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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

  • 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


  • PFS Studio Wins AAP Landscape & Urban Design Firm of the Year

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    The American Architecture Prize (AAP)  Firm of the Year Award recognizes the excellence of inspiring and innovative architectural firms around the globe based on the companies'... read more


  • Construction Update: Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Soft Opening

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    The Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza redevelopment team is comprised of Nick Milkovich Architects, Matthew Soules Architecture, and Hapa Collaborative. Learn more about the Plaza... read more


  • The CSLA Designed Landscapes Portfolio - Second Edition is now live!

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    The Canadian Landscape Portfolio second edition is not about finding the “most beautiful, prestigious or renowned” landscapes. It is about slowing down and taking the time to... read more


  • Design & Play - a book of extraordinary playscapes

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Hapa Collaborative and the City of Richmond - Local Government have been working with the Design Museum Foundation in Boston to contribute content for their travelling exhibit... read more


  • June 2017 Sitelines: Grounds for Play

    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Grounds for Play: Designing for children’s play For this edition of SITELINES, the authors hail from, not only landscape architecture, but also education, child care, social... read more


  • Castanet Letter to the Editor - The Laneway Project

    Monday, June 5, 2017
    Castanet.net published a letter to the editor from Robert Fershau, BCSLA Interior Chapter Chair, featuring the Laneway Project in Kelowna, BC. On a December evening in 2011, two... read more


  • Vancouver releases concept plans for post-viaduct False Creek

    Monday, June 5, 2017
    The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board have revealed conceptual plans for the future of northeast False Creek, including a new park and the removal of viaducts. In 2015,... read more


  • Lost Airmen of the Empire

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    A new sculpture, The Lost Airmen of the Empire, honours Allied airmen at the Patricia Bay Air Station who gave their lives during the Second World War. The monument is situated on... read more


  • Jeff Cutler, MBCSLA is the recipient of the first ever SALA Service Award

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Jeff Cutler is the recipient of the first ever SALA Service Award for his ongoing contributions to the school. The founder and principal of space2place, Jeff supports the school... read more


  • Richmond recognizes excellence in urban design with 2017 Lulu Award winners

    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    The 2017 Lulu Award in the category of Public and Institutional Building urban design goes to Quintet – City Centre Community Centre and Trinity Western University. Developed by... read more


  • Leslie Lowe, MBCSLA featured in CityLab on "The Anatomy of a Great Dog Park"

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    "Leslie Lowe [MBCSLA] is a landscape architect who helped design the Hugh Rogers Wag Park in Whitefish, Montana, dubbed one of the country’s 10 best dog parks in 2015 by USA... read more


  • April 2017 Sitelines - Landscape Influx

    Monday, April 17, 2017
    In this edition students in the UBC Master of Landscape Architecture program – present a sample of their research and design projects that show once again the role of landscape... read more


  • Erik Lees, FCSLA interviewed in The Globe and Mail: Cemeteries running out of room

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    "...space for in-ground interments is a requirement for some people on religious grounds – including members of the Jewish and Muslim faiths – and soon Canadian cemeteries may not... 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


  • Don Vaughan, LMBCSLA, FCSLA, FASLA featured in The Beacon - March 2017 Edition

    Monday, March 6, 2017
    Turn to pages 10 and 11 of the March 2017 edition of Beacon magazine, features the career of Don Vaughan, LMBCSLA, FCSLA, FASLA, in an article titled, "Don Vaughan and the art of... read more


  • Canadian Heritage reveals 5 designs for victims of communism memorial

    Friday, March 3, 2017
    Finalists in the competition to design the national Memorial to the Victims of Communism revealed their plans on Thursday. Congratulations to Jeff Cutler, MBCSLA, and the team at ... read more


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