All Vancouver Island Chapter Members and Associates are invited to join us at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria from October 25-26, 2019. Members who will be on the Island at that time are most welcome to join us. RSVP Here by October 18, 2019. The preliminary program is subject to change.
October 25, 2019
2:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting and Question & Answer Session
Meet the BCSLA Board of Directors! Following the Board Meeting a brief question and answer session will allow Members and Associates to ask questions and provide feedback.
5:00 pm BCSLA Networking Meet and Greet Social
This informal gathering will allow BCSLA Members, Associates and allied professionals to come together to renew acquaintances and meet new friends. There will be a host bar and lots of delectable canapes. Guests and firm staff welcome - but please register everyone to assist with meeting logistics.
October 26, 2019 - Idea Exchange & Tour
8:00 am Group Breakfast
9:00 am Idea Exchange
Session #1: Thoughts on Hand Drawing, Daniel Roehr, MBCSLA, Associate Professor - UBC Landscape Architecture Program
Drawing is a skill, craft, conversation, research method, idea development and documentation which should be practiced by all designers from beginners to professionals. There are no obstacles now, one can use paper or a tablet to draw. Hand drawing in the traditional sense has been expanded to pixel computation with a stylus, but the physical movement of the hand is still required as in traditional drawing and the digital tools are so refined that digital ‘hand’ drawing may have a comeback. This presentation describes future hand drawing possibilities in education and practice.
Presenter: Daniel is a licensed landscape architect in BC and Berlin. He is currently working on his second book "Seeing Environment: Interacting with the Landscape - A Guide for Designers" (exp. 2021). Daniel runs a hand drawing blog and Instagram account.
Session #2: Thoughts on The Photographer Eye - Blair Ketcheson
Blair will discuss his approach to photographic assignments and different aspects of the client/photographer relationship. Using discretion, he will share stories and anecdotes from experiences shooting on assignment. As well, he will explore and illustrate the broader subject of photography in 2019 relative to, and beyond, landscape photography.
Presenter: Blair Ketcheson studied Visual Communications at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts. He has specialized in commercial architectural and landscape photography, working for clients such as Arthur Erickson, Bing Thom, and PFS Studio. He continues to produce and exhibit his black and white fine art photography of European gardens and the urban landscape.
Session #3: Thoughts on Urban Development- Robert Jawl, Managing Director Jawl Properties Ltd.
Robert will share his perspective on design, lifecycle thinking, and community orientation and the role these elements play in informing Jawl Properties’ project work. Robert will also comment on the current state of the development industry in Victoria and share thoughts on unique, progressive or innovative trends within the local industry.
Presenter: Robert Jawl is Managing Director of Jawl Properties Ltd. He holds a BSc in Economics from Wharton and a MS in Sustainable Urban Development from Oxford. Robert is a director of the Royal BC Museum, past chairperson of the Urban Development Institute Capital Region and is engaged in a range of philanthropic initiatives with a principal focus on youth, education and community wellbeing.
2:30 Group Luncheon: A delicious plated lunch will be provided. The lunch will give everyone a chance to informally discuss the morning presentations or key interests of landscape architects in BC.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mobile Tour: This indoor/outdoor tour will feature the early history of the city and the Empress hotel, its architecture and construction, the wonderful main floor spaces, the conservatory and gardens, and many, many stories of the guests and events of The Empress over the past century.
This Empress Hotel Tour will be led by Dave Mason. He is a retired civil servant, Dave now applies his interests in architecture (he is a qualified architectural technician) and history energetically to his walking tours