LACF-FAPC Bourse Günter A. Schoch

Focus sur l'histoire de la profession au Canada

Kildonan Park Pavilion, Winnipeg, c.1970, Gunter Schoch’s design of surrounding landscape 

 Acknowledging our profession’s legacy from the past contributes to our ability to design better for tomorrow...

Context

The Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) established the Günter A. Schoch Bursary Fund under the auspices of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF) in 1994. It was done in recognition of the extensive legacy of Günter A. Schoch, and his enduring contribution to the profession in general, and in particular, to the MALA. The first bursary was awarded in December 1997.

Topic 

This bursary is dedicated to “landscape architectural research into the history and status of the profession in Canada."

Criteria 

A project is eligible for funding from this bursary when it consists of research into the history and status of the profession of landscape architecture in Canada including its organizations and notable practitioners.

Procedure

The grants jury reviews all grant applications to ensure that they meet the general award criteria and then determines whether a project is eligible for funding from this specific bursary. Applicants can specify that they wish to be considered for this funding. The Bursary is open to landscape architects, allied professionals, community driven initiatives and landscape architecture students.

Award amount 

A bursary of $1,500 is offered annually and can be combined with funding from the overall grants budget. This bursary fund is fully endowed.

Who was Günter A. Schoch

Günter Schoch, MALA, FCSLA, emigrated to Canada from his Germany in 1953 and soon after gained employment with the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation. He made many valuable contributions as a practitioner over the course of his career until his retirement in 1989.  He served for 20 years as MALA Treasurer (1978-97) and eight years as MALA’s first Executive Director (1989-97). At the national level, he accepted the office of LACF Treasurer in 1992, when he also became Secretary-Treasurer of the College of Fellows. He held these positions for 16 years until 2008. Günter Schoch passed away on September 7, 2017. He was 88 years old.  

Learn more >  Biography of Günter A. Schoch

Support 

Supporters of the Günther Schoch Bursary share a passion for the history of the profession of landscape architecture in Canada. LACF is grateful for their generosity and vision. 

  • MALA, Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects   
  • Günter Schoch, Member of Frances Blue Legacy Circle, contributed generously to this fund over the years 
  • Family and friends of Günther Schoch