Resources for Landscape Architects

Opportunities for Landscape Architects:

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.


Seminar with Jenn Wicks Coaching – Sep 10 and 11, 2019, St. John’s Farmers Market Community Room, 245 Freshwater Rd., St. John’s

ALBNL approved for 3 Core Learning Hours for each session!

SESSION #1: SEP 10, 2019 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM:
The first session of two will support participants to identify key areas where higher-conflict relationships are getting in the way of effective collaboration and healthy communication. Learning from past experiences of the team, we will create a vision for an idyllic relationship with stakeholders and work backwards from that vision. Session one will focus on communication –specifically around the commitments of active listening, powerful questioning, and how we take and share responsibility.

SESSION #2: SEP 11, 2019, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM:
Building on the previous session, session two will focus on leadership approaches and tools that will support action, particularly in the area of managing difficult conversations and designing actions that will positively impact future projects and working relationships. Being able to manage difficult conversations can decrease stress, increase productivity and improve relationships. When we practice these skills, the business results are positively impacted, and we maintain and grow healthy relationships with stakeholders.

Jenn Wicks Coaching provides team training and coaching (1:1 or in groups) with organizations. Her clients develop their capabilities in self-awareness, cultivating positive relationships, co-creating outstanding teams, and practicing authentic leadership (declared the “gold standard” in leadership by Harvard Business Review) in all aspects of their lives.

See attachment for complete details. Registration Fee:  $200 + HST and (Students/Interns) $100 + HST. Please email:

Lynda Hayward-Kirkland |Hon. MRAIC | Executive Director
T: 709.726.8550 | F: 709.726.1549| |

National Urban Design Awards: Call for Submissions

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) are pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2020 National Urban Design Awards (NUDA).

The deadline to submit online is November 21, 2019.

Learn more…

LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership


The $25,000 LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership offers mid-career and senior-level landscape architects space, time, and support to explore big questions and put bold ideas into action. LAF is now accepting applications for the next fellowship cohort, which will run from spring 2020 to spring 2021. Applications are due September 15.

Design Competition

The design competition for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan was recently launched by the Department of Canadian Heritage. 

The Department of Canadian Heritage, in cooperation with Veterans Affairs Canada and the National Capital Commission, invites teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects, 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 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) link at

Scholarship Announcements

APALA and LACF are pleased to announce the sixth annual competition for the Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship.

APALA and our partner organizations are also pleased to announce the third annual competition for the Atlantic Landscape LACF Dalhousie Scholarship.More information can be found here.


Landscape Architecture Foundation Webinar: Speaking the language of real estate developers

Join LAF and three expert panelists at 4PM ET on Friday, June 28 for a deep dive into the perspectives of real estate developers.

Landscape architects can serve as powerful partners in creating places that generate a high return on investment but often don’t know how to express the value of their work in language compelling to developers. In this webinar, three experts will offer insights on how landscape architects can translate their work and reach their greatest potential.

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



Connie Chung
Principal, HR&A Advisors
Connie is a leader in HR&A’s nationwide planning and open space practice with expertise in implementation strategies for public-private partnerships. Core to her work is the pursuit of inclusive economic development.

Steven Spears
Principal, GroundWork Development Company
As an independent design consultant, Steven integrates local values of economy, sustainability, culture, and human sensory into his work. Prior to his work as a consultant, he was a firm leader at Design Workshop.

Patrick Phillips
President, Phillips Development Strategies; former CEO, Urban Land Institute
From 2009 to 2018, Patrick served as Global Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Land Institute. Prior to this role, his career focused on economic analysis of real estate and land use, including serving as CEO of ERA AECOM.

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