LEWA Competition Projects


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.

Throughout the process, the students submitted their bios, rational for their chosen location, and a concept teaser prior to the final submission.

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.