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Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation UBC Scholarship in Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) was established in 1988 by senior members of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects as a charitable organization. Since its creation, LACF has raised funds to support research, communication and scholarship activities and has awarded over 100 grants and scholarships to projects and people that reflect the core values of the profession of landscape architecture. We welcome this opportunity to report that through the generosity of the BCSLA members and firms a yearly award of a minimum $1,000.00 was created and endowed in 2016.  This endowment is unique to BC! For all those who contributed, thank you.  For those who wish to add to the endowment and thus the size and /or number of awards, please give generously to the LACF.  Thank you to Peter Kreuk, LMBCSLA, FCSLA, and Randy Sharp, MBCSLA and FCSLA, for their dedication to this project.  



• Please send a separate email to [email protected] indicating that your contribution is to be directed to the ‘LACF UBC Scholarship’ rather than LACF General Funds.


• Please make cheque payable to LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CANADA FOUNDATION and indicate that your contribution is to be directed to the ‘LACF UBC Scholarship’.


Kari MacKinnon, Administrator 
321 Stuart Avenue 
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2G 0Y7

IFLA Global Accord

On June 12, 2018 the BCSLA Board of Directors passed a Motion to ratify the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Global Accord - adaptation for a changing world.  

Professional Leadership in a Changing Climate: Joint Statement

Professionals are required to use the best available science in making our decisions, and so we, the resource and planning professional associations of British Columbia, recognize that climate change is occurring and it has fundamental impacts on British Columbia’s communities and ecosystems. We know the importance of both reducing the presence of greenhouse gases in the global atmosphere (climate change mitigation) and in adapting our society and ecosystems to prepare for climatic changes (climate change adaptation). 

> Download the Joint Statement

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Climate Change

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) is the voice of the profession in Canada and an advocate for its members on issues such as urban renewal, sustainable development and cultural heritage. Since the work of landscape architects embraces change, the profession is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in planning for and adapting to the stresses of a changing climate.  

The CSLA is committed to providing assistance to its members, and to other professions, levels of government and Canadian business and communities, to enhance their understanding of the contributing factors that have created planetary climate change, to promote opportunities to mitigate ongoing contributions that will accelerate deterioration in global climates, and to advance instruments and tools that will assist in preparatory and adaptive planning for environmental change. > More

> Download the CSLA Position Paper on Climate Change

Canadian Landscape Charter

The Canadian Landscape Charter seeks to uphold the following core principles:

  • Recognize landscapes as vital
  • Consider all people
  • Inspire stewardship
  • Expand knowledge
  • Show leadership

CLICK HERE to read the Canadian Landscape Charter

CLICK HERE to learn more about The Canadian Landscape Charter Initiative: Explore the Canadian Landscape Charter


Saba Farmand, BCSLA Registered Landscape Architect and Co-Producer Paul Albi have created a video series on Landscape Architecture in Metro Vancouver.

Surroundings is a 4 part video series that tells the stories behind some of Metro Vancouver’s well-known public and green spaces from the perspectives of the landscape architects who designed them. In each 20 minute episode,  high-profile landscape architects are interviewed on-site, where they share the stories behind the design and creation of these places.

> Episode Summary

View entire episodes:

> Episode 1 - Don Vaughan focuses on bringing meaning to place through the use of public art

> Episode 2 - Jeff Cutler and Mark van der Zalm focuses on park design and creating play spaces for everyone to enjoy

> Episode 3 - Margot Long focuses on the role landscape architects play in planning and urban design

> Episode 4 - Cornelia Oberlander, Ken Larsson, Bryce Gauthier, and Bruce Hemstock focuses on green roofs and making cities sustainable

Landscape Architecture Project VI

ON JULY 10, 2021 IT WAS RESOLVED That the BCSLA allocate a maximum of $29,880.33 from the Special Levy fund for the period 2021 to 2025 in support of the Landscape Architecture Project VI.  The funds will be used at the discretion of the Board of Directors for consultants to conduct a review of Bill 49 and the issues related to:  Architects (Landscape) Act, Bylaws and Standards of the Profession, labour mobility and governance.  Funds may also be expended for contractors to provide legal and government relations advice as required.


Northern Gateway Pipeline

The BCSLA followed the Joint Review Process for the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Although this letter missed the cut-off date for submissions, it was circulated to government officials and other stakeholders. 

Download a copy of the letter sent to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on behalf of BCSLA Members and Associates


BCSLA Strategic Plan

> BCSLA Strategic Plan Update (May 2021)

>  BCSLA Strategic Plan 2017 (October 10, 2017)


2019 CSLA Canadian Landscape Architect Compensation and Benefits Study

Download a copy of the Study


1st Edition Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition

This exhibition featured thought provoking and intriguing drawings by BCSLA Members. This exhibition included panels from the 2009 By Hand exhibition, which showcased hand-drawn works by BCSLA Members. Showcasing a range of scales, from small gardens to large civic sites to entire mountain regions, this exhibit exemplifies the breadth and aptitude of the profession and its ability to communicate ideas for exciting landscape architectural spaces.  

Download the 2010 Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition Slideshow [47MB PDF]

Download the 2009 By Hand Exhibition Slideshow [9.4MB PDF]

> View the 2nd Edition Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition Submissions

BCSLA Web Atlas

The BCSLA Web Atlas is an interactive map which presents examples of landscape architecture in British Columbia. The projects include parks, public gardens, commercial, multi-family and institutional developments. This resource has been created to support the mandate and goals of the BC Society of Landscape Architects. 

Sustainability Declaration 2002

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects is committed to actively promoting sustainability principles, goals and strategies.

> Download the Sustainability Declaration 2002 Report

Out of respect for the environment, please do not print these documents unless it is essential for your use. Please store and refer to the contents on screen whenever possible.

Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Richmond Gate
Landscape Architect / Firm: LADR Landscape Architects
Location: Saanich, British Columbia
Photo Credit: LADR