Resources for Landscape Architects

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12/08/2017
Halifax Urban Design Awards 2018

Click here for more information on the upcoming Halifax Urban Design Awards.

Deadline for submission:  January 31, 2018

12/08/2017
CSLA – Governor General’s Medal 2018

The CSLA calls for nominations for the 2018 Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture

Deadline: 16 April 2018

The Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) is the highest honour bestowed on a landscape architect by the CSLA. The medal is intended to honour exceptional landscape architects whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on Canadian society.

Download the nomination form

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Michelle Legault
Executive Director | Directrice générale, CSLA | AAPC
executive-director@csla-aapc.ca
12 Forillon, Ottawa ON K2M 2W5 / 1-866-781-9799

11/20/2017
Part-time Teaching Opportunities

Part-time Academics

Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

Posting Date:     October 16, 2017

Application Deadline: December 7th, 2017

 

Position: Part-time Academics -Winter 2018

Department:  Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

 

Pay Rate:  In accordance with the CUPE collective agreement

 

Work Assignment:   This Part-time Academic will teach Lectures for LARC 2001 History of Landscape Architecture for the period of January- April 2018.  The class is currently scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays (2:35-3:55pm) – Lectures.  The Part-time Academic will be responsible for all aspects of teaching and administering the class, including lectures, field tours, test preparation and evaluation.  The position reports to the Chair of the Department.

 

At least one year Professional experiencea and/or in teaching in a postsecondary educational institution. Excellent oral, written communication skills, Collegiality and interpersonal skills.  A minimum of Masters in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Horticulture or related fields required.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing by the application deadline to:

Dr. Raj Lada, Chair

Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Dalhousie University

50 Pictou Rd, Suite 219

Truro, NS   B2N 2R8

E-mail:  raj.lada@dal.ca  & margaret.savard@dal.ca   Fax: (902) 893-1404

 

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a disability, racially visible persons and women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

 

 

Part-time Academics

Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

Posting Date:     October 16, 2017

Application Deadline: December 7th, 2017

Position: Part-time Academics -Winter 2018

Department:  Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Pay Rate:  In accordance with the CUPE collective agreement

 

Work Assignment:   This Part-time Academic will teach Lectures for LARC 2001 History of Landscape Architecture for Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China using Distance and blended learning modes for the period of February – June 2018.  The class is generally taught either early in the mornings or late in the evenings due to time difference.  The Part-time Academic will be responsible for all aspects of teaching and administering the class, including lectures, field tours, test preparation and evaluation.  The position reports to the Chair of the Department.

At least one year experience in teaching in a postsecondary educational institution. Excellent oral, written communication skills, Collegiality and interpersonal skills.  A minimum of Masters in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Horticulture or related fields required.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing by the application deadline to:

Dr. Raj Lada, Chair

Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Dalhousie University

50 Pictou Rd, Suite 219

Truro, NS   B2N 2R8

E-mail:  raj.lada@dal.ca  & margaret.savard@dal.ca   Fax: (902) 893-1404

 

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University.  Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a disability, racially visible persons and women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

 

 

 

Part-time Academics

Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

Posting Date:     October 16, 2017

Application Deadline: December 7th, 2017

Position: Part-time Academics -Winter 2018

Department:  Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Pay Rate:  In accordance with the CUPE collective agreement

 

Work Assignment:   This Part-time Academic will teach Lectures for LARC 3001 Landscape Presentation Techniques for the period of January- April 2018.  The class is currently scheduled for  Lectures on Wednesdays (08:35-11:25am)  and Labs on Mondays (02:35-4:25pm).  The Part-time Academic will be responsible for all aspects of teaching and administering the class, including lectures, labs, field tours, test preparation and evaluation.  The position reports to the Chair of the Department.

At least one year Professional experience or in teaching in a postsecondary educational institution. Excellent oral, written communication skills, Collegiality and interpersonal skills.  A minimum of Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA) or related fields required.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing by the application deadline to:

Dr. Raj Lada, Chair

Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Dalhousie University

50 Pictou Rd, Suite 219

Truro, NS   B2N 2R8

E-mail:  raj.lada@dal.ca  & margaret.savard@dal.ca   Fax: (902) 893-1404

 

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a disability, racially visible persons and women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

 

 

11/14/2017
Dalhousie University Lecture – November 16th

Students, staff, faculty, and architectural friends,

You are invited to a lunch-hour lecture:

Richard Kroeker
Professor Emeritus, School of Architecture, Dalhousie University
“The Shape of Information: Constructing a Thesis”

Thursday, November 16, 12:30-1:30

Room HB4

Main floor, Medjuck Architecture Building
5410 Spring Garden Road

View the poster.

11/14/2017
ASLA Webinar and Events

ASLA Webinar with Jim Urban

Urban Street Tree Planting: Correcting Myths and Misconceptions – 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Despite 35 years of research, books, articles and lectures, the profession still maintains many myths and misconceptions about designing with trees in urban spaces. Tree health is still at risk from all too common and obsolete design errors. This webinar will point out the most common of these errors, and provide best practice recommendations to develop truly sustainable urban landscapes. Based on the six most critical concepts of designing for healthy trees, this session will teach sound, science-based designs, details, and specifications. Better informed designers will have the tools to incorporate science and sustainability principles into the aesthetic principles that guide the design of these important landscape spaces.
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Planning for Successful Street Trees in Arid Climates

Planting trees and other large plant material in built-up urban areas in arid climates is always a challenge. More often than not, the constraints are numerous and the opportunities are few. When a project is initially conceived, consideration must be given to all constraints, long before preliminary design plans begin. By developing a realistic plan of attack at this early conceptual stage, a truly successful project can transform those constraints into opportunities.
What are these constraints, and how should we respond to them?
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Historic Santa Rosa Courthouse Square Redesign

The Santa Rosa Courthouse reunification is a long-awaited project to restore the city’s downtown square to its original layout, changing it from a space split in half by a four lane road to one continuous 1.5 acre site. The plaza had been bisected by Mendocino and Santa Rosa Avenues since the mid-60s, when the city’s second courthouse was demolished. Santa Rosa’s first courthouse, which is commemorated with a large X-shaped lawn in the middle of the plaza, was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The redesigned square features new lighting and decorative light posts, a fountain, electrical plug-ins, a Wi-Fi hub, trees and green space, and more. It is hoped the new layout will help to revitalize Santa Rosa’s downtown core by attracting more pedestrian traffic and business to the surrounding area.

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Upcoming Events
November 17 (New York, NY): 4 CEU’s and a Beer: Stormwater in the Heart of the City – A Green Guide
November 29 – December 1 (Toronto, ON): Construct Canada

Links We’re Talking About
• DeepRoot is hiring a Sales and Project Associate and a Territory Account Manager
5 Rules for Designing Great Cities
• Even more support for the healing power of nature.

11/04/2017
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Planners Workshop

Planning for an age supportive community

Join NLAPP as we delve into the challenges of an aging population and recognize ways to plan for our projected demographics as the population of seniors increase in Newfoundland and Labrador. The day-long workshop will include presentations from developers, landscape architects, transportation engineers, academics, members from the health and social policy industries and an interactive session in the afternoon. See attached for more information.

10/20/2017
AECOM Career Opportunity

Position Title : Landscape Architect in Halifax, NS

Job Summary:

AECOM is providing a wide variety of Landscape Architectural services throughout its offices in Canada and is currently seeking a creative, talented and motivated full time Landscape Architect to join our team of professionals in our Halifax’s office. The appropriately qualified candidate will be exposed to a variety of project types and will work collaboratively with our professional staff in a fun working environment. Specifically, you will have experience in a wide range of landscape architecture projects, from conceptual design to detail design and contract administration including site inspections and attending project meetings as required.

Having a passion for your profession, you will find that Halifax is an ideal place to work and live that has the features of a big city in a small and compact city setting. Nestled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, it is a cosmopolitan port city that offers the best of two worlds – a rich history with a close connection to the sea and a vibrant, young culture. You will find a smart and cool city with a highly educated workforce, a breathtaking oceanfront scenery, a relaxed ‘east coast’ style of living with vibrant music scene, amazing restaurants, museums and galleries.

The appropriately qualified candidate will report to the Halifax Office Manager and will be dedicated to landscape architecture practices. You will work collaboratively with the Halifax professionals as well as from other’s offices on a variety of development projects, and also independently on landscape architecture projects as the lead.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

·        Parks Planning, Environmental Planning and Design and Construction

·        Project types: Artificial Turf Fields; Splash Pads; Skate Parks; Children Playgrounds; Linear Parks and Streetscapes

·        Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Landscape Design

·        Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees, clients, allied professionals, officials and the community

·        Meeting with new and existing private and public sector clients

·        Presenting to clients, stakeholders, community associations, municipal committees and councils

·        Assisting in the development of new landscape architecture business including: responding to requests for proposals and preparation of proposals

·        Complete site assessments, tree identification, and site inventory

·        Preparation of site analysis, concept drawings, and master plans

·        Preparation of contract documents, including: technical working drawings (layout and material plans, grading plans, planting plans and details), specifications and cost estimates; and conduct construction administration, including field review

Minimum Requirements:

·        Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

·        5+ years of proven applied experience in Landscape Architecture

·        Landscape construction / contract administration experience

·        Full member of the APALA or eligible for CSLA component full membership

·        Excellence in design and knowledge of technical detailed design and construction methods and practices (grading and layout plans, planting plans, construction details)

·        Experience with project coordination that involve client meetings, group presentations, and the resolution of typical issues/challenges that includes high quality design products

·        Highly developed graphic, verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences including clients, communities, and peers

·        Strong project management experience and the ability to manage competing deadlines and project budgets

·        Effective verbal and written communication skills

·        Ability to be proactive, confident and self-motivated with leadership qualities

·        Comfortable working in a team environment

·        Desire and ability to work independently and as part of a larger design team

·        Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, write clearly, and resolve problems creatively

·        High degree of competency in AutoCAD (mandatory), Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, hand drawing, and 3D modeling (Sketch Up, Rhino), and Excel

·        ISA Certification

·        French language proficiency

Interested candidates can apply on the following Web site:

http://aecom.jobs/halifax-ns/landscape-architect/C46C31A229F64F2D9B95D5973F757978/job/?utm_campaign=LinkedIn.com&utm_medium=Social+Media&utm_source=LinkedIn.com-DE

Nathalie Boutros
Bilingual Recruiting Coordinator, Canada / Midwest

Design and Consulting Services, Americas

D +1-905-747-7682
M +1-416-268-9700

Nathalie.Boutros@aecom.com

10/20/2017
Call for Submissions: 2018 Awards of Excellence

The Board of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) invites submissions for the 2018 Awards of Excellence.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 5, 2018.

Submissions will be judged and awarded at two levels:

  • National Awards (up to three per category), and
  • Jury’s Award of Excellence (one per year).

SUBMIT a project to the competition

Legacy Project Award

The CSLA is also accepting nominations for the Legacy Project Award, which recognizes distinguished landscape architecture projects.

CLICK HERE to learn more

10/20/2017
Ecological Restoration Course at University of Victoria

The University of Victoria is currently accepting registrations for our Fall and Winter online courses in the Ecological Restoration Professional Certificate Program at the University of Victoria – see attached for more information.

UVic Ecological Restoration

Tusa Shea, PhD
Program Coordinator

Arts & Science Programs
Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
Tel 250-721-8463
Email ecorestoration@uvic.ca
Web  continuingstudies.uvic.ca/sustainability

10/20/2017
LARC Part-time Career Opportunities

There are currently three postings for the Landscape Architect Part Time Academic teaching positions. Please note:  The closing date is 24 October 2017.

LARC postings Oct 2017 

 

Margaret Savard

Administrator

Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Agriculture

Dalhousie University

PO Box 550, Truro, NS, B2N 5E3

902.893.7208

 

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