BCSLA Annual General Meeting 2016, Vancouver
Published On: 20 May 2016
The BCSLA Annual Conference provides an excellent opportunity for Landscape Architects, interns, students, design professionals and key stakeholders from the public and private sectors, academia, and the community to come together and share perspectives. This year's premiere event for Landscape Architects and allied design professionals in British Columbia was held at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel from March 31 to April 2, 2016.
This year, Stephen ventured out to Vancouver to participate in design charettes, workshops and events of the conference under the theme of "Shifting Currents". As the word "currents" suggests, this conference theme focused on rethinking our relationships with water, its influence in all aspects of our lives and landscapes and the potential consequences climate change will have in our relationship with, reaction to, and management of water in our landscapes and our community. Stephen enjoyed an informative program of keynote speakers, educational sessions and panel discussions, mobile/ walking tours, and the 'Out In Front Exhibition' of Projects from the Pacific Northwest brought together by the Conference.
A memorable highlight of the event was Mayor Gregor Robertson's declaration of April 1, 2016 as Landscape Architecture Day in Vancouver to commemorate the Conference. With all the pomp and ceremony of a Royal visit, Her Honour, The Honourable Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, provided the Welcome Address to delegates to open the Conference.