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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

  • Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture's Burnaby Children Centre's Daycare featured in World Landscape Architecture

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    The renovated Burnaby Children Centre’s Daycare at Hanna Court playground provides an innovative, creative childcare play space for 3-5 year old. The design encourages children to... read more


  • BCSLA's Alan Duncan featured on CBC

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    Stanley Park crowds trigger calls for Seawall etiquette A lack of common courtesy irks some visitors along the popular seaside route By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News When most people... read more


  • BCSLA's Illarion Gallant featured in Victoria News

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Eye on art in Oak Bay By  Christine van Reeuwyk - Oak Bay News Bullrushes stand strong, appearing only slightly out of place, catching the light on Beach Drive. It’s the vision... read more


  • CSLA College of Fellows - Congratulations to BC Members

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    On May 30th, 2014, at the Château Laurier Hotel during the CSLA Congress in Ottawa, 9 members were invested in the CSLA College of Fellows. They are: Myriame Beaudoin Tony... read more


  • City of Surrey PARKit Design Challenge Winning Submission Selected

    Friday, June 6, 2014
    Congratulations to Liz Nguyen, MBCSLA and Mike Wartman, winners of the City of Surrey's PARKit Design Challenge!  The winning design submission is Gingham Style, and the team of... read more


  • The Parklet that Chocolate Built - Update

    Monday, June 2, 2014
    Vancouver, BC: The French Quarter Parklet is becoming a reality! Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France and PWL Partnership are eagerly anticipating its official unveiling on Friday,... read more


  • CSLA Announces the Creation of the Governor General's Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA)

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    (OTTAWA) – Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 - The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is proud to announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor... read more


  • Hapa Collaborative and Richard Findlay Landscape Architect Inc. Featured in Vancouver Sun

    Friday, May 23, 2014
    Movers & spacers: Winning landscape architects champion smart, fun public areas BY LUCY HYSLOP, SPECIAL TO THE SUN MAY 23, 2014 A mother and toddler both bound into the... read more


  • Draper's Greenway contributions earn award

    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen May 16, 2014 07:39 PM The efforts of a long-time proponent of the Cranbrook Hill Greenway have been recognized by the B.C. Society of... read more


  • 2014 PIBC Award - Gold Winner

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    Congratulations to Space2place, City of Kelowna Infrastructure Planning & Design Construction Divisions, Golder Associates, and Outland Design! The Bernard Revitalization... read more


  • James Tuer, MBCSLA awarded “Best New Home for 2014” by Fine Home Building Magazine

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    BCSLA member, James Tuer has been awarded “Best New Home for 2014” by Fine Home Building Magazine. Each year Fine Home Building publishes its annual HOUSES issue, celebrating the... read more


  • Haba Collaborative Project Featured in LANDEZINE

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    Congratulations! Landezine/Landscape Architecture Works recently featured a project by the talented team at Hapa Collaborative.   Project Name: Mid Main ParkProject Location: 3333... read more


  • BCSLA Featured on Top 10 Job Boards for Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    BCSLA has been featured on Global Site Plans' Top 10 Job Boards for Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers! "The British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA)... read more


  • 2014 CSLA Awards of Excellence Winners Announced

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014
    Best in Canadian Landscape Architecture Recognized by the CSLA Awards of Excellence Projects a reminder that great design helps to build great communities Ottawa - March 4th, 2014... read more


  • LACF Awards $20,000 in Grants for 2014

    Friday, February 7, 2014
    The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 grants in support of research, communication and scholarship. “From farmland... read more


  • Richmond Lulu Awards Winners Announced - Congratulations to BCSLA Winners!

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Excellence in urban design inspired by winners of prestigious Richmond Lulu Awards Richmond, BC – Three pre-eminent design and development projects have earned prestigious... read more


  • MVH Urban Planning and Design Inc. Wins the Huangshi Eco-City Design Competition

    Monday, December 16, 2013
    MVH Urban Planning and Design Inc. in partnership with the Guangzhou Planning Institute won the Huangshi Eco-City Design Competition in Huangshi, China in 2013. The challenge was... read more


  • Southeast False Creek: A True Community Honoured with International Award

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    VANCOUVER, BC: PWL Partnership is humbled and honoured to have had one of their projects selected as a recipient of the 2013 ULI Urban Open Space Award. The Urban Land Institute... read more


  • University of Manitoba Design Competition - PFS Studio with Perkins + Will and 1X1 Architecture come in second place

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    PFS Studio teamed up with Perkins + Will and 1X1 Architecture for Visionary (re)Generation, an International Design Competition to create a vision and a conceptual campus plan for... read more


  • Congratulations! Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is the recipient of the 2013 Mayors Arts Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Congratulations! Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, LMBCSLA,  FCSLA, FASLA, OC was recognized by the City of Vancouver on November 19, 2013 with the 2013 Mayors Arts Lifetime Achievement... read more


  • Congratulations to PFS Studio!

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    PFS Studio was recognized with an ASLA Honor Award at the 2013 ASLA Congress in Boston for Sherbourne Common.   The project is both major civic amenity and poetic stormwater... read more


  • Surroundings

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    BCSLA Intern Saba Farmand has created a video series on Landscape Architecture in Metro Vancouver.  Surroundings, features on site interviews with BCSLA Landscape Architects,... read more


  • 2013 Western Living Magazine Awards Winners Announced- Congratulations!

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    The 2013 Western Living Magazine winners have been announced. Congratulations to Julian Pattison, MBCSLA and the Considered Design Team for being recognized in the Landscape... read more


  • Primary consultants selected for Block 51: The 800-block of Robson Street and Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza projects

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    Block 51, the 800-block of Robson Street (between Hornby and Howe) and the Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza, have long been the centre for Vancouverites to socialize, and... read more


  • Awards Announced for PARKit Design Competition - City of Surrey

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Awards Announced for PARKit Design Competition  For immediate release:  May 28, 2013  SURREY, BC – The concept of a playful outdoor dining space celebrating food-on-the-go has... read more


  • CSLA Awards of Excellence 2013 - Congratulations to BCSLA Winners!

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    CSLA Awards of Excellence highlight innovative thinking in design and management of landscapes March 15th, 2013 (Ottawa,ON) - Today, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (... read more


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