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IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2019 - Nominations now open

Posted 08 02 2019

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Nominations due: April 1, 2019

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 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honor that IFLA 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, or practitioner, whose work and achievements are respected internationally.

Nominations can be made by any individual, as well as by IFLA member associations, delegates, individual members, and allied organizations. The award recipient will be identified through a nomination and jury selection process. The 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 their work.

The 2019 IFLA World Congress will be hosted in Oslo, September 18–20, 2019

Previous winners include Anne Whiston Spirn (2018), Dirk Sijmons (2017), Peter Latz (2016), Mario Schjetnan (2015), Sun Xiao Xiang (2014), Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles (2013), Mihály Mőcsényi (2012), Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (2011), Bernard Lassus (2009), and Peter Walker (2005). The Jellicoe Award was initiated in 2004.

Nominations for the 2019 Jellicoe Award must be submitted by April 1, 2019. Refer to the IFLA website for the complete call for nominations, timetable, and submission requirements.



The award commemorates the outstanding contributions to IFLA of the President of Honour Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe of Great Britain (1900–96) who served IFLA as founding president from 1948­–54. Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe was a leading landscape architect with a career spanning almost 70 years. Jellicoe was a trained architect, but his prime interest was in landscape architecture. Jellicoe’s rich career enabled the creation of many inspiring projects, from Cheddar Gorge to the Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede, thought to be one of his greatest works. He was a founding member, as well as president of the British Institute of Landscape Architects. He was knighted for services to landscape architecture in 1979. In 1994 he was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award, the Victoria Medal of Honour.