Winner in Small Scale Landscape Projects in the Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) for Queen’s Square Restoration

Cambridge, Ontario

The AMP is one of the most comprehensive architectural programs today, with the mission to recognize the most innovative, creative and inspiring architectural projects from all over the world. The AMP jury panel which consists of esteemed architects, industry professionals and academics considered entries from 68 countries in 41 categories across the disciplines of architecture, interior design and landscape design. Winners will be invited to the bi-annual Winners Event taking place in 2019, and enjoy extensive publicity showcasing their designs to a worldwide audience throughout the next year, and their designs will be featured in the AMP Book of Architecture.


“The Winners of the Architecture MasterPrize are setting new benchmarks in architecture, interior and landscape design. The AMP is recognizing and awarding the talents of those who set new standards and inspire others, no matter the size of the company or project.” said Hossein Farmani, President of the AMP “It is a huge achievement to be selected as one of the winners, even more so with the increasing number and high standard of entries that are being entered every year.”


For nearly 200 years, Queens Square has been the heart of downtown Cambridge. This urban plaza forms a key linkage in the open space system of the city, joining the Cambridge Main Street Bridge and the Grand River to the east and Memorial Park to the west. The main goal of the project was to respect the Square’s original design intent while improving the functionality and aesthetics of the site. In addition to repairing the concrete fountain and replacing surfacing and structures, the design team worked to increase accessibility and ease of pedestrian circulation.

“Our team is very honoured and humbled by this recognition”, says Brad Smith, Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager of Seferian Design Group. “Working collaboratively with the City, this project is strengthening Cambridge and Galt on a global scale in terms of high-quality landscape architecture and design”.