IFLA SIR GEOFFREY JELLICOE AWARD 2017: PRESS RELEASE

NOMINATIONS DUE: 15 January 2017

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The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of landscape architecture, is soliciting nominations for its Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honour 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 centrepiece 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 from October 16-25, 2017.

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award was initiated on a quadrennial basis with Peter Walker (USA) the inaugural winner in 2005. Prof. Bernard Lassus (France) received the honour in 2009 before the Award become an annual accolade. The 2011 recipient was Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (Canada), then Mihaly Mocsenyi (Hungary) in 2012, Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles (Portugal) won in 2013 followed by Sun Xiao Xiang (China) in 2014. Mario Schjetnan (Mexico) received the Award in 2015 and Peter Latz (Germany) was celebrated as winner this year.

Nominations for the 2017 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award must be submitted by 15th January 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 1948-1954. 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.

For further information please contact: IFLA Executive Director, Ben Roberts: director@iflaonline.org

IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2017: http://iflaonline.org/award2017/