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APALA Scholarship Fund: Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship

PETER KLYNSTRA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

Peter Klynstra

Klynstra spent more than 20 years as a design professor in Environmental Planning at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and then at Dalhousie University during which time he mentored many students. In his over 40 years of practice as a landscape architect, Peter Klynstra was involved in major projects relating to waterfront planning, institutional land planning and development research. In addition to his innovative design talents, Klynstra was highly sought after for his expertise in community consultation and was a strong advocate for the voice of the community in planning projects. He was a member of the National Capital Commission’s Design Advisory Committee from 1994-1996, and was a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. But perhaps he is best known for his energy and enthusiasm to help on projects large or small with his limitless stream of ideas and encouragement. In 2011 the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects bestowed its President’s Award upon Klynstra in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession.

Eligibility

The scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the second or later year of landscape architectural study in a recognized undergraduate or graduate program. The successful applicant will have excellent grades, take an active interest in professional activities and express the strong intention to practice in Atlantic Canada. If you share Peter’s passion for the profession of landscape architecture we’d like to hear from you.

Application Procedure

Information on the 2017 application procedure will be available in the summer of 2017.

Award

The award will be presented to the successful applicant during the fall semester, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

PAST AWARD WINNERS

2016:  Emma TarBush

APALA & LACF|FAPC have awarded the 2016 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship to Emma TarBush, a 2017 MLA candidate at the University of Guelph. Emma was chosen as this year’s recipient from a pool of excellent applicants.

Emma holds a BFA from NSCAD University, and intends to pursue professional employment in Atlantic Canada following completion of her degree at Guelph. In summer 2016 she was engaged in the development of a tourism wayfinding and signage strategy for Inverness County, on Cape Breton Island. Her thesis work is an extension of that project, “exploring how sound can be used as a design and educational tool, to draw people to cultural features in the landscape”. The grant will enable Emma to travel to her project site in Port Hood.

The Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established by the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF|FAPC).  The scholarship recognizes Peter’s long and influential career in landscape architecture and academia; inspiring clients, communities and students in Atlantic Canada.  In tribute to Peter’s influence as a mentor, the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to support an Atlantic Canadian student of landscape architecture enrolled in an accredited university program of study. For more information, please visit: http://www.apala.ca .

To make your contribution to the Klynstra Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductible contribution to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation.  Visit http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-now to contribute.

 

 

2015:  Aislin Livingstone

APALA & LACF have awarded the 2015 Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship to Aislin Livingstone, a 2017 MLA candidate at the University of Guelph. She was selected from a pool of excellent students. The award recognizes Aislin’s ties to Atlantic Canada and the passion for the profession which she has demonstrated in her academic work, employment and volunteer activities.

Aislin describes herself as passionate about design but with a pragmatic world view. Her interests in environmental planning and design took root at an early age, while she was growing up in an isolated tourist and fishing town in Costa Rica. Her world view has been enriched by life, work and study in diverse places, which will continue with the winter semester on exchange at Wageningen UR, the Netherlands. We look forward to her contributions to landscape architecture in Atlantic Canada.

The Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established by the Atlantic Provinces Association of Landscape Architects (APALA) in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF). The scholarship recognizes Peter’s long and influential career in landscape architecture and academia; inspiring clients, communities and students in Atlantic Canada. In tribute to Peter’s influence as a mentor, the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to support an Atlantic Canadian student of landscape architecture enrolled in an accredited university program of study. For more information, please visit: http://www.apala.ca .

To make your contribution to the Klynstra Memorial Scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductible contribution to the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation. Visit http://lacf.ca/membership-support/donate-online for additional details.

Nathan MacLeod

2014: Nathan MacLeod

Nathan MacLeod, MLA candidate at the University of Manitoba, was awarded the first Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship. Described as “an exceptional student… a strong, independent thinker who collaborates well with others” and with “a commitment to community”, Nathan was selected from a group of talented applicants with excellent academic credentials.

Nathan was born and raised in Nova Scotia and completed a Bachelor of Community Design (Honours, Urban Design) at Dalhousie University. While at Dalhousie he realized “I was more interested in how people used the spaces outside buildings than the buildings themselves”.

He has worked as a municipal planner, planning intern and landscape architecture intern during time away from school.  He “look(s) forward to returning and helping make the Atlantic Provinces even better – one design at a time”.

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