Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

CSLA 2021 Awards of Excellence

Submissions for the 2021 Awards of Excellence are now being accepted!  

This year’s categories are:
Landscape Management
Large-Scale Landscapes
Medium-Scale Landscapes
Small-Scale Landscapes
Planning and Analysis
Residential Landscapes  

Deadline: 4:30 pm CT on Friday, January 22nd, 2021  

Read the full submission guidelines for information about eligibility, assessment, and how to apply.

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Online learning opportunities from Victor Stanley

September 22nd:
Landscape Architect Q&A: Michelle Delk
Michelle Delk, Snohetta; Adele Isyanamanova, Student at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

  1. PDH (pending)
September 24th:
Utilizing Site Furnishings
Jonathon Withrow, Victor Stanley, Inc.

  1. PDH – HSW

Dalhousie University Lecture and Discussion

Dalhousie University School of Architecture
invites you to a lecture and discussion:
Matthew Rosenberg
(BEDS 2007)
Architect, M-Rad 
Los Angeles

“Manufacturing Seredipity”
(and how to start your own firm)
Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 pm (Atlantic)
Location: online via Zoom
Register via Eventbrite
Zoom details will be provided after registration
and within 24 hours of the event start

View the poster

2020 Atlantic Landscape LACF Dalhousie Scholarship

(APALA, Atlantic Provincial Nursery Landscape Associations & LACF Scholarship in support of students of the Dalhousie Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture program)

APALA and our partner organizations are very pleased to announce the fourth annual competition for the Atlantic Landscape LACF Dalhousie Scholarship. An award of $1000 will be presented to a student of the Dalhousie Bachelor of Technology in Landscape Architecture program intending to take-up work in landscape architecture technology in the Atlantic region.

For further information on application requirements and deadline, click here.

2020 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship

APALA and LACF are pleased to announce the seventh annual competition for the Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship. An award of $1000 will be presented to an Atlantic Canadian student entering the second or later year of landscape architectural study in a recognized undergraduate or graduate program. The scholarship recognizes Peter Klynstra’s significant contribution in the field and is intended to support students entering the profession.

For further information on what is required and deadlines, click here.

Accessibility Standards Canada Technical Committees – Invitation to Apply

Accessibility Standards Canada is happy to invite you to apply to participate in one of our very first technical committees.
We are looking for technical experts from the community like:

  • persons with disabilities;
  • people from academia and research bodies;
  • standards development organizations;
  • industry and commerce, and others.

These technical committees will develop accessibility standards that apply to federally regulated organizations. One will focus on barriers relating to plain language, and the other on barriers in outdoor spaces.

Do not miss this opportunity to make history. Apply now to become part of the team that will create one of Canada’s very first accessibility standards!

You have until August 4th 2020 to apply, so visit our website to learn more.

Still have questions? Send them to this email, or call us at 1-833-854-7628 or TTY 1-833-854-7630.

LEED Courses

All in-person workshops are now scheduled as live-webinars. The exam can now be taken online too! The LEED Professional Designation has helped past participants advanced their careers in multiple fields and summer is a great time to add this credential.

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

Webinar and Online Self-paced Options:

August 23 2020 – 1:00PM – 5:00PM EDT
September 12 2020 – 2:00PM – 6:00PM EDT

1. September 30 2020 – 5:00PM – 9:00PM EDT – OR –
2. October 17 2020 – 1:00PM – 5:00PM EDT

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can now be taken online from home. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Cost: $200 – Members can use the coupon code ‘sust’ for $50 if you are paying out of your own pocket.

Save Your Seat by registering here –

Or online on-demand here –

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at


Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
Head LEED Trainer at LeadingGreen

Achieving a Sustainable Future – Notice of Opportunity

I’m pleased to inform you that Environment and Climate Change Canada has posted a Notice of Opportunity for 14 Sustainable Development Advisory Council members. The positions will be for representatives of the following:

    Provinces and Territories
          Northwest Territories (1)
          Saskatchewan (1)
          New Brunswick (1)
          Prince Edward Island (1)
          Newfoundland and Labrador (1)
    Other Representation Categories
          Environmental Non-Government Organization (1)
          Business Organizations (2)
          Labour Organizations (3)
          Indigenous Peoples (3)

Council members are appointed by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and will meet at the Minister’s request to discuss sustainable development in Canada. During public consultations on the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, Council members will review and provide advice on the draft strategy to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. In carrying out their duties, Council members will represent their respective constituencies’ interests, points of view and concerns.

Consistent with the Government of Canada’s approach to Governor in Council appointments, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change is seeking candidates through an open and transparent merit-based process. If you are interested in applying or for more information, please consult the Notice of Opportunity.
I would also invite you to share this message widely – with, friends and anyone you think who might be interested in applying for this opportunity

University of Victoria – Professional Specialization Certificate in Ecological Restoration

This four course professional certificate provides advanced training for those working in landscape architecture, landscape design and management, forestry, agrology, biology, mining, ecological restoration, and environmental practice.

The ER program is offered online so you can meet your annual professional development requirements on your own schedule. Sign up for one course or the entire certificate!

Upcoming ER Program courses:
ER 504: Invasive Species and Novel Ecosystems
Dates: January 4 to April 10 2021; tuition $750; online delivery

To register for a course or apply for the program, use the online application form which can be found at:
Or, contact the program office at

You might also be interested in our other programs:

This dynamic, interdisciplinary non-credit program provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to those interested in the rapidly emerging field of ecological restoration. By the end of this program you will be able to design and evaluate restoration projects in a broad range of subject areas, interpret technical reports, apply research methodologies, use current mapping and sampling technologies, identify and understand decisions and policies governing restoration work. To find out more about our programs and courses contact the program office at or visit our webpages:

Tusa Shea, PhD
Program Coordinator
Arts & Science Programs
Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
Tel 250-721-8463

Call for Content – Atlantic Canadian LA Projects

APALA is always looking for photos and stories of Atlantic Canada landscape architect projects.

We are asking for submissions of images of landscape architecture projects from our APALA members.  Please e-mail images to with locations and credit to the photographer.  These images will be posted to APALA social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) over time to highlight the contributions that our landscape architects have made through creation of vibrant communities, protecting natural environments, and the promotion of green infrastructure.

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