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New Zealand

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA)

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) is the internationally recognised professional body of qualified landscape architects in New Zealand.

The objective of the institute is to promote the profession of landscape architecture throughout New Zealand, and to promote the appropriate and sustainable protection, planning, design, intervention and management of our landscapes. As a collective of professionals, we have a responsibility to assist our members in improving their general and technical knowledge through Conferences and a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

Members must undergo an examination in professional practice before becoming a Registered Member, and are encouraged to extend their knowledge and skill in their preferred areas of practice. Members of the institute must adhere to an agreed code of conduct and should it ever be necessary, the public can seek redress with the Institute over the conduct of a member.

The New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects is governed by an elected Executive Committee, which comprises of a President, Vice-President and six committee members who manage the strategic direction of the Institute throughout the two-year term.


Current Executive Committees:

President: Shannon Bray
Vice President: Brooke Mitchell
Hon. Secretary: Nikki Smetham
Treasurer: Rebecca Ryder
Committee Member:
Henry Crothers
Hugh Forsyth
Don Royds
Julia Wick

IFLA Delegate:  Mike Barthelmeh

Number of Members: 873 (including Students) as at September 2017

To join as a member click here

To listen to the NZILA Waiata click here

Contact Details:
Tel: 0800 843 694
Address: P O Box 10-022, The Terrace, Wellington 6143, New Zealand
Twitter: @NZILA_info