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Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation UBC Scholarship in Landscape Architecture
We welcome this opportunity to report that through the generosity of the BCSLA members and firms a yearly award of a minimum $1,000.00 was created and endowed in 2016.  The endowment presently funded at approximately $46,000.  The first award was made in the spring of 2016. Organizers are hoping to increase the award to $1,500 in 2017.  This endowment is unique to BC! For all those who contributed, thank you.  For those who wish to add to the endowment and thus the size and /or number of awards, please give generously to the LACF.  Thank you to Peter Kreuk, LMBCSLA, FCSLA, and Randy Sharp, MBCSLA and FCSLA, for their dedication to this project.

How to give:


• http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-online

• Please send a separate email to info@lacf.ca indicating that your contribution is to be directed to the ‘LACF UBC Scholarship’ rather than LACF General Funds.


• Please make cheque payable to LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CANADA FOUNDATION and indicate that your contribution is to be directed to the ‘LACF UBC Scholarship’.


Kari MacKinnon, Administrator 

321 Stuart Avenue 

Winnipeg, Manitoba 
R2G 0Y7

Professional Leadership in a Changing Climate: Joint Statement

Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning professional associations of British Columbia, recognize that climate change is occurring and it has fundamental impacts on British Columbia’s communities and ecosystems. We know the importance of both reducing the presence of greenhouse gases in the global atmosphere (climate change mitigation) and in adapting our society and ecosystems to prepare for climatic changes (climate change adaptation). 

> Download the Joint Statment

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects on Climate Change

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is the voice of the profession in Canada and an advocate for its members on issues such as urban renewal, sustainable development and cultural heritage. Since the work of landscape architects embraces change, the profession is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in planning for and adapting to the stresses of a changing climate.  

The CSLA is committed to providing assistance to its members, and to other professions, levels of government and Canadian business and communities, to enhance their understanding of the contributing factors that have created planetary climate change, to promote opportunities to mitigate ongoing contributions that will accelerate deterioration in global climates, and to advance instruments and tools that will assist in preparatory and adaptive planning for environmental change. > More

> Download the CSLA Position Paper on Climate Change


Saba Farmand, BCSLA Inactive Member and Co-Producer Paul Albi have created a video series on Landscape Architecture in Metro Vancouver.

Surroundings is a 4 part video series that tells the stories behind some of Metro Vancouver’s well-known public and green spaces from the perspectives of the landscape architects who designed them. In each 20 minute episode,  high-profile landscape architects are interviewed on-site, where they share the stories behind the design and creation of these places.

> Episode Summary

View entire episodes:

> Episode 1 - Don Vaughan focuses on bringing meaning to place through the use of public art

> Episode 2 - Jeff Cutler and Mark van der Zalm focuses on park design and creating play spaces for everyone to enjoy

> Episode 3 - Margot Long focuses on the role landscape architects play in planning and urban design

> Episode 4 - Cornelia Oberlander, Ken Larsson, Bryce Gauthier, and Bruce Hemstock focuses on green roofs and making cities sustainable

Landscape Architecture Project IV

At the 2013 AGM the BCSLA Membership voted to allocate a maximum of $10,000 from the Special Levy fund in support of the Landscape Architecture Project IV. The funds will be used at the discretion of the BCSLA Board of Directors for legal reviews of the Architects (Landscape) Act, Bylaws and Standards of the Profession to work towards labour mobility and foreign credentials recognition in provinces where the profession is regulated with a view to establish a template for labour mobility across Canada.

Northern Gateway Pipeline

The BCSLA followed the Joint Review Process for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Although this letter missed the cut-off date for submissions, it was circulated to government officials and other stakeholders. 

Download a copy of the letter sent to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on behalf of BCSLA Members and Associates


2017 BCSLA Strategic Plan

> Download the BCSLA Strategic Plan 2017 (October 10, 2017)

2015 CSLA Canadian Landscape Architect Compensation and Benefits Study

Download a copy of the Study

2012 BCSLA Professional Practice Survey Report 

Download the 2012 BCSLA Professional Practice Survey Report

2012 BCSLA Strategic Initiatives

> Download the 2012 BCSLA Strategic Initiatives

2007 BCSLA Workplace Survey

> Download the 2007 BCSLA Workplace Survey


2nd Edition Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition

While digital media continues to evolve as an accessible graphic device and emerges as the preferred tool in the development of presentation quality, photorealistic renderings, hand sketches remain a powerful tool for developing ideas and communicating concepts. The looseness and animation of hand sketches presents a contrast to the precision and finality of digital media allowing for a level of personal interpretation and imagination within the mind of the viewer. The focus of this year’s drawing on the land exhibition is the use of sketches as vehicles of expression, tools for communication, and a means of working through design problems.

 The BCSLA membership is invited to submit their sketches as part of the second edition of the Drawing on the Land Exhibition. Selected entries will be exhibited at the BCSLA and will tour to other locations throughout BC in 2018. Submissions will be reviewed and evaluated based on evocativeness, expression, and interpretability. There are no restrictions on size nor media, however, all sketches are to be submitted as individual PDFs. Each sketch is to be accompanied by a maximum 50 word description of the content or context.    Submission are due by January 26, 2018 and are to be sent to admin@bcsla.org  with the title “DoTL2e” 2017/2018 drawing on the land BCSLA Drawing Exhibition 2e 


> Download the 2018 Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition Entry Form & Terms of Reference [PDF]

> Download the 2018 Call for Jurors Nomination Form


1st Edition Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition

This exhibition featured thought provoking and intriguing drawings by BCSLA Members. This exhibition included panels from the 2009 By Hand exhibition, which showcased hand-drawn works by BCSLA Members. Showcasing a range of scales, from small gardens to large civic sites to entire mountain regions, this exhibit exemplifies the breadth and aptitude of the profession and its ability to communicate ideas for exciting landscape architectural spaces.  

Download the 2010 Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition Slideshow [47MB PDF]

Download the 2009 By Hand Exhibition Slideshow [9.4MB PDF]

Sitelines Web Atlas

The SITELINES website contains the Web Atlas, an interactive map which presents samples of landscape architecture projects in British Columbia including parks, public gardens, as well as commercial and multi-family developments. This resource has been created to support the mandate and goals of the BC Society of Landscape Architects. 

Sustainability Declaration 2002

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is committed to actively promoting sustainability principles, goals and strategies.

> Download the Sustainability Declaration 2002 Report

Out of respect for the environment, please do not print these documents unless it is essential for your use. Please store and refer to the contents on screen whenever possible.

Project: Richmond Gate
Landscape Architect / Firm: LADR Landscape Architects
Location: Saanich, British Columbia
Photo Credit: LADR