Coinciding with the BCSLA Annual Conference, we held a student design competition. The conference theme of ‘Changing Currents’ was incorporated by asking participants to choose a water issue, either water excess (rising sea levels + larger storms) or water shortages (depleting aquifers + low reservoirs).
This issue was then designed into a public art installation that educates the public on the issue itself and landscape architecture as a profession.
Here at Symmetry, we believe in the value of art to make an impact. Art is a visual language that can communicate complex issues in a unique way. The students were to use this language to express the relationship that the Metro Vancouver region has with water.
We sponsored the top three entries (as chosen by a few local landscape architects) to attend the BCSLA Annual Conference where the attendees then voted on their entries. Heather Scott, with Light Wave, was the final winner of our $500 scholarship prize!
Click on the images below to see the boards at full size.