Welcome to AILA’s QLD Chapter

Chapter provides a platform for members to be supported, engage, learn, mentor, network and advocate for the profession of landscape architecture in our State. An immersive program of events and initiatives is available, both in-person and online, throughout the year. 

Your local chapter also champions ongoing opportunities for members to profile the profession and role Landscape Architects play in shaping stronger greener communities. 

The practice of landscape architecture is changing with multiple influencing factors including - climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss, growing cities, over development, social cohesion, gender equity and first nations equality. AILA is working with our members to provide new and practical tools to support the changing profession.

Join us in connecting with fellow landscape architects to lead this dynamic and respected profession to address the changing role and new opportunities for your professional and personal journey as a landscape architect.

Connect with QLD Chapter

Quicklinks: Contact QLD Chapter

Connect with QLD members

Exciting upcoming online and face-to-face events for members to engage, learn, network and gain valuable CPD points


News & Media

Your resource for all the latest updates in QLD Landscape Architecture

Events & CPD

QLD's event and CPD program keeps landscape architects and landscape professionals up to date with the right knowledge and skills


QLD Chapter actively advocates for the dynamic and respected profession of landscape architecture.

2024 QLD Landscape Architecture Awards



QLD Reconciliation

Connected to Country

Landscape Architects have the potential to play a major role in the acknowledgement of country in the engagement, design and planning of spaces, and environments at all scales.


AILA Connection to Country Reconciliation Action Plan Artwork by Paul Herzich 

2021 QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Health and Education Landscape | Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) and Public Realm, Herston Quarter | Hassell | Turrbal, Jagera & Yuggera | Photo: Scott Burrows

QLD 2022 Awards E-Magazine

Showcasing winners and entries of the 2022 Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards

We are thrilled to bring you this year's digital magazine, featuring winners and nominees across 13 categories plus Regional Achievement, State President and People's Choice Awards. This year we received 45 entries and would like to thank AILA’s Partners for making the Awards program possible.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees recognised in this year's program.


Contact QLD Chapter
QLD Chapter Manager | Melanie West

General enquiries: [email protected] | Phone: 0417 666 622 | Postal address: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, QLD Chapter, Level 1, The Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT 2600

QLD Executive
Queensland Executive 2023-2025

President: Tessa Leggo
Vice President: Glen Power
Secretary: Esperanza Kelly
Lisa Mercer (AILA Gold Committee)
David Roberts
Matthew Durning
Vicki Barclay

View the Queensland Sub-Committee structure here.

Queensland Sub-Committees

Regional Groups

AILA SUN Chair: Jamie Franklin
AILA GOLD Chair: Lisa Mercer
AILA Nth Qld Committee Co-Chair (Cairns): Andrew Prowse
AILA Nth Qld Committee Co-Chair (Townsville): Tim Connor
Terms of Reference (Draft)

Advocacy Committee

Chair: David Roberts
Terms of Reference

Regional Landscapes Group Chair

 Suzie Rawlinson

QFresh Chairs

Co-Chair: Cassandra Friday
Co-Chair: Skye Reid

Industry Advisory Committee

Chair: David Hatherly
Be a Landscape Architect working group lead: Taneile Nixon

First Nations Connection to Country Committee

Owen Café, Whadjuk-Pindjarup, Co-chair
Micheal Jones, Ngāpuhi, Co-chair
Laz McCormick, Kalkadoon, Committee Member
Kylie Keioskie, Ngāpuhi, Committee Member
Terms of Reference


QLD Partners

QLD Principal Partner

QLD major partner

Queensland Supporting State Partners