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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' total body of work.  Congratulations to the team at PFS STUDIO who... 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 Redevelopment here: http://hapacobo.com/project/vancouver-art-gallery... 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 seize the most “meaningful designed” that participate, day after day,... 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 called Extraordinary Playscapes, a roaming exhibit featuring 40... 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 planning, parks, and injury prevention. Susan Herrington, BCSLA UBC... 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 local landscape architects met for a beverage after presenting at a... 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, Vancouver City Council approved a $200-million plan to remove the... 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 Hospital Hill, along Mills Road, on the north side of Victoria... 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 by consistently participating as a guest lecturer and through studio... 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 UEM Sunrise (Canada) Development Ltd., designed by W.T. Leung... 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 Today (https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/... 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 architecture in large scale sustainable design while challenging the... 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 be able to accommodate, says Erik Lees, principal of Lees +... 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


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 creating space" written by Chris Stringer. Read the article here:... 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 space2place design inc.   The proposals were put forward by five... read more


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