About the AILA Landscape Architecture Awards Program

The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia.

The Awards process is an opportunity for public and peer recognition of landscape architect’s work, and demonstrates to industry, business, government and the wider community the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through the planning and design of the built and natural environments. Winners of the Vic Chapter awards program will proceed to the National Awards program. 

Stage 1: Enter the Awards

$350 + GST
2023 entries open 7 February
Entries close at 11:59pm AEDT, 15 March 2023 

Entries are opening 7 February

Stage 2: National Awards

Winners of the Chapter awards programs will be proceeding to the National Awards program.

International entrants are announced in the national program.

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2022 AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Award for Urban Design | South Melbourne Life Saving Club | Site Office | Bunurong Boon Wurrung Country | Photo: John Gollings

2022 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards

Live from Wednesday 22 June, 11:30am AEST.

 

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2022 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards

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Awards Information

Enter the Awards

Entrants must complete an online entry form and pay the entry fee.  For full entry requirements view the Entry Guide.  Should your entry win at Chapter level, it will automatically progress to the National Awards. 

Key awards dates

Don’t miss an important upcoming Awards date. View all the Chapter and National important events: entries opening, entry deadlines, and Awards presentations.

National Awards Jury

The Landscape Architecture Awards jury serves an important role in determining Awards in recognition of exceptional Landscape Architecture practice. The jury awards practices and members in confirmation of talent, commitment, and design excellence.

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Awards Categories

16 National Awards categories across varying disciplines are awarded Landscape Architecture Awards and Awards of Excellence in recognition of outstanding work in these areas. The National Awards program includes a category of International.

Awards Guides & Policies

To assist in your preparation of your submission, please read important Landscape Architecture Awards program documents.

Past Landscape Architecture Awards

Reflect on historical Awards programs, listing all National and Chapter winners.

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2021 AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Award for Health and Education Landscape | 2MLC Nicholas Learning Centre and Principal’s Terrace | Taylor Cullity Lethlean | Kulin Nation | Photo: Peter Bennetts

2022 VIC Future Leader Award

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This award recognises achievement in design, planning, communications, and research that is based upon the development of innovative, creative and practical solutions to landscape architectural challenges. 

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Awards Categories

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2020 AILA SA Award of Excellence for Health and Education Landscape | 2020 Healthy Parks Healthy People SA Award Winner | Paringa Park Primary School | Peter Semple Landscape Architects | Kaurna | Photo: Jason Tyndall

Health and Education Landscape

Projects in this category are constructed landscape projects in and surrounding institutional spaces including educational, health or aged care facilities. Projects in this category demonstrate how the design contributes to the usability and operation of the facility and the wellbeing of the user.

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2022 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape | 2022 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape | Mollison Park | RPS | Turrbal and Yuggera people | Photo: Scott Burrows

Civic Landscape

Projects in this category are constructed urban landscape projects that are public in nature and capture and contribute to the culture and amenity of the urban environment around them. Projects will demonstrate how the landscape architecture has contributed to the overall outcomes.

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2021 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Parks and Open Space | 2021 AILA WA Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space | Bina Parkland | Ecoscape | Whadjuk Nyoongar | Photo: Michael Macaulay

Parks and Open Space

Projects in this category are constructed public parks and open space, or strategic open space projects that balance the demand for recreation, culture and the environment.

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Play Spaces | 2020 AILA SA Landscape Architecture Award for Play Spaces | Para Wirra Nature Playspace | TCL | Kaurna Nation | Photo: Emily Taylor

Play Spaces

Projects in this category are constructed play spaces or strategies which promote the notion of active play and embraces the temporal elements of the active play space.

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Infrastructure | 2020 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Civic Landscape | Aerodrome Road Intersection | Hassell | Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi | Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones

Infrastructure

Projects in this category are constructed landscape infrastructure projects, landscape strategies or works associated with civil infrastructure that demonstrates the successful integration of landscape values and which contribute to a future sustainability.

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Cultural Heritage | 2020 AILA WA Award of Excellence for Cultural Heritage | UWA Cultural Heritage Mapping | UDLA | Whadjuk Nyoongar | Photo: Jason Thomas

Cultural Heritage

Projects in this category are constructed projects or strategies that demonstrate the restoration, conservation, enhancement, maintenance, or adaptive reuse of culturally significant sites.

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2022 AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award for Land Management | University of Newcastle - Delprat Garden | University of Newcastle, School of Architecture & Built Environment | Awabakal Country | Photo: Miranda Cunningham

Land Management

Projects in this category are constructed projects or strategies for the restoration, conservation or management of significant landscapes that demonstrate a tangible physical outcome. The project may recognise and reconcile the natural and cultural values of communities and the landscape in which they are placed.

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2022 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Tourism | 2022 AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Award for Tourism | Lake Tyrrell Tourism Infrastructure Design | Thomson Hay Landscape Architects | Wergaia Peoples (Boorong clan) | Photo: Anne Morley

Tourism

Projects in this category are constructed or strategic projects that demonstrate excellence in landscape design and demonstrate a tangible contribution to tourism, either nationally or in the local region that significantly enhances the profile of the area.

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Urban Design | 2020 AILA WA Award of Excellence for Urban Design | The Rocks Laneway | UDLA | Yamatji | Photo: Josh Monagan

Urban Design

Projects in this category are constructed or strategic projects that demonstrate how the design, construction management and built outcome of the landscape, contributes to the wellbeing of the urban setting through the improvement of social interaction, economic activity, liveability, accessibility and safety. Projects will have a specific focus on how landscape architecture has contributed to the urban design outcome.

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Landscape Planning | 2020 AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Award for Infrastructure | Maribyrnong Waterfront IWM | REALMstudios | Kulin Nation | Photo: REALMstudios

Landscape Planning

Projects in this category are constructed or strategic projects and include strategic design and guiding policy documents and visual assessments for urban development, residential and planned communities, local community and rural or regional planning.

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Research, Policy and Communications | 2020 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Research, Policy and Communications | Sunshine Coast Design Strategy and Book | Sunshine Coast Council | Jinibara and Kabi Kabi people | Photo: Andrew Maccoll

Research, Policy and Communications

Projects in this category include published works in research and or practice that extend the knowledge base and advocacy of landscape architecture.

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Community Contribution | 2020 AILA WA Award of Excellence for Community Contribution | Saint Joseph’s Nature Play Master Plan | Ecoscape Australia Pty Ltd | Miriwoong | Photo: Nicole Croudace

Community Contribution

Projects in this category included constructed projects or strategies delivered either: As a pro bono service (or significantly reduced fee) to the community OR have positively impacted a disadvantaged individual or group of users who wouldn’t normally have access to design expertise Entrants should be able to clearly demonstrate the benefit provided by the project to the communities, cultural groups and/or neighbourhoods in which they are located in or serve (e.g. through client letters of support explicitly referring to benefits gained).

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2020 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Small Projects | System Garden Rainforest Walk | SBLA Studio | Wurundjeri | Photo: Wade Trevean

Small Projects

Projects in this category include those considered to be 'small' in terms of size or budget. Projects are recognised that have been constrained by size or budget restrictions but have achieved a level of invention and creativity beyond these constraints.

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2020 National Landscape Architecture Award for Gardens | 2020 QLD Award of Excellence for Gardens | Domic | James Birrell Design Lab | Kabi Kabi | Photo: Scott Burrows

Gardens

Projects in this category include constructed private and public gardens that contribute to the role and understanding of the garden in contemporary society and culture.

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2020 AILA National Award of Excellence for International | Feng River Park | GVL Gossamer | Sha'anxi Province, China | Photo: GVL Gossamer

International

Projects in this category include constructed or strategic projects that demonstrate a contribution to landscape architecture internationally. Please note the International Awards are part of the National Awards program and are not judged at the state level.

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2022 AILA National Award of Excellence for Tourism | 2022 AILA Victoria Award of Excellence for Tourism | 2022 AILA National Regional Achievement Award | Grampians Peaks Trail (Gariwerd) | McGregor Coxall, Noxon Giffen | Barengi Gadjin Land Council, Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation & Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation | Photo: Shannon McGrath

Regional Achievement

This is a cross category award given in recognition of landscape architecture that has made a significant difference to improving the healthy communities and/or built and natural environments of regional Australia. Chapter Executives in collaboration with the Chapter Jury will determine the eligible key regions for their Chapter program.

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2016 National Award of Excellence for Civic | 2015 QLD Award of Excellence for Civic | Lady Cilento Children's Hospital | Landscape Architect: Conrad Gargett | Turrbal | Photo: Christopher Frederick Jones

Climate Positive Design

This is a cross category Award given in recognition of landscape architecture projects that have shown significant contribution to climate positive design. Entrants may opt in to this award and provide additional documentation on how their project has shown a strong effort toward climate mitigation, climate adaptation while also contribution to social, environmental and or economic benefits. Refer to the entry guide (page 4) for additional documentation required to submit for this award.

Additional Awards Categories

2022 VIC Chapter Future Leaders Awards (Student & Graduate)

This award recognises achievement in design, planning, communications and research that is based upon the development of innovative, creative and practical solutions to landscape architectural challenges. Nomination form



2023 VIC Awards Jury

To be announced in 2023

Lisa Howard - Director

Jury Chair

Lisa is an award-winning landscape architect and Director at Australia’s highly acclaimed landscape architecture and urban design practice, TCL.  Lisa leads a team of talented creatives to deliver large scale, industry-leading open space designs.  

Over her 17 years at TCL, Lisa has worked with a diverse range of clients and leading cultural institutions to design and deliver progressive strategies to reinvigorate open space for across Australia and internationally.

Lisa leads projects from the master-planning phase, through to all stages of the design and on-site delivery. Her expertise is reflected in the innovative designs of the Eastern Residential Precinct & the Forum at Monash University; the Bendigo Botanic Gardens – Garden for the Future; Riverbank Pedestrian Bridge in Adelaide; Shanghai 2010 Expo Australia pavilion, China; Melbourne Square, Southbank; and the on-going $86M Werribee Open Range Zoo Expansion.  

Stephen Tan - Senior Associate, Practice Leader Landscape Architecture

Stephen Tan is a Registered Landscape Architect with 15 years of post-graduate experience in the private sector, working in Melbourne, Sydney and Amsterdam. Currently, he is a Senior Associate at Hassell, and works as a ‘Design Advocate’ across various project teams (architecture, Interiors, landscape and urban design) to promote design clarity in process and thought, as well as design excellence in built outcomes. A few highlights of Stephen’s project experience includes design lead for the Melbourne Metro Public Realm Program, Darling Harbour Live Public Realm, Bakery Hill Renewal Precinct in Ballarat, Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park, University of Melbourne Tin Alley Masterplan and the Burnley Living Roofs Project.

Skye Haldane – Principal Strategic Design

Skye Haldane is Principal Strategic Design at City of Melbourne. She works across the multi award winning inhouse team in the delivery of the city's public projects, and plays a key role advisory role for major projects and city strategy. She is a landscape architect with a passions for how design can allow everyone to pursue their potential. She is committed to delivering and advocating for design quality that celebrates inclusion, sustainability and connection to place. She is a founding member and current chair of AILA Vic's Connection to Country committee, national committee member, and has contributed to design discourse and review on awards juries and public discussions. Skye has over 20 years experience in leading design for key civic spaces, city development and major infrastructure projects. Her work has received numerous awards, including Australia's Best Playground for Natureplay at Royal Park. 

Peter Elliott - Principal

Peter Elliott is a Melbourne architect and recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal from the Australian Institute of Architects. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Practice at the faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Architecture by the University of Melbourne. He has a special interest in the design of the public realm, and has lectured and written extensively on contemporary architecture and urban design.

Kirstine Wallis  - Wyndham City Council / Melbourne University

Kirstine Wallis is a landscape architect and artist from Birraranga (Melbourne) and lives on Wadawurrung Country in Geelong, with a passion for increasing biodiversity, cultural authenticity, and narrative into the Victorian landscape. Her mother’s heritage has connection to Yorta Yorta Country, along with pre-colonial Irish/Scottish, and ancestry way back to Lutruwita (Tasmania). Her dad’s side has colonial links to England and Captain Cook’s family. She embraces her complex ancestry; the cultural dichotomy fuels her research and practice and her perspective serves as a bridge between cultures. Kirstine works for Wyndham City Council in the Landscape Urban Subdivisions Department, as well as being a teaching fellow for University of Melbourne’s faculty of architecture and planning, contributing to subjects such as Designing With Country: Resilience Studio. Kirstine also serves on the UoM Landscape Industry Advisory Board, is a Director of the Board for Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV).

Mark Corea - Unit Manager, Parks & City Forest, City of Whittlesea

Mark Corea has tertiary qualifications in Science and Horticulture and professional experience managing parks, landscaping and open space, in local government, institutional, recreational and private sector businesses in 2 countries. Mark is a Certified Parks Professional with World Urban Parks as well as a Certified Arborist with International Society of Arboriculture, with a passion for urban forestry and green infrastructure management, in an urban context. His core competencies include a strong professional knowledge of the parks sector, community engagement, keen customer focus, leading and navigating change, coaching and developing leaders, setting strategic direction and achieving results that deliver value to organisations. Mark has also been a judge for Parks & Leisure Australia for their Awards of Excellence, the last three years.

Emily Floyd - Artist

Emily Floyd is an artist, sculptor and educator working on unceded Kulin land. She explores the history of play, employing it as a frame for investigations into public philosophy, socially engaged design, typography and the legacies of modernism. Drawing parallels between educational models and contemporary art, Floyd’s works generate spaces for engagement and interaction. Floyd’s work is in the permanent collections of: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Bendigo Art Gallery; The Michael Buxton Contemporary Australian Art Collection, Melbourne Monash University Collection, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Detached Museum, Hobart; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and The British Museum, London. Emily Floyd is Senior Lecturer in the Fine Art Program at Monash Art Design and Architecture. She is an Australia Council and Myer Fellow. 

Prue Batchelor – Future Leader Winner (Observer)

In support of the development and mentoring of emerging talent, AILA Victoria is pleased to announce Prue Batchelor from FFLA as an Observing Graduate Jury member. Prue is already demonstrating leadership within the Landscape Architectural profession and was the recipient of the Future Leaders Graduate Award in 2021. Her her inclusion in this year’s jury provides a great opportunity to continue to engage with and involve those recognised as our industries future leaders in the awards process. Prue demonstrates a clear and empathetic understanding of the issues and a willingness to explore practical solutions and we look forward to working with Prue and our other Jurors during the 2022 Awards season. Entries open until 8 March 2022. 

Entry Process

Entry into the AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program is limited to a person, or a team where the landscape architectural component is under the substantive control or direction of a person, who is a Registered Landscape Architect or Member (financial) and principal of the practice (who is an owner or formal licensee of the copyright in the work being entered).

To be eligible for entry, projects (where applicable) must have at least reached practical completion and be in all other respects complete to the point of enabling proper assessment by the Jury, no later than 31 December 2022. Entries will be considered in the Chapter in which the project is located, regardless of the business address of the entrant. Any project located outside Australia will only be eligible for an award in the International category.

Your entry into the awards is completed by our online platform, Awards Force. Entrants are able to start their entry as in progress before submitting. To assist in your preparation of your submission, please read the important documents

For questions please contact your local Chapter for State Awards programs, and [email protected] for the National Awards program.

Enter the Awards

$350 + GST
2023 entries open 7 February
Entries close at 11:59pm AEDT on 15 March 2023,

Entries are opening 7 February 2023. 

Entry fee

To enter the Awards you must complete an online entry and pay the entry fee. Should your entry win at Chapter level, it will automatically progress to the National Award and no further fee is required.

Chapter

Fee per entry

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA & International

$350 + GST

Key dates

Small Chapters ACT, NT, TAS run awards programs once every two years. These programs may be held in collaboration with other States.

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