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, LMBCSLA #001, FCSLA, 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. This scholarship was established to honour his memory. More Details
Scholarship participants must be a current student of landscape architecture at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and must not have previously won the award.
Landscapes in Time. Document a local (B.C.) landscape over time and discuss how the design of that landscape took into account change. If of interest, students may make use of the UBC or BC Archives to assist their research.
The essay is to be original and 1,000 words, submitted in PDF format. Images and quotations must include credits.
January 15 Competition opens
March 15 Deadline for Submissions
April 9 Deliberation
April 15 Winner Announced