Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

02/19/2019
APALA Advocacy Grant 2019

APALA is pleased to once again welcome submissions for an advocacy grant. Further information can be found here.

02/19/2019
APALA Essay Competition 2019

APALA is pleased to once again welcome submissions for the 2019 Essay Competition. Further information can be found here.

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02/08/2019
LEED Training

When: March 4, 2019 – 6:00PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Dalhousie University – Sexton Campus B-Building – Room B227
Registration: http://leadinggreen.com/halifax
 
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field
 
To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!
 
This course is created and led by the only USGBC Faculty in Canada and has been updated to the LEED v4 Rating system.
 
If you are worried about your busy schedule, fear not, as the course is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.
 
This professional designation never expires as we offer credential maintenance for free after you pass!
 
Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)
To register for the class please visit:  http://leadinggreen.com/halifax
Regards,
Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
President, LeadingGreen
585-764-5423 / 416-824-2677
B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

01/30/2019
Canadian Landscape Standard – Request for Reviewers

The Canadian Nursery
and Landscape Association (CNLA) and Canadian Society
of Landscape Architects (CSLA) are preparing for the launch of
the Canadian Landscape Standard (CLS)
Version 2.0
 in the fall of 2019. The CLS Steering
Committee is seeking volunteers from each region of Canada to assist
in the review of the CLS First Edition so that revisions and new information
can be included within the CLS 2.0. O
 
CLS 2019  Review
Format 

To reduce the workload
of reviewing every section the CLS Steering committee has developed a list of
sections that require a full review. Currently the sections that have been
identified for full review are as follows:

Section Section
Name
Review
Date
Section
3
Site
Preparation and Protection of Existing Site Elements
Jan
31 2019
Section
4
Grading
and Drainage
Jan
31 2019
Section
5
Irrigation
Systems
Feb
28 2019
Section
6
Growing
Medium
Feb
28 2019
Section
7
Lawns
and Grass
Feb
28 2019
Section
8
Turfgrass
Sod
Feb
28 2019

The purpose of a full review is to review each section and identify where edits
are required, content needs updating or new content can be added. In addition
to content review we are also asking reviewers to please identify any
opportunities to insert illustrations within the CLS.

We are reaching out to regional reviewers from the CLS First Edition as well as
new participants that are interested in being a part of the review. We are also
searching for subject matter experts that may specialized in a particular
section that could help with review and developing new content. 

With regards to schedule the goal is to have the review completed by end of
February. Final Draft completed by end of April and then translation and
production to occur over the summer with a soft launch anticipated for
Mid-August 2019.

If you are interested, please let Laura Willman know, and she will pass your
contact information along. 

01/30/2019
Dalhousie University – School of Architecture Landscape Architecture Internships

Dalhousie’s B.Tech LA program has an internship course, and there are a couple of students interested in finding work around the province this summer. Typically, they are second and third year students, have basic CAD and hand drafting skills, and some experience with Creative Suite. Dal’s internship coordinator, Joy Galloway-Jones, is helping host a event on campus and is looking for potential employers. More information can be found here.

Joy can be reached at joy.galloway-jones@dal.ca.

01/15/2019
Call for Proposals – BENCHmark Design Competition

BENCHmark
Storefront Manitoba and The Winnipeg Trails Association ask designers to put their skills to work and challenge the concept of a ‘common’ bench. This design competition looks for intervention that has the power to stop people in their tracks and provide a place to wait, rest, read and more.

Call for Proposals NOW OPEN!
The Winnipeg Trails Association and Storefront Manitoba invite design teams to submit proposals for a permanent bench to be located along the Trans Canada Trail.

BENCHmark 2018/2019 Proposal Brief

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 11:59PM CST

01/07/2019
Dalhousie University – Professional Practice Week Lectures

This year’s Professional
Practice Week includes eight public lectures. The speakers will address
different aspects of professional ethics.

All of the lectures are open to the public and will be held at two external
locations (not at the School of Architecture, due to building renovations).

For lecturer biographies, please see the poster.

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Tom Fisher (Minneapolis)
Monday 14 January, 6:00-8:00 pm
Auditorium, Design Building, 5257 Morris St. (between Queen and Barrington)

Letitia Meynell (Halifax)
Tuesday 15 January, 9:00-¬10:30 am
Cineplex Theatre 7, Park Lane Mall, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Marianne McKenna (Toronto)
Tuesday 15 January, 6:00-8:00 pm
Auditorium, Design Building, 5257 Morris St. (between Queen and Barrington)

Manon Asselin (Montreal)
Wednesday 16 January, 9:00-¬10:30 am
Cineplex Theatre 7, Park Lane Mall, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Annmarie Adams (Montreal)
Wednesday 16 January, 6:00-8:00 pm
Auditorium, Design Building, 5257 Morris St. (between Queen and Barrington)

Monica Adair (Saint John)
Thursday 17 January, 9:00-¬10:30 am
Cineplex Theatre 7, Park Lane Mall, 5657 Spring Garden Road

John Maher (Boston)
Thursday 17 January, 6:00-8:00 pm
Auditorium, Design Building, 5257 Morris St. (between Queen and Barrington)

Jennifer Corson (Halifax) and Roger Lewis (Halifax)
Friday 18 January, 9:00-¬10:30 am
Cineplex Theatre 7, Park Lane Mall, 5657 Spring Garden Road

01/07/2019
Accessibility Directorate – Built Environment Standard Development Committee: Call for Members

See below for an opportunity to join the Built Environment Standard Development Committee.  

Built Environment Standard Development Committee: call for members

Accessibility Directorate is responsible for implementing and administering the new Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. 

novascotia.ca 

12/21/2018
Career Opportunity: Faculty of Architecture, Dalhousie University

Please click here for a posting in the Faculty of Architecture with Dalhousie University.

Deadline to apply is January 2nd.

11/22/2018
EDM Career Opportunity

EDM, located in Halifax, NS, is offering the following career opportunity.

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