Philip Tattersfield was the first landscape architect registered in British Columbia. Over his career, he authored more than 150 publications, briefs, lectures, and television series that covered both the philosophical and technical aspects of landscape architecture. He was integral in shaping the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) and contributed extensively to the society’s publication, SITELINES MAGAZINE. This scholarship was established to honour his memory.
Students currently enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture or Dual Degree (Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture) program at the University of British Columbia who have not previously been awarded the scholarship.
Students used the UBC or BC Archives to document a local (B.C.) landscape over time and discuss how the design of that landscape took into account change.
The essay is to be 1,000 words maximum and be submitted in pdf format to the BCSLA Student Representative.
Include your first and last name and all contact information in the body of the e-mail upon submission.
Essays will be evaluated based on their responsiveness to the topic, content, level of clarity, and capacity to engage the reader.
One winning essay will be chosen and honourable mentions may be noted.
The winning essay will be announced in April of 2018.
The author of the winning essay will be awarded $1,000 paid by the BCSLA.
The essay will be published in the April 2018 issue of SITELINES MAGAZINE.
Images and excerpts from the essays of any or all entrants may be published in the same issue.
The BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Philip Tattersfield Essay Competition promotes design writing, diversifies student skillsets, and elevates the level of writing within the profession, early in the careers of future landscape architects.
Philip Tattersfield had a distinguished career as the first landscape architect registered in British Columbia. Over his career, Tattersfield authored more than 150 publications, briefs, lectures, and television series in North America and overseas covering philosophical and technical aspects of practice. He was integral in shaping the BCSLA and contributed extensively to the BCSLA publication, SITELINES MAGAZINE.
SITELINES MAGAZINE is the primary vehicle for landscape architects in British Columbia to showcase their literary talents, fostering design communication within our profession and within British Columbia.
The British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects provides the Dr. John Wesley Neill Prize to the outstanding graduating student in Landscape Architecture. The award recognizes that student who has demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, leadership ability and commitment to ideals of the profession and includes a $1,000 stipend. While the travel stipend can be used for any travel project it is suggested for attendance at the annual meeting of the International Society of Arboriculture ISA (held in North American city in August of each year). The award honours the founder of the program in Landscape Architecture at UBC and is made on the recommendation of the School or Architecture and Landscape Architecture in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects provides an $1,000 award and a BCSLA Student Membership in the memory of Raoul Robillard, to a student entering second year in the UBC Landscape Architecture program who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrates excellence in small scale landscape design. Raoul Robillard had a distinguished career as an early landscape architect in British Columbia and was a member of the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The award is made on the recommendation of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.