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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 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 accomplishments 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 representing landscape architecture expertise from around the globe.

The award recipient will be notified by the IFLA president and invited to attend the IFLA World Congress where the winner will be announced and the award presented as a centerpiece of the proceedings. The winner will also make a presentation of his/her work at the Congress, which is taking place at the World Design Summit in Montreal, Canada, October 16-25, 2017.

Nominations for the 2017 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award must be submitted by January 15, 2017. Please refer to the IFLA website for the complete Call for Nominations, timetable, and submission requirements.

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 – 1996), IFLA President of Honour, served IFLA as founding president from 1948 to 1954. He was a trained architect, but his prime interest was in landscape and garden design. Sir Geoffrey was a founding member (1929) and then president of the British Institute of Landscape Architects (now the Landscape Institute) and was knighted for services to landscape architecture in 1979. In 1994, he was given the Royal Horticultural Society’s highest award, the Victoria Medal of Honour.

The 2017 Award is sponsored by the Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute. For more information about the Institute, please visit their website.

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