International Award for Oberlander

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) has selected AIBC Honorary Member Cornelia Hahn Oberlander as recipient of its Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award for 2011. This is the federation’s highest honour, 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. This year’s selection acknowledges Oberlander’s life-long commitment to, and achievement in, all aspects of the profession. Of particular note was her demonstrated professional commitment to environmentalism and sustainability. As a female pioneer in the field of landscape architecture, Oberlander has been associated with innovative and acclaimed projects worldwide for more than six decades.

June 2011 Advisory Design Panel Appointments

The AIBC congratulates Michael Green MAIBC who was nominated by the institute and appointed to serve on the University of British Columbia Advisory Design Panel as of June 2011. Thank you to all applicants who expressed interest in volunteering to represent the profession.

Harmony House Tours (Burnaby)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, together with Insightful Healthy Homes and Habitat Design + Consulting Ltd., invite you to tour of Harmony House. This project, a winning selection in CMHC’s EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing competition, is now at the pre-drywall stage. This industry-focused tour will provide an inside look at the project’s innovative insulation systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems and high-performance windows. Many of the suppliers and those involved in the house design and construction will be available to answer questions. Tours are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011. The house is located at 7990 Joffre Avenue, Burnaby. There is no cost. However, space is limited. Note: WorkSafeBC regulations require participants to wear hard hats and work boots. CMHC has a very limited supply of hard hats, so participants must bring their own work boots.