2015 CSLA Awards of Excellence announced

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The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced the national and regional winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. This year, 11 projects received a national award – preeminent examples in Canadian landscape architecture, honouring distinctive design, ground-breaking research, and sustainable landscape management. These award-winning projects illustrate the range of what landscape architects do. They are helping to reshape our communities – defining the places we want to live, work and play. Winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. National and Regional awards are presented in three categories: Honour, Merit, and Citations.

The 2015 recipients are:

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Moving Forward: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the Landscape Architecture Profession

Moving Forward: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the Landscape Architecture Profession from UW College of Built Environments on Vimeo.

On February 12, 2015, a panel of Debra Guenther (Mithun), Rebecca Fuchs(Gustafson Guthrie Nichol) and Nate Cormier (SvR Design) joined by moderator Prof. Thaisa Way in a discussion envisioning the future of the landscape architecture profession. This conversation kicked off a new round of strategic planning by the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture.

WLA 18 Magazine showcases the diversity of landscape architecture

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The latest edition of WLA Magazine publishes projects from across the world including Australia, Sweden, Denmark, China, USA, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom. This unthemed edition showcases the diverisity of landscape architecture projects in scale, complexity and typology.

In this edition we have included projects from various design firms some are well known and others are rising landscape designers. Design firms featured WLA 18 include: LDA Design, POLA, HASSELL, Karres En Brands, Sasaki Associates, Rehwaldt LA, Atelier Loidl, Wanted, White Arkiteckter, Mandaworks, Tract Consultants, Rhodeside & Harwell, Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects, SLA, Mikel Alberdi and Cristina Jorge.

There is an amazing diversity ofprojects in the 18th edition of WLA Magazine from hanging trees in courtyards, rooftop gardens, cultural precincts, waterfronts, urban interventions, public realm, large and small squares and large scale urban design and planning.

WLA 18 is available in digital format only (in high resolution pdf) for $3.99USD. We also have a annual subscription that includes the next 6 editions of WLA Magazine for $20USD

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The WLA Magazine 2014 Annual now available in print

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Previously we published the digital edition of WLA Magazine | 2014 Annual, now we release the print edition available through HP Magcloud. The print magazine includes the key projects from the digital edition reformatted to be published in all their glory on paper. The 2014 Annual includes a wide range of projects from across the world including built and conceptual projects that showcase the diversity of landscape architecture.

WLA Magazine | 2014 Annual print edition (84 pages) is available for $USD20.00 (ex. postage). The print edition also includes a free digital edition for download.

How you can contribute to Landscape Architecture in 2015

With the first month of 2015 coming to a close and you’ve caught up on holiday email, the status of your projects and now you know your workload for the year; this is a great time of year to start looking at how you can help promote the passion you have have dedicated your life to – landscape architecture.

Here are some of the easy ways you can increase the profile of landscape architecture.

Go Local
There is a wide range of events and projects that occur at a local, city and regional level that you can be involved in as a citizen, but also as a landscape architect to provide your knowledge and expertise. Although we all get involved in our own project design charettes, it is also worthwhile attending local/regional community meetings for engineering, architecture and environmental projects to give the landscape architects view that could improve the design quality and overall outcome of a project in your community or city.

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Call For Submissions | Ground Up Journal

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GROUND UP is an annual print and web publication created by students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis. GROUND UP will accept submissions until February 2, 2015.

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Take our 2015 Outlook Survey for the Landscape Architecture Industry

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Last year we started the annual outlook survey to gain insight into the year ahead for the landscape architecture industry outlook. This year we are running the same survey to gain see how our readers feel about the year ahead. Below is a quick 9 question survey that we hope we can get as many firms, practitioners, consultants and contractors from different countries around the world to give us their outlook for 2015. The survey will run until January 31 with results to be published in early February.

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