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Since 1964, the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) has been the regulatory body for landscape architecture in BC under the authority granted by the Province to administer the Architects (Landscape) Act. The BCSLA is dedicated to upholding public health, safety and welfare as it relates to the professional practice of landscape architecture. Through the Architects (Landscape) Act, the title of Landscape Architect is regulated to serve the public interest. In order to use the title, an individual must be registered with the BCSLA.

A Landscape Architect in BC is a professional who has successfully completed: The required post-secondary education; a set of examinations which assess a prospective registrant’s ability to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public; and a supervised internship. Breach of the BCSLA Standards of Professional Conduct and Practice can lead to a reprimand or suspension of membership, along with losing the right to use the title “Landscape Architect”.  The BCSLA Standards of Professional Conduct and Practice, Bylaws, and Policies and Procedures are available to the public.

Grievance Procedure - Complaint Process Chart

Grievance Reporting Guidelines


Discipline - 2023
At the Board of Directors meeting on October 24, 2023 the Board passed a motion to strike Fred Liu and Steffi Baker from the Roster for failure to submit Continuing Eduation credits.  Continuing Education is essential to maintaining the high standards within our profession as it impacts the perception, credibility and integrity of our profession and organization. 

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Project: Hanley Residence
Landscape Architect / Firm: LeFrank & Associates Ltd.
Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Photo Credit: David Hollebone