Jane Wolff MLA ’92 was a 2022 recipient one of Canada’s most prestigious design awards, the Margolese Design for Living Prize — a $50,000 prize awarded to a Canadian designer whose work addresses the future of the built environment.

Wolff, a landscape designer and scholar, was awarded the Margolese Prize by an esteemed peer jury for her work in “landscape literacy”. She uses public engagement, drawing and creative writing to form a common platform or language that disparate stakeholders can use to better understand complex and fragile landscapes. By sharing meaningful stories about a site’s past and present circumstances, Wolff helps communities to address its future. 

The Margolese Prize was celebrated with a public presentation and panel discussion at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on UBC campus in Vancouver on October 3, 2022, at 6 pm.