Congratulations to Smile Singh, who is the recipient of the 2022 SALA Academic Award.
Coming from a background in architecture, Smile went into landscape architecture to find the missing link which connects architecture and environment. She worked for a landscape architecture firm to understand more about the discipline before starting her MLA degree at the University of Manitoba.
She believes that finding connections between community and nature plays an important role in her designs. Her research will focus on the revival of Anthropogenic mining landscapes in the Prairie region and prioritizing the survival of fragile ecosystems by means of landscape architecture. She is honored and grateful to receive this award, this recognition motivates her to work hard and continue to gain more knowledge in this vast field.