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Congratulations BCSLA Award Winners

Friday, April 28, 2023



Passion, Challenge, Change
May 11 to 13, 2023 - Paradox Vancouver Hotel 
Register by April 30, 2023 to take advantage of reduced registration fees.

Our annual conference seeks to inspire and affirm the current practice of landscape architecture, especially that of the BCSLA Membership. The Conference Organizing team has curated a terrific program featuring on-the-ground stories and contributions, from members and allies, that express their passion for the profession, the challenges they’ve overcome in order to do great work and their response to changes they have seen, or foresee, in society and the profession. 

In the interests of ensuring the highest quality program content, session topics, scheduled times, titles, meeting rooms and speakers/presenters are subject to confirmation or change. The full-colour digital program features all the recent updates to the program. Check back often to see new programs!
> Download the 2023 Conference Program here.


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Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The 2023 AGM will be held at 2:30 pm PDT on May 13, 2023 at the Paradox Vancouver Hotel. Sign in at 2:00 pm PDT.  The 2023 AGM will serve to review: directors and committee reports 2022 financial statements, to appoint auditors/accountants for 2023, to elect directors and officers to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting and other business, as required.  Register online today.
2023 AGM Reports

If you cannot attend in person, please register online as detailed in the 
2023 Zoom Instructions & Virtual AGM Rules of Order

 Can't Attend in Person?
An online option is available for the PGA and the BCSLA Session (May 11, 2023) and the 2023 Annual General Meeting (May 13, 2023) at no cost.  Registration Required.  Please click on the links below.  
a.    BCSLA & the PGA -
b.    2023 AGM -
 We are also making preliminary arrangements to record teh keynote sessions for future reference. Stay tuned. 


Showcase of Products & Services and Program Support
We are delighted that the Showcase of Products and Service will be held at the BCSLA Annual Conference.  The program supporters and exhibitors generously provide funds that keep the conference registration fees the lowest in the profession.  In fact the 2023 registration fees are the same as they were in 2017! 

Our loyal and generous suppliers and friends of the BCSLA are putting together exhibits that will feature the latest in great products and services.  We encourage all delegates to stop by each exhibit booth and say hello and thank you!  You can also put your name in for some great prizes!

The  Showcase of Products and Program Support information package is available online here

The BCSLA welcomes this opportunity to recognize some of our best citizens.  Congratulations to the following award recipients:

BCSLA Life Member
Greg Smallenberg: Greg's remarkable contribution to the field of landscape architecture is evidenced in his prolific body of work and the extensive list of projects and awards. As a recognized leader in the fields of urban design and landscape architecture, Greg's career has included a variety of large-scale projects ranging from regional open space plans to highly detailed project implementation, and he has either led or played a key role in many complex planning and urban design assignments.  Greg has been responsible for numerous high-profile projects throughout Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  Additionally, he has been recognized with many prestigious distinctions.

BCSLA Life Member
Al Tanzer:
Al Tanzer's  work throughout Western Canada has included a wide spectrum of commissions including public works,  institutional, commercial both interior and exterior landscape, industrial business parks and multi-family developments of all sizes.  Since the early 1990's he has demonstrated his dedication to the profession by serving several terms on different Advisory Design Panels, the Vancouver Heritage Commission, the Vancouver Safe Sidewalks Committee and more.   The BCSLA has been fortunate that Al Tanzer has  dedicated his time and expertise as the Chair of the BCSLA ADP Sub-Committee for many years.

BCSLA President's Award
Megan Turnock
: The award acknowledges Megan's dedication as the lead BCSLA volunteer on the 2022 Professional Practice Survey.  In her volunteer work for the BCSLA, she has consistently given generously of her time while maintaining a professional attitude.    
The BCSLA Annual Awards Presentation will be held on May 12, 2023, Paradox Vancouver Hotel, 1161 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.

Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Hanley Residence
Landscape Architect / Firm: LeFrank & Associates Ltd.
Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Photo Credit: David Hollebone