The SFU Univercity Childcare project has been awarded a 2013 National Citation award by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects in the Design Category. The childcare opened in April of 2012 and is a candidate to be Canada's first Living Building. The project was designed to support the Reggion Emillia approach to childcare by providing an experientially rich outdoor environment. The use of natural materials, planting, topography, and rainwater connects the children to this unique place and represents the principle of the environment as "the third teacher".
This award is the sixth CSLA award in the past six years and the fourth award recognized with a National distinction.