizes a Canadian designer in early to mid-career whose work and advocacy in the built environment addresses the pressing human and environmental challenges of our time and improves peoples’ lives and communities. The Prize is awarded by the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) whose commitment is to educate the next generation of architects, landscape architects and urban designers to become creative leaders, advocates, effective collaborators and progressive agents of change through design. The winners of the prize exemplify this commitment.