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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 Landscape Architecture. Visit here and subscribe today.    The stories will... 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 the manager of parks, planning and research.  CBC Radio interviewed... 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 correlation between human health indicators and access to green space, 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 at Urban Systems, who has a special interest in cemeteries.   She... 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 Urban Land Institute (ULI) for its innovative and forward-looking... 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 design.  This year the Robson Square lecture hall was packed to hear... 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, supplemented by pragmatic design-build programming, a mentorship system and... 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 city known for its verdant canopy, the tree was its single most-memorable... 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 cemeteries run out of space, cities are scrambling to find new land... 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, our hope is that other communities will learn from Township experience... 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 the issue came out of a desire to focus individual, collective and... 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 residential project Contemporary Sculpture Garden in the Cleveland area.or this... 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 island, even though it’s in plain sight. But once you do, it beckons you,... 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 of the space. With food provided from local restaurants, free popsicles... 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 multi-family developments. This season we are featuring examples of... read more


Project: Hanley Residence
Landscape Architect / Firm: LeFrank & Associates Ltd.
Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Photo Credit: David Hollebone