The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), is soliciting nominations for its Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honor that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect. The Award recognizes a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture. The award is bestowed annually on an academic, public or private practitioner whose work and achievements are respected internationally.
Candidates may be nominated by IFLA Member Associations, Delegates, individual members and allied organizations, as well as independent sources. The award recipient will be identified through a nomination and jury selection process. The Award recipient will be notified by the IFLA President and invited to attend the IFLA World Congress, where the winner will be announced, the Award will be presented, and the winner will make a presentation of his/her work at a suitable function in conjunction with the Congress. The 2016 IFLA World Congress will be in Torino, Italy from April 20-23, 2016.
The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award was initiated in 2004 on a quadrennial basis. Its inaugural recipient was Peter Walker (USA) in 2005. In 2009 Prof. Bernard Lassus (France) was granted the Award. In 2010 the award was changed to an annual one. The 2011 recipient was Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (Canada), the 2012 recipient was Mihaly Mocsenyi (Hungary), the 2013 recipient was Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles (Portugal), the 2014 recipient was Sun Xiao Xiang (China), and the 2015 recipient was Mario Schjetnan (Mexico).
Nominations for the 2016 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award must be submitted by October 24. 2015.