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British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA)

Since 1964, the BCSLA has been the regulatory body for landscape architecture in BC under the Architects (Landscape) Act. The BCSLA is dedicated to upholding public health, safety and welfare as it relates to the professional practice of landscape architecture. BCSLA members are leaders in the planning, design, development, preservation, protection, restoration, reclamation, rehabilitation, enhancement and management of both natural and built environments in education and public and private practice.

LA In The News

  • Greg Smallenberg Appointed to the Order of Canada

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, recently announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 4 ... read more


  • Cornelia Oberlander is among the top three Elevated to the Companion Order of Canada

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018
    Canada's new vice-regal, Julie Payette, has announced that a respected Vancouver landscape architect is among the top three Order of Canada recipients in her first round of... read more


  • NZILA Launches New Website

    Monday, December 4, 2017
    Our friends and collegues at the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) have just released their new website where they will feature articles and videos about... read more


  • More Demand for Connection to Nature, Adventure Playgrounds

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    The City of Vancouver is reviewing its entire system of parks and recreation facilities including how it will use three public golf courses on the city's south side, according to... read more


  • BC Healthy Communities features an article on The Value of Urban Green Space Workshop held in Victoria

    Monday, November 27, 2017
    The BCSLA Vancouver Island Chapter hosted a one-day conversation centered on the value of urban green space. Experts in the field discussed new research findings on the... read more


  • Densification is Coming to Your Local Cemetery

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    BC cemeteries, lacking land, are stacking bodies and scattering ashes in garden   That’s according to Catherine Berris, MBCSLA, FCSLA a landscape architect and community planner... read more


  • Vancouver's Marine Gateway wins international award for smart urban design

    Monday, November 13, 2017
    The recently completed Marine Gateway mixed-use complex next to SkyTrain’s Marine Drive Station and bus loop has won a global award for excellence from the Washington DC-based... read more


  • It's All About the Details

    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Each fall, the University of B.C. School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture invites a well-known professional to speak on the expanding field of international landscape... read more


  • Azure Magazine Names UBC SALA one of the Top Schools for Landscape Architecture

    Thursday, November 2, 2017
    While enrolment is limited, UBC’s MLA course (offered within the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture) has outsized impact and an enviable student-teacher ratio,... read more


  • A distinct outline is missing from the Vancouver skyline: the living landmark that stood atop a condo building in the West End

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    CTV News Vancouver featured Ron Rule in a news story about a pin oak that has stood tall over the city since 1987, perched 19 storeys up on a building near Stanley Park.  In a... read more


  • Cemetery space dwindling in many B.C. communities

    Monday, October 30, 2017
    A housing crisis of a different sort is causing grave concern in some B.C. municipalities. On October 30, 2017 the Vancouver Sun featured an article on this important topic.  As... read more


  • WATERSHED CASE PROFILE SERIES: Green Infrastructure Innovation in Langley Township – ‘Design with Nature’ to Create Liveable Neighbourhoods (October 2017)

    Thursday, October 26, 2017
    This Watershed Case Profile celebrates the ‘good work’ done by the Township of Langley. By showcasing and sharing the ‘story behind the story’ of green infrastructure innovation,... read more


  • October 2017 Sitelines: Groundwork

    Sunday, October 15, 2017
    Groundwork: Building Relations with First Nations A big thanks to October 2017 Sitelines Guest Editor Colette Parsons, MBCSLA, MCIP, and her team of contributors.  The genesis of... read more


  • Virginia Burt Designs Received the OCASLA Honor Award

    Friday, September 29, 2017
    Virginia Burt, MBCSLA,OALA, FCSLA, FASLA,  Virginia Burt Designs is delighted to receive a 2017 Ohio Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for the... read more


  • Margot Long, FCSLA, MBCSLA, discusses Habitat Island in Vancouver's southeast False Creek

    Friday, September 15, 2017
    PWL Partnership's Margot Long , FCSLA, MBCSLA, discusses PWL's project, Habitat Island in Vancouver's southeast False Creek in the Vancouver Courier. You might not notice the... read more


  • The Laneway Project in Kelowna officially LAUNCHED

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017
    The Laneway Project in Kelowna has come a long way since green plastic balls and fishing line back in 2014! On August 31, we officially LaUNCHED the Laneway with a soft opening... read more


  • BCSLA Web Atlas

    Saturday, April 1, 2017
    This BCSLA sitelines.org website presents examples of landscape architecture in British Columbia which include parks, public gardens, and urban design, as well as commercial and... read more


Project: Centennial Beach
Landscape Architect / Firm: eta landscape architecture
Location: Delta, BC
Photo Credit: Michael Sherman Photography