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


The Landscape Architecture Awards has two stages

Stage one: Enter the Awards

NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA present a Chapter level Awards annually. ACT, TAS and NT run once every two years.

Stage two:

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

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2022 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Gardens | 2021 AILA WA Award of Excellence for Tourism | Tree House | RPS | Turrbal and Yuggera peoples | Photo: Cathy Schusler

2022 QLD Landscape Architecture Awards Winners Announced

Re-watch the Award announcements and check out all the winners through the winners gallery and E-Magazine below.

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Enter the Awards

Entries for the 2022 Awards will open on 1 February.  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.

2022 QLD 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.

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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2022 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Health and Education Landscape | Student Central – The University of Queensland | Hassell | Yugara and Turrbal Country | Photo: Scott Burrows

In the media: 2022 QLD Landscape Architecture Awards

AILA announces this year's QLD winners of the Landscape Architecture Awards Queensland.

Read all of the latest media around this years awards.

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2022 People's Choice Winner Announced

Congratulations Afghanistan War Memorial by Tanya Wood Landscape Architecture

 

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2022 AILA QLD Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space | 2022 People's Choice Award | Afghanistan War Memorial | Tanya Wood Landscape Architecture | Turrbal | Photo: Glenn Hunt

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

Press release: 2022 QLD Landscape Architecture Awards

21 awards showcasing exemplary Queensland landscape architecture 

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has officially announced the 2022 winners of the Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards, a program designed to celebrate outstanding work in landscape architecture.

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2022 QLD Awards night photos

A total 45 nominations were received, with a total of 21 awards allocated across Awards of Excellence, Landscape Architecture Awards, and Regional Achievement Awards.

 

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Photos: Chris Jack Photography | Supported by: Groundworks

Awards Categories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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). Projects will demonstrate sound principles or values of landscape architecture, and must be sufficiently focused around the role of the landscape architect as opposed to contributing to a wider community development

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.

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.

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.

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. In Queensland, the Regional Achievement in Landscape Architecture may be awarded in the regions of Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs, Central Queensland and North Queensland. Regional Achievement Award winners at a Chapter level will progress through to the National Awards. 

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

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2021 QLD People’s Choice Award | The Nest Early Education Centre of Excellence | Wearthy | Yugambeh | Photo: Tony Phillips

People's Choice Award

The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the work of landscape architects in Australia. The Awards process demonstrates the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through the planning and design of the built and natural environments. The purpose of the People’s Choice Award is to further profile and promote the awards program and Landscape Architecture projects to the public through providing the opportunity to vote on a project. One lucky voter will win a Great Barrier Reef Day Trip to Lady Elliot Island from Hervey Bay or Bundaberg for 2 Adults. 

 

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2021 AILA QLD Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space | Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns | Andrew Prowse Landscape Architect Pty Ltd (since merged with LA3 Landscape Architects) | Gimuy-walubarra yidi | Photo: Andrew Watson

Graduate Future Leader Award

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. Entries open until the end of March 2022.

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2022 QLD Awards Jury

Dr Chris Boulton, FAILA

Jury Chair

Chris is the Founder and Managing Director of The CityGreen Lab, and a Research Fellow with both the University of the Sunshine Coast (Sustainability Research Centre) and Griffith University (Cities Research Institute). An honorary Fellow of Australia’s Institute of Landscape Architects, Chris is also a multi-award-winning researcher, receiving an Endeavour Research Fellowship Award (2018), Parks & Leisure Australia Research Awards (2020 & 2021), and Research Awards from both AILA and PIA Qld Chapters in 2021. Chris is Parks & Leisure Australia’s Executive Officer for Queensland.


Candy Rosmarin, AILA

I have over twelve years experience working as a landscape architect in a local government environment with significant experience in designing public open spaces.  My landscape architecture experience is supported by previous work as an architect, with nearly 20 years of experience as an architect, delivering some high profile projects such as the Nelson Mandela Square. I was a member of the AILA QLD executive for 4 years. I have won Queensland AILA Awards for Design Excellence and an AILA national award. I was on the national award jury in 2019 and part of the creative committee for land-e scape.


David Wilson, AILA

David was first lured to Tropical Far North Queensland by the excitement and romance of the resort boom in Cairns and Port Douglas nearly thirty years ago. His passion for the stunning natural beauty of the tropics remains strong, and is still the core driver of his work. After many years in private practice, he came to local government six years ago to lead the landscape architecture team of Cairns Regional Council in the evolution of the city as one of Australia’s leading international tourism destinations. David’s greatest satisfaction comes from creating beautiful and meaningful public open spaces that make a positive difference in people’s lives.


Georgia Birks

Georgia Birks is an associate editor at Architecture Media, a graduate of architecture and a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi and Dunghutti people. Prior to her role as associate editor, Georgia practised architecture in Brisbane, assisting the delivery of a range of projects across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. She is currently a co-curator for the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival, a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, First Nations Working Group and Cultural Reference Panel and a member of the City of Melbourne’s Design Excellence Advisory Committee.  


Gerard McCormick, FAILA

Gerard co-founded 8LA Landscape Architecture in 2019 as a new challenge after enjoying 25 years in both publicly listed and eclectic private consultancy.  He is a fellow of AILA and has interests in contextual appropriateness, community, active travel, surfing and homebrew.


 Michael Ellul, AILA 

Michael is an up-and-coming Landscape Architect, having recently completed his AILA registration after 5 years’ experience within the industry. Drawing from his previous life within the construction industry, his experience has afforded him opportunity to apply his knowledge to all aspects of project delivery, from feasibility through to construction. With experience across a range of private and public works, Michael has a keen interest in the health and education sectors. He aims to deliver considered outcomes which benefit the health and wellbeing of the community, as well as the broader environment. 


Clare Mayberry

Clare is a graduate of Landscape Architecture, 2021 Karl Langer recipient and QUT University Medallist. Clare considers complex socio-cultural issues through the lens of landscape architecture.  Her recent honours work explores ways to embed Indigenous worldviews into Western ‘reductionist’ design practice to create outcomes that enable culture and Country. Prior to studying Landscape Architecture Clare had a background in Interior Design. She holds significant experience working in architectural and design practice both nationally and internationally. 

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 2021. 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

$330 + GST
2022 entries open 1 February
Entries close at 11:50pm AEDT on 8 March 2022

Entries are now closed for 2022


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

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

$330 + GST


Key dates 2022

Chapter

Entries open

Entries close

Entries reveal

Awards Presentations

National N/A Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT August Friday 14 October
ACT Tuesday 1 February Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT May July

NSW

Tuesday 1 February Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT Thursday 5 May Thursday 9 June
NT Tuesday 1 February 
Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT Wednesday 4 May Friday 1 July
QLD Tuesday 1 February 
Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT Thursday 28 April Thursday 16 June
SA Tuesday 1 February  Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT Wednesday 4 May Friday 1 July
TAS N/A for 2022
Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT
N/A for 2022
N/A for 2022
VIC Tuesday 1 February Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT Wednesday 25 May Wednesday 22 June
WA Tuesday 1 February Tuesday 8 March 11:59pm AEDT Wednesday 18 May Friday 24 June

 

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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