Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

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

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. 

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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.
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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.

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.

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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.

HRM Job Opportunity

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

Click here for more details. 

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

Canadian Playground Safety Course

The Canadian Playground Safety Institute (CPSI) is offering a course in Newfoundland and Labrador for participants who need to obtain their Canadian Certified Playground Inspector status, or who just want playground safety training.

This course will help ensure the safety of toddlers, children and youth across this province and in local neighbourhoods. If you know any professionals who are responsible for designing, selling, installing, maintaining and inspecting playground equipment, this is the course for them!

These dedicated people, and their employers can be confident they have the most up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge about playground safety when they complete the CPSI’s Playground Inspector Certification courses.

Theory Course – October 22-23, 2019
Practical Course – October 24-25, 2019

The Star of the Sea, Shamrock Room
455 Conception Bay Highway
Holyrood, NL

Registration deadline is October 11 and Recreation NL members will receive a discount on registration fees for these courses.

To find out more about this course or to register, please click here.

Community and Green Initiatives: Taking Entrepreneurial Risks in Architecture

This talk features award winning architect and partner at Solterre Design, Jennifer Corson, speaking on the opportunities which arise out of taking risks in an architectural career and in practice. Jennifer will focus on her architectural work in both Canada and Ghana, Africa, and how other entrepreneurial ventures have complemented her commitment to community building and sustainable design. 

Following the presentation there will be a discussion session focusing on opportunities which have arisen from different kinds of risks we take, whether calculated or not, in the management of our practices and design projects.  

September 10th, 2019
Begin at 6:30pm for Tour of Solterre Design, 3008 Oxford Street, Suite 202, Halifax, NS
At 7pm join us at neighbouring Jaza Energy, 6437 Cork Street, Halifax NS
Light refreshments will be provided by Solterre following the Talk and Discussion Session.

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