About NuALA


The Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects (NuALA) was founded as a self-regulating Association with the following mission:

  • to improve and promote the profession of landscape architecture in Nunavut in a manner that recognizes and reflects its unique cultural and natural environments;
  • to enhance the knowledge, education, and skill in the art and science of landscape architecture throughout Nunavut by fostering public, government, and industry interests in landscape architecture; and,
  • to provide a “voice” for Nunavut’s landscapes.

Landscape Architecture in Nunavut is committed to the creative and responsible planning and design of our Arctic landscapes, Inuit cultural sites, and historic places. The sustainable use, development, conservation and management of our Arctic environment is our goal.

Our profession respects Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit Traditional Knowledge), and brings together traditional knowledge, scientific knowledge, and design. We work within the context of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

We are concerned with design and management and respect for our wildlife, wildlife habitat, Inuit cultural landscapes, and cultural resources; recognition of social and economic factors that affect Nunavut; recognition of the connection between Inuit and the landscape as an integral element of cultural identity; and safe and sustainable development in generating creative solutions for our communities, towns and cities and the natural environment of our lands, mountains, rivers and coastlines.

Members of NuALA are guided by Bylaws and a Code of Ethics.

CSLA Congress in Iqaluit

In 2011, NuALA hosted the CSLA Congress.

Learn more

Landscape Architecture in Nunavut

Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park (CSLA Awards of Excellence – 2007 Regional Honour Recipient)


Kekerten Territorial Park


Iqaluit Square


Iqaluit Municipal Cemetery (2017)


Kinngaaluk Territorial Park (2018)

A Toolkit on Climate Change for Northern Communities

The NWT Association of Communities presents its climate toolkit, which includes the Guide to Climate Change in Your Community. Learn more

Canadian Landscape Charter

A Nunavut Landscape Charter has been drafted by NuALA and the association is actively participating in the Canadian Landscape Charter Initiative through the CSLA.

Reconciliation Advisory Committee

Learn more about the committee

NuALA Member Firms


  • Reciprocity Agreement (The NuALA is a signatory of the CSLA Reciprocity Agreement)
  • Reciprocity agreement (updated 2020 version)
  • ByLaws
  • Code Of Conduct

Contact Information

Nunavut Association of Landscape Architects                                                                                           
P.O. Box 58 
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
Email: nualainfo@gmail.com

Instagram: @nunavutala

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