AILA Awards Season: Announcing AILA’s 2018 National Awards Jury

AILA Awards JourneyAILA Awards Season: Announcing AILA’s 2018 National Awards Jury

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the Jury for the 2018 National Awards Program.

The Jury will be chaired by AILA Director and Secretary, Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard, from The University of New South Wales (UNSW), and made up of Aboriginal landscape architect Paul Herzich, landscape architects Sharon Mackay, Sarah Chalkley, David Warwick and Mark Gillingham, and The Conversation AU’s John Watson.

“The AILA Awards program is a way to celebrate the contribution of the profession to society and I can’t wait to be part of the celebration by leading the National Jury this year” said Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard.

“On behalf of the National Jury, we’re excited to see the range of achievements across all 14 categories this year from across Australia,” said Kjaersgaard.

The AILA Awards Program is a celebration of the leading projects shaping green, open and public spaces across Australia – and a fun and vital showcase of the talent and hard work of AILA Members each year.

Projects entered have the opportunity to gain significant public and peer recognition, along with demonstrating to industry, business, government and the wider community the positive impact landscape architecture has on Australian lives.

The National Awards will take place on the Gold Coast this year, as part of the broader 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, from 11 – 14 October.

Entries have now opened across all States – with the WA, VIC and International Chapters still accepting submissions this month. Winning entries at each State level will automatically proceed to the National Awards. More information on the Awards and State closing dates can be found on AILA’s website here.