IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2012 – Nominations due December 31, 2011

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (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 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. The award is bestowed annually on an academic, public or private practitioner whose work and achievements 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. The Award recipient will be notified by the IFLA President and invited to attend the IFLA World Congress, where the winner will be announced, the Award will be presented, and the winner will make a presentation of his/her work at a suitable function in conjunction with the Congress.

The 2012 IFLA World Congress will be in Cape Town, South Africa during September 5-7.

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award was initiated in 2004 on a quadrennial basis. Its inaugural recipient was Peter Walker (USA) in 2005. In 2009 Prof. Bernard Lassus (France) was granted the Award. In 2010 the award was changed to an annual one. The 2011 recipient was Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (Canada).

Nominations for the 2012 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award must be submitted by December 31, 2011. Refer to the IFLA website http://www.iflaonline.org/  for the complete Call for Nominations and submission requirements.

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1910 – 1996), IFLA President of Honour, served IFLA as founding President from 1948-1954. He was a trained architect, town planner, landscape architect and garden designer, but his prime interest was in landscape and garden design. Jellicoe was a founding member (1929) and then President of the British Institute of Landscape Architects (the ILA – now the LI) 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:
Christine Bavassa
IFLA Executive and Communication Secretary