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Founded in 1981, the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) is Malaysia’s national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 1,000 members. We lead the stewardship, planning, and design of built and natural environments across the nation.

The Institute’s mission is to advance landscape architecture and raise the visibility of the profession through advisory support to both public and private sectors. Education, accreditation support, international relations with other professional bodies, awards and recognitions within the industry and conducting seminars are programmes designed to uplift professional standards at all levels.




KEY PROGRAMMES                       

  • Continuous Professional Dev. (CPD) Programme

  • Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA)

  • Pro. Practice Course & Examination (KAIAL)

  • Landscape Architecture Accreditation Support

  • National Landscape Month - March

  • World Landscape Architecture Month - April

  • ILAM Annual Gala Dinner - April

  • Talks and Training Programmes

  • Expeditions, Study Tours & Courtesy Call


THE PROFESSION                       

Landscape architecture combines design with the environment, art with science.  It is about everything outside the front door, both urban and rural, at the interface between people and natural systems.

The range of ways in which landscape architects work is staggering. From master planning Olympic sites to planning and managing landscapes like national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty to designing the public squares and parks that we all use, landscape architecture nurtures communities and makes their environment human and liveable.

Landscape architects are broad thinkers who thrive on the big picture. They are playing an increasingly important role in addressing the great issues of our day: climate change, sustainable communities, water, housing and the prevention of hunger. 

Landscape architects are often natural leaders, able to communicate with many professions and leading multidisciplinary projects. Landscape architecture is not just the profession of the future – but the profession for a better future.



  • School and college campuses

  • Corporate and commercial grounds

  • Public gardens and arboreta

  • Historic preservation and restoration

  • Hotels, resorts, golf courses

  • Hospital and other facility sites

  • Interior landscapes

  • Land planning

  • Landscape art and earth sculpture

  • Monument grounds

  • Parks and recreation

  • Land reclamation and rehabilitation

  • Residential sites

  • Security design

  • Streetscapes and public spaces

  • Therapeutic gardens

  • Transportation corridors and facilities

  • Urban and suburban design

  • Water resources


Human respect to nature:
a) God creates nature
b) Human pays respect to the nature by bowing down his or her body to the ground.
c) To become one with the nature and to achieve total living environment with landscape.

a) “L” shape represents nature which vertical part of L represents Mountains & Trees and horizontal part represents

     Water and Land.
b) “a” represents human figure, symbolising veneration for nature.
c) Small circle represents the sun and the big circle represents landscape architecture in perfect harmony with nature.
d) Square shape represents harmony with living environment.

a) Red symbolises the sunlight as a source of life.
b) Green represents the harmony with landscape.
c) White represents the importance of ILAM in Malaysia.
d) Black accentuates the profile.

Phua Chin Eng (Grand Prize Award of ILAM Logo Competition)


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