Philip Tattersfield Scholarship
2020 BCSLA Philip Tattersfield Essay Competition Scholarship:
Theme: Landscapes in Time
Students used the UBC or BC Archives to document a local (B.C.) landscape over time and discuss how the design of that landscape took into account change.
Congratulations to Beau Wuthrich. He was selected as the 2020 winner of the BCSLA Philip Tattersfield Essay Competition for his essay - Stanley Park: Crystallized Wilderness. A cheque for $1,000 was sent to him with a view to assisting him in furthering his pursuit of a career in landscape architecture.
Christen Oakes earned an Honourable Mention from the Jury for her essay - Senakw to Vanier Park: A Landscape Colonized.
Thank you to the jury that included: Sarah Thomas, Chair, Fionn Byrne, Susan Herrington, Somaye Hooshmand, and David Thompson. They volunteered to serve on the jury and their contribution to this program was invaluable.
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. Click here for full 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.
The essay was to be original and 1,000 words, submitted in PDF format. Images and quotations must include credits.
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.
The BCSLA ROBILLARD | LACF Scholarship awards $1,000 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 $1,000 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.