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Philip Tattersfield Essay Competition

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Jan 15
Philip Tattersfield Essay Competition BC Society of Landscape Architects Jan 15, 2021 : 9:00 am to Mar 16, 2021 : 10:45 pm CE Credits: N/A

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.

2021 Topic
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.

Submission Requirements
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

Tara Culham, Executive Director
Suite 450, 355 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8
(604) 682-5610
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins