Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

03/25/2020
Green Shores Program – Invitation to Complete Survey

The Green Shores program
encourages shore-friendly solutions for both marine and lake environments.

Plans are underway to customize the program to Atlantic Canada so waterfront
owners and organizations working on shorelines can make better decisions.

Share your views if you’re a waterfront property owner (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Greenshores_Owners)
or an organization working on shorelines (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Greenshores_Organizations).

02/21/2020
National Capital Commission – Job Opportunity for Student

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT STUDENT
The Landscape Architecture & Industrial Design Division of the Capital
Planning Branch is looking for a Landscape Architect Student for a 4 month
contract starting May 4th, 2020 until August 28th, 2020. The salary scale for
the position is $16.49 to $24.77 per hour. The closing date is February 28th
2020.

ABOUT US
The National Capital Commission (NCC) is the federal Crown Corporation
dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source
of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. Building on
more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital
Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands,
principal steward of nationally significant public places, and creative partner
committed to excellence in development and conservation.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
· Completion of a first (1st) year in an
accredited baccalaureate level in a Landscape Architecture program or
completion of a first (1st) year in the Masters’ of Landscape Architecture
program;
· Must possess a valid drivers’ license
(Ontario: Class G, Québec: Class 5) and provide a satisfactory driver’s
abstract;
· Must be returning to full-time studies in the
fall of 2020; and
· Experience with AutoCAD is essential.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE
AND ABILITIES

· Experience with Adobe Design Creative Suite 6
(Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop);
· Knowledge of landscape architectural design
principles, methods and practices;
· Ability to work individually and in a team
environment;
· Ability to meet tight deadlines; and
· Ability to be creative and innovative.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
OF EMPLOYMENT

· Must be willing to work outdoors.
· Must possess a pair of protective footwear
approved by the Canadian Standards Association;  and
· Must obtain a reliability clearance.

ASSET
· Fluently bilingual in both official languages.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Project Manager, Landscape Architect, the Landscape Architect
Student’s duties will include:
· Site investigation and analysis;
· Preparation of conceptual and presentation
drawings;
· Preparation of contract documents for various
design and construction projects;
· Product and design research;
· Updating NCC standard details; and
· Construction supervision.

NOTES
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, A RÉSUMÉ AND A PORTFOLIO OF PAST PROJECT
EXAMPLES CLEARLY DEMONSTRATING THAT THEY MEET ALL THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED
ABOVE. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

The NCC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of
Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages
candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an
Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority
group.

The NCC is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection
processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition,
please advise the Human Resources representative of the accommodation measures
which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
If you require additional information on the position or if you are
experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us at hr.recruitment@nccccn.ca.

Hearing impaired and speech impaired persons can contact us through a Teletype
Device (TTY) at (613) 239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll free).

We thank all those who apply. Please note that only candidates who are selected
for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted.
 

Heather Martin
OALA, CSLA
MLA, BSc (Env.), ERPD
Senior Landscape Architect
Architecte paysagiste principale
heather.martin@ncc-ccn.ca

01/19/2020
Competition: National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

The Department of Canadian Heritage, in cooperation with Veterans Affairs Canada and the National Capital Commission, invites teams of architects, landscape architects, professional artists, and other urban design professionals to submit their credentials and examples of prior work for the first part of a two-phase competition to design a national monument to commemorate Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. The deadline for the Request for Qualification phase is February 27, 2020.

The National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan will recognize an important chapter in Canada’s history and pay tribute to the commitment and sacrifice of Canadians in helping to rebuild Afghanistan.

For more information on this design competition, please visit the Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

Contact information:
Name: Theriault, Joelle
E-mail: PCH.contrats-contracting.PCH@canada.ca

12/20/2019
Cool Gardens Competition Deadline Extended

The Cool Gardens 2020
Registration Deadline has been extended to January 7, 2020, 6:00pm CST.  Click here for full competition details. 

For further Information contact: info@coolgardens.ca

11/28/2019
Invitation to Exhibition – Dalhousie University

Giving Voice
An exhibition created by eleven Master of Architecture students and curated by Dr. Sarah Bonnemaison from Dalhousie University School of Architecture

This exhibition for all ages is about the energy of museum artifacts. It includes mock archaeological grids, banners exploring the poetics and politics of museum displays, a video of the spaces where artifacts live, and recorded discussions with an archaeologist and ethnographer.

Exhibition opening: Friday, December 6, 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibition: Friday, December 6, 2019 – Sunday, January 26, 2020
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday until 8:00 pm 
  
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
1747 Summer Street, Halifax
 
For the opening on December 6, admission is free.
From December 7 to January 26, see the Museum of Natural History admission fees.
  
View the poster

11/28/2019
LAF Webinar – Climate Positive Design with Pamela Conrad

Join LAF and 2018-2019 LAF Fellow Pamela Conrad at 1pm EST on Thursday, December 12 to learn about climate positive design and the Pathfinder tool, a new landscape carbon calculator.

In this webinar, Pamela will present on Climate Positive Design, an independent initiative she developed during her time in the LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. Climate Positive Design includes both a challenge for landscape architects to design projects that generate less carbon and store more of it as well as a tool for measuring progress toward that goal. With the calculator, landscape architects can see and test the impact of design choices, material selection, and maintenance practice. Designers can also use this information to advocate for the importance of their work with clients, project stakeholders, developers, and policymakers.

This course is worth 1.0 LA CES CEU (HSW), which may be earned upon completion of a short quiz following the webinar.

Register here.

11/14/2019
Canadian Architecture and the Climate Crisis

Thursday, November 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

This event will include presentation of research from the new book Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the Present and a discussion with panelists Peter Busby, Susan Fitzgerald, and Steven Mannell, moderated by Elsa Lam (editor of Canadian Architect).

This event is part of the fall lecture series for Dalhousie University’s College of Sustainability. It will be recorded by CBC Ideas for possible broadcast.

View the poster

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/arch-climate

11/14/2019
Architecture Lecture Series – St. John’s NL – November 28th

Join award-winning landscape architect and urban designer Adam Nicklin of PUBLIC WORK for an evening of discussion on all things urban planning and design. The event is FREE and open to the public.

View the poster here.

10/04/2019
HRM Job Opportunity

HRM has a job opening for a landscape architect with our Strategic Transportation Planning Group.  

Click here for more details. 

09/28/2019
CSLA Congress 2020 – Call for Abstracts

The CSLA together with the AALA invite qualified experts to submit abstracts for oral presentations (concurrent sessions, 30 minutes in length) to be made at the upcoming 2020 CSLA-AALA Congress scheduled to be held in Calgary, Alberta, June 18-20, 2020. Presentations are scheduled on June 19th and 20th and we expect 300 to 400 delegates to be present.

The theme of the 2020 Congress is:
The Essence of Time: A Speculative Reflection on Landscape Architecture.

The deadline is November 6th, 2019.

Download the Call for Abstracts

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