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. 


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.




2022 VIC Landscape Architecture Awards

The Victoria Chapter is excited to reveal this year's Awards entries.

We encourage our members and Awards sponsors to view and share the E-Book.

Thank you and good luck to all entrants! Contact [email protected] for any Awards queries.


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 VIC 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.


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

Recognise a Student or 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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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 Award 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

2022 VIC Awards Jury

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 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.


Fee per entry


$330 + GST

Key dates 2022


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


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.