2022 Margaret Hendry Forum

2022 Margaret Hendry Forum

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) ACT invites you to attend the 2022 Margaret Hendry Forum. Margaret was an outstanding woman and a leader in the landscape profession in the ACT.

This annual lecture in her honour, is a key event in the AILA ACT calendar, with a range of female speakers from landscape and other sectors, on a selected theme. In past years this event has been well attended by built environment professionals and politicians, attracting local media interest. It is similar to the Australian Institute of Architects annual Griffin lecture.

Due to limited venue capacity please RSVP by 5pm 26th May.

This year our speakers will discuss ethical questions in the advocacy for living Infrastructure in our cities. These questions are inspired by distinguished professor Genevieve Bell's ethical questions on AI.

Invited speakers:

Barbara Schaffer, FAILA.

 Barbara Schaffer is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects FAILA and is Principle Landscape Architect for Government Architect NSW. Since graduating in landscape architecture from the University of New South Wales she has held positions in private practice and State Government and is the recipient of state and national awards for her built work and contribution to landscape architecture, education and the landscape architecture profession.

Jasmine Ong, RLA, National Director of AILA.

Jasmine Ong is a Registered Landscape Architect with experience in the UK, China and Australia in both government and private sectors. She is a Design Advisor and Senior Associate at Spiire, Melbourne, where she drives the vision, strategy and brand of the landscape studio. Jasmine sits on numerous industry committees for climate action, gender equity and continuing professional development. She is highly regarded in the industry after having worked in London as Director of Martha Schwartz Partners where she was responsible for numerous award-winning projects. She is passionate about environmental sustainability, artful landscapes and place making. Her work spans from small scale spaces to large, complex and strategic landscape planning which focuses on the creation of valuable public spaces with identity and a sense of place.

Claire Martin, FAILA National President of AILA.

Claire Martin is a Registered Landscape Architect with experience in the UK and Australia. She is the Associate Director of the Melbourne studio of OCULUS, where she has led the successful delivery of a range of education, health, cultural, infrastructure and public landscape projects. Claire is a member of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect’s Victorian Design Review Panel and a contributing editor of Landscape Architecture Australia. She is a regular guest lecturer at the Schools of Architecture & Design at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University where she has taught, is an invited critic, and a member of the Landscape Architecture Program Advisory Committee. She was a Co-Creative Director of This Public Life, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture’s Festival of Landscape Architecture, which brought together thinkers and practitioners from the arts and sciences; and the recipient of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ Jim Sinatra National Future Leaders Award.


Date: 26 May 2022
Time: 5:30pm Arrival , 6:00pm til 7:00pm, Drinks from 7:00 pm.
Venue: Palace Electric Cinema- Cinema 1, New Action Nishi, 2 Phillip Law Street
Cost: AILA Members: FREE
          Non members: $20

Registration for this event is essential. Registrations close 11.59pm 25 May.

At AILA we take the safety of our events seriously by working together with the venue hosts, AILA staff, and all our members and participants to ensure safety is top priority.  

We have implemented new measures to promote the health and wellbeing of all attendees and we therefore ask you to please read, familiarise, and adhere with the following: 


  • Venue Specific Safety /CovidSafe plan 
  • Relevant State Health Info webpage

For the safety of all attendees, please keep up to date with State and Government Announcements relating to COVID-19 and as the situation evolves, so will our  approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this.  

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Thursday, 26 May 2022
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Palace Electric Cinema 1
New Acton Nishi
2 Phillip Law Street
Canberra ACT 2601
2 CPD Points