Philip Tattersfield Scholarship
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 and the winning articles are traditionally published in Sitelines Magazine. As the magazine has transitioned the essays can be found on this page.
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. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize paid by the BCSLA. The winning submission was be announced in the BCSLA Friday File and social media.
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.
Congratulations to Tyler Adam, MLA Candidate, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Tyler was selected by the BCSLA Tattersfield Essay Jury as the winner of the 2021 Tattersfield Essay. BCSLA will be sending the $1,000 prize in recognition of his hard work. Tyler submitted his Essay entitled Landscapes in Time - Granville Island. The jury had a difficult time selecting a winner as all of the submissions were very good. They also gave Alwyn Rutherford an Honourable Mention for her essay - The Shaughnessy Heights Landscape: Symbolizing the Power of the CPR Company in Vancouver, 1887-1914. Both essays have been published here - click on the links above.
Entries were judged based on clarity of writing, visionary content, and the author’s ability to engage the reader. Thank you to the jury that included: Byron Douglas, Patrick Mooney, Erik Mustonen and Ron Rule. They volunteered to serve on the jury and their contribution to this program was invaluable. A special thank you to Sarah Thomas who went above and beyond as lead volunteer and juror.
Dr. John Wesley Neill Prize
The British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects provides the Dr. John Wesley Neill Prize to the outstanding graduating student in Landscape Architecture. The award recognizes that student who has demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, leadership ability and commitment to ideals of the profession and includes a $1,000 stipend. While the travel stipend can be used for any travel project it is suggested for attendance at the annual meeting of the International Society of Arboriculture ISA (held in North American city in August of each year). The award honours the founder of the program in Landscape Architecture at UBC and is made on the recommendation of the School or Architecture and Landscape Architecture in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
The Robillard Scholarship was originally established by the BCSLA in 1982 to honor the memory of BC Landscape Architect, Raoul Robillard. In January 2018, this endowment fund was transferred to Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF.) The Foundation and BCSLA will administer this scholarship into the future. In 2021 the award increased from $1,000 to $1,500 as a result of the wise financial management of the LACF investments by volunteers.
The BCSLA ROBILLARD | LACF Scholarship awards $1,500 and a BCSLA Student to a deserving candidate. It is awarded to a student entering second year in the UBC Landscape Architecture program who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrates excellence in small-scale landscape design. Learn more here. The British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects provides an $1,500 award and a BCSLA Student Membership in the memory of Raoul Robillard, to a student entering second year in the UBC Landscape Architecture program who, in the opinion of the faculty, demonstrates excellence in small scale landscape design. Raoul Robillard had a distinguished career as an early landscape architect in British Columbia and was a member of the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The award is made on the recommendation of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
TCLF - Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize Interview
This video presentation introduces the life and work of pioneering landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, the namesake of the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize.