News from AILA Victoria

Naomi Barun



News from AILA Victoria Chapter 6 May 2022

Cool mornings and sunny afternoons have marked the start of autumn my favourite time of year. I’ve spent the last few weeks wandering around Melbourne. I feel like I’m still reconnecting with my old favourite places and discovering a few new places. A good reminder to connect with the beauty of those places we learn so much about and embed ourselves in the creation, curation and management of. A few trips down the Great Ocean Road and up the Hume allowed me to catch up with old colleagues in new roles reminding me that ad landscape architects the breadth of influence is increasing with a significant influence on shaping our environments. 

Many of us practice within an expanded field of landscape architecture and are at the forefront of many influential projects across the state. We share our unique way of thinking about challenges whilst embedding a beauty that I think comes from an application of technical knowledge, an understanding of human behaviour, weaved into the stories of these places.

On an AILA Executive the awards program is full steam ahead with entries to be revealed this month - make sure to check your inbox on May 25. We are also reviewing and preparing for the upcoming State election in November along with our colleagues at the AIA and PIA. There are also a number of live discussions with potential partners to promote and celebrate landscape architecture alongside the evolving Be A Landscape Architect program. We encourage members who would like to contribute to any of the Executive's current initiatives to email their interest to [email protected]. Lastly, if you are keen to be an ambassador to promote landscape architecture to school students, please click here.

Naomi Barun, AILA Vic Vice-President