Nathan MacLeod, MLA candidate at the University of Manitoba, has been awarded the inaugural Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship. Described as an exceptional student with a commitment to community, Nathan is a strong, independent thinker. While completing his Bachelor of Community Design (Honours, Urban Design) at Dalhousie University, he realized his direction was evolving. “I was more interested in how people used the spaces outside buildings than the buildings themselves,” he said.

During time away from school, Nathan worked as a municipal planner, planning intern and landscape architecture intern. He was born in Nova Scotia, and says he look(s) forward to returning home, “and helping make the Atlantic Provinces even better – one design at a time”.  At the awards ceremony at the University of Manitoba Nathan said he was particularly proud to have been recognized by APALA through this scholarship award. 

The Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established by the APALA in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation (LACF).  The scholarship recognizes Peter’s long and influential career in landscape architecture and academia during which he inspired clients, communities and students in Atlantic Canada.  In tribute to Peter’s influence as a mentor, the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to support an Atlantic Canadian student of Landscape Architecture enrolled in an accredited university program of study. For more information, please visit

You are invited to make your contribution to the Klynstra Memorial Scholarship Fund by sending your tax-deductible contribution to LACF.  Link > donate online