NEWS ARCHIVE 2019                              

Korean Landscape Architects

Visit to ILAM
Date: 10 January 2019
Venue: ILAM Office at ALAMi Shah Alam

Seven Korean Landscape Architects from various landscape architecture related associations visited the ILAM office as part of their trip to Malaysia. The attendees discussed future collaborations between both countries and expressed their support for the upcoming IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit in Penang. Later, the delegates were hosted by ILAM to a dinner at a local restaurant.


Workshop on “Project & Construction Management Certification Framework for Landscape Architect Professionals”
Date: 12 January 2019
Venue: ILAM Office at ALAMi Shah Alam

A special workshop was conducted between

ILAM and Assoc. Prof. Sr. Dr. Fadzil Hassan, on a possibility to develop ILAM’s own certificate framework for project management and construction management, to be used for landscape architects practicing in Malaysia.

Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) Initiative on Landscape Submission Plan
Date: 20 January 2019
Venue: Bintulu, Sarawak

Kudos to ILAM Sarawak Chapter as the Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) takes initiatives to have landscape plans submitted by landscape architects by April 2019. The meeting allowed landscape architects from ILAM Sarawak Chapter and SHEDA (Sarawak Housing And Real Estate Developer Association) to study their submission guidelines and make comments and improvements.


Courtesy Call to

Kuala Lumpur Mayor’s Office
Date: 14 January 2019
Venue: Menara DBKL 1

A courtesy call was organised by ILAM, headed by President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan, to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Mayor’s office, to officially introduce ILAM and the profession of Landscape Architects to the newly appointed Kuala Lumpur Mayor, YBhg. Dato’ Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan. 7 ILAM Council Members attended the meeting.



MLAA11 Judging Process
Date: 23-23 January 2019
Venue: Premiera Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) has been held for the past 10 years. Stepping into the 11th edition this year, the award received a total of 141 exceptional submissions across 8 categories. The award started from Calling of Submission in mid-November 2018 until mid-January 2019.

The blind judging process was conducted for 2 days, where 12 jurors were divided into 3 groups, each assessing the assigned categories. The jurors were, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail (Head), Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir, LAr. Mohd Raduan Mohd Daud, Kashino Naohiro, Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain, Assoc. Prof. TPr. Dr. Saniah Ahmad Zaki, LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin, LAr. Wan Salamatul Juita Wan Hashim, LAr. Liew Ying Yie, LAr. Khairina Zek Khairuddin, LAr. Kaharuddin Asaruddin, and LAr. Mohd Yusoff Hamzah.


ILAM Southern & Northern Chapter Technical Excursion
Cameron Highlands Indigenous Green
Date: 24 -26 January 2019
Venue: Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Organised by ILAM Southern Chapter, around 40 participants from ILAM teamed up with local students and NGOs for this 3-day programme to study community approaches for managing stormwater (drainage) and slope treatment as a resilience indicator to judge the sustainability of agro tourism in the Cameron Highlands.

Malaysia Urban Forum (MUF) Round Table Session
Date: 19 February 2019
Venue: KLCC Kuala Lumpur

ILAM attended the Roundtable Session organised by Urbanice Malaysia on the topic of urban culture and heritage. Among the key panelists were YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Zainoh Ibrahim, former Heritage Commissioner of Malaysia, Eddie Khoo, Founder Director of PUSAKA, Joe Sidek, Festival Director, George Town Festival, and others.



MUF2019- A Visit to
Tun Razak Exchange

Date: 20 February 2019
Venue: TRX Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

As part of the Malaysia Urban Forum (MUF), Tun Razak Exchange opened its door to 50 participants from MUF, who were invited to visit and experience KL’s newest destination, A Business Hub with Sustainable Features.

BIM Courtesy Visit
to Ministry of Work

Date: 12 February 2019
Venue: Menara Kerja Raya

ILAM President, together with other professional bodies and Malaysia Professional Centre (BIM), made a courtesy call to YB Tuan Baru Bian, Minister of Works, to hold a dialogue and express the views.


SPARK Get Together
Date: 24 February 2019
Venue: Restoran Terrapong

Organised by ILAM Youth Chapter (IYC), the organising committee of SPARK (Landscape Architecture International Forum) 2018 came together for a celebration of the success of SPARK 2018 and to celebrate the hard work rendered by each individual.



ILAM Southern Chapter
Landscape Run 2019

Date: 2 March 2019
Venue: Educity Sport Complex,
Iskandar Puteri, Johor

The inaugural Landscape Run was organised by ILAM Southern Chapter with a great turn out on race day. Among the participants were school children, members of the general public, landscape architects and also the ILAM President and Council Members. Congratulations to ILAM Southern Chapter for organising a successful race


National Landscape Day 2019
Date: 3 March 2019
Venue: Taman Botani Putrajaya

This annual celebration was once again organised by National Landscape Department and was graced by Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamd, as the Guest-of-Honour. The launch event was attended by representatives from city councils and also landscape architects. Besides attending the launch, ILAM also set up an exhibition booth to showcase the profession of landscape architects to the public.



ILAM Chapter Meeting
Date: 3 March 2019
Venue: Everly Hotel Putrajaya

All five ILAM Chapter representatives gathered with ILAM Council Members to meet and present their annual plans for chapter activities and also forward planning. During the meeting, ILAM also gave a short briefing to Chapter representatives on their upcoming involvement in the IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit in George Town, Penang.



Revisioning Sungai Perai Workshop
Date: 5-6 March 2019
Venue: The Light, Butterworth

A 2 day workshop was jointly organised by Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai and ThinkCity on Perai River. ILAM was represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir and LAr. Charles Teo. The workshop included a visit to the site and expert group discussions to formulate a recommendation for the future plan of Sungai Perai. Awards 2019
Date: 6 March 2019
Venue: KLCC Convention Centre

The highly anticipated Awards took place in Kuala Lumpur, with YB Puan Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing & Local Government, as the Guest-of-Honour.  ILAM was indeed honoured to be present at this prestigious awards ceremony, represented by ILAM Vice President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail.


Landscape Architecture Professional Courses
(KAIAL 2019)

Date: 9-10 March 2019
Venue: Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM

A total of 43 candidates sat for the 2 day professional course in preparation for the ILAM Professional Examination, (30-31 March 2019),

at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). This year witnessed the introduction of a new module,

in line with the current needs of professional practice.


PALMA Visit to Melbourne
Date: 29 March 2019
Venue: Melbourne City Hall

Persatuan Arkitek Landskap Awam (PALMA) visited Australia in March and, during the trip, they also visited the City of Melbourne and promoted IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit, on behalf of ILAM. Thank you, PALMA!


Khazanah Design Residency
Post-Residency Presentation Workshop

Date: 22 March 2019
Venue: Forest House,
Taman Tugu Kuala Lumpur

Upon the completion of their Residency Programme, LAr. Teng Pe Yang (Permata Green Sdn Bhd), LAr. Khairul Amin bin Mirsa Hussain (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur), Ar. Angus Lee Ching Hua (Ubiqarts Solutions Sdn Bhd), and Ar. Muhammad Qhawarizmi bin Norhisham (Qhawarizmi Architect), shared their residency work for Taman Tugu and ThinkCity, with the public, at the Taman Tugu Forest House. This workshop session was a good opportunity to get the fellows’ insights on their residency experience in Milan, Italy. ILAM President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan attended the event.

ILAM Youth Chapter (IYC)
The Making of IFLA2020 Video

Date: 30 March 2019 – 1 April 2019
Venue: Penang

About five ILAM Youth Chapter members under the videographer, Garis PXL, conducted a 3 day on-location video shoot for the IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit final promotional video. The 3 minute video covers scenes around George Town, Penang Hill, and also Air Hitam Dalam, Seberang Perai. The video premiered during the MLAA11 Gala Night as an update to the upcoming IFLA2020 in George Town, Penang.


ILAM Professional Examination 2019
Date: 30-31 March 2019
Venue: Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM

Weeks after the KAIAL Professional Courses, the annual ILAM Professional Examination was held in UPM for two days, to certify the next batch of professional Landscape Architects under a new module. This year, there were a record 40 candidates sitting for professional examinations.


Courtesy Visit to Vice-Chancellor of
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Date: 1 April 2019
Venue: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang

A courtesy call was made to the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail by ILAM IFLA2020 Organising Committee members to gain support and collaboration of USM as a strategic partner for the upcoming IFLA2020 in Penang. The discussion included USM hosting the IFLA International Student Charrette and also providing technical support for the paper presentations and technical tours.


LAM Engagement Session for Dasar Senibina Identiti Kebangsaan (DASIK) Policy for National Architecture Identity
Date: 8 April 2019
Venue: Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia Office

ILAM Vice President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Atiah Ismail, attended an engagement session for the Policy for National Architecture Identity (DASIK), organised by LAM. The draft policy was shared with the stakeholders for viewing and comments during the session.

Review Workshop Malaysia Landscape Architecture Programme Accreditation Procedures and Standards
Date: 10 April 2019
Venue: Hotel Grand BlueWave,
Shah Alam

A workshop was organised by ILAM to further access the standards and procedures for the Landscape Architecture Programme Accreditation in line with current needs. The workshop was organised by ILAM Education, Research & KAIAL Committee, headed by LAr. Mohd Nazri Saidon. Among matters in the workshop were issues and solutions, and making amendments and refinements to the current standards and guidelines.


IFLA2020 Main Organising Committee Meeting
Date: 11 April 2019
Venue: New World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

After several IFLA2020 Steering Committee meetings, a special meeting was called to engage with the person in charge of each organising committee formed under the IFLA2020 organising team. The meeting gave a quick update on the congress, milestones, and explained each of the committees’ roles and responsibilities. This will allow each leader to conduct a detailed discussion with their members.


MLAA11 Media Roundtable
Date: 11 April 2019
Venue: New World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

About 30 friends from the media attended the ILAM Annual MLAA Media Roundtable Session to view the latest insights into this year’s event. The session was chaired by ILAM President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan and Vice President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail. Among the highlights was the new Young Landscape Architect Award, alongside the introduction of the ILAM Lifetime Achievement Award.

Berita Harian Interview

on Gardens & Herbs
Date: 12 April 2019
Venue: Perdana Botanical Gardens, KL

ILAM Vice President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail, was privileged to be invited by Berita Harian for an exclusive on-location interview about the use of herbs in the garden. The interview stressed the value of landscape plants, not just for aesthetic value, but also nutritious and medicinal values.

ILAM Youth Chapter
University Tour –

Connecting the Youth
Date: 15 April 2019 & 22 April 2019
Venue: UPM and UIA

ILAM Youth Chapter conducted a university tours to connect to the landscape architecture students in both Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA). The tours aim to give exposure to the future landscape architects about their future career, the profession prospect and also the role of ILAM and ILAM Youth Chapter.


Utusan Malaysia Interview
Date: 16 April 2019
Venue: Utusan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

A special interview was conducted by Utusan Malaysia for the feature in MEGA section of the press. The interview was attended by ILAM members, LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin, and LAr. Liew Ying Yie. The highlight of the interview was the topic of women in the built environment industry, their challenges, and achievements. The article was published on 27 May 2018 – congratulations to the both of you.


EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed Property Awards 2019
Date: 21 April 2019
Venue: One World Hotel, One Utama

This edition award judging process was attended by, LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin and the award gala night, graced by YB Puan Hjh Zuraidah Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government, honoured the winners. Congratulation is extended to Praxcis Design for winning the EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Award for The Mansion@ParkCity Heights.

ASTRO Awani –

Let’s Talk with Sharaad Kuttan
Date: 23 April 2019
Venue: Astro Awani Studio

Let’s Talk, hosted by Sharaad Kuttan, is a 30-minute programme that dissects and takes a deeper look into current issues that matter. ILAM has been privileged to be featured on the show with the topic of Landscape Architecture and Climate Change. Among the personality highlights were LAr. Norliza Mohd Yusof (Clouston Design Studio), Julien Walker (Walrus Design) and Mohamad Fakri Zaky Ja’afar from Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM. The talk show considered the role of landscape architects and how they contribute to combatting climate change, creating a more comfortable and safe living environment for all.


MLAA11 Gala Night
Date: 20 April 2019
Venue: New World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

The Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM) celebrated 11 years of the Landscape Architecture Industry’s excellence by honouring some of the greenest and most sustainable concepts, at a glitzy gala, staged at the Grand Ballroom of New World Hotel Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, in conjunction with World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) celebrations.

Butterworth Outer Ring Road
Urban Public Space Below Highway Design Idea Competition Final Presentation

Date: 23 April 2019
Venue: ThinkCity, Penang

This joint collaboration public design competition came to an end as the final top 6 were selected to present before the jury at the final round, in Penang. ILAM, represented by President, Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan, alongside jurors from Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, SMK Convent Butterworth, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia, Malaysian Institute of Planners, and Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd.

O.C. Open City, International Summer School
Local Selections

Date: 26 April 2019
Venue: Khazanah Nasional, KLCC

ILAM President, Assoc. Prof LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan, was invited to a shortlisting interview session organised by Khazanah Nasional to select the next representative to OC Open City, International Summer School in Italy for the year 2019. All the best to the shortlisted candidates.

DBKL Shade Trees

Management Plan Launch
Date: 30 April 2019
Venue: KL Tourism Bureau

A year after the DBKL Shade Trees Management Workshop was held, the launch of the DBKL Shade Tree Management Plan was hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Mayor, YBhg. Dato’ Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan. The plan will provide the best practice for the management of shade trees in Kuala Lumpur.


ILAM Southern Chapter & UTM Students of Landscape Architecture Exhibition Day    
Date: 1 May 2019
Venue: UTM Skudai

This programme, jointly organised by UTM and in collaboration with ILAM Southern Chapter, showcased outstanding work and talent from undergraduate students in UTM. The exhibitions were open to ILAM Members and provided a great exposure for students and their future career opportunities. The programme aims to evaluate students by receiving professional input and knowledge sharing for their final year projects.


Meeting with National Landscape Department on IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit
Date: 6 May 2019
Venue: National Landscape Department,

Kuala Lumpur

A courtesy call was made to the office of the Director General of National Landscape Department, Puan Hajjah Rotina Mohd Daik, to further discuss the details for the National Landscape Department’s involvement as the Co-organiser with ILAM for the upcoming IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit. ILAM also sought JLN’s support on the paper presentations and delegate hosting as well as liaising with the local authorities. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to JLN for their support.


China Press Interview
Date: 3 May 2019
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

A special column interview by China Press was attended by LAr. Lee Choong Hong, the Principal of Just Right Design, one of the winners in the MLAA11 Professional Category, for Puteri Coves Residences. In this special interview, LAr. Lee stressed that the importance of landscape architectural practice is to strike a balance between green spaces and the built environment, bringing the two elements into harmony for our well-being.

Malaysia SME Interview with
ILAM Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Recipient

Date: 9 May 2019
Venue: Kuala Lumpur

A special cover story interview was conducted to highlight the recently crowned ILAM Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Recipient, LAr. Hj. Nik Malik Nik Zainal Abidin, on his story, achievements and inspiration for the next generations of landscape architects. The interview was published on June 8, 2019 in the PILLAR section of the publication.


Courtesy Call to Perbadanan Putrajaya on IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit
Date: 21 May 2019
Venue: Perbadanan Putrajaya

A courtesy call was made to the office of the President of Perbadanan Putrajaya, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Aminuddin bin Hassim, to gain support from Perbadanan Putrajaya on a paper presentation, post-congress tour and delegate representation for the upcoming IFLA2020 World Landscape Architects Summit.

International Day

for Biological Diversity
Date: 27 May 2019
Venue: Menara Gamuda
Gamuda Land celebrated this occasion with fun activities such as talks, art exhibition, and workshops. LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin attended  this event.

DBKL Simultaneous Tree

Planting Campaign
Date: 22 June 2019
Venue: Various Location

As one of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s effort towards Low Carbon Initiatives, the city hall has embarked on a tree planting campaign which ran simultaneously at two separate locations which is Taman Rimba Bukit Kerinchi and Dataran Wangsa 1 Open Space. The event was graced by the Mayor, YBhg. Dato’ Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan and Member of Parliament for Wangsa Maju, YB Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew.


YPLab 2019
Young People’s Lab 2019

Kick off Meeting
Date: 25 June 2019
Venue: PAM Centre Bangsar

This year, ILAM will be the lead association for YPLab 2019 Kick Off Meeting. This programme will challenge the participants to look for solutions for a given site issues. This programme is scheduled to start on 12 September 2019 and will be led by LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin and team members from ILAM Youth Chapter.


Khazanah Nasional

Hari Raya Open House
Date: 27 June 2019
Venue: KLCC Convention Centre

Hosted by Khazanah Nasional, this grand Hari Raya Open House was attended by ILAM to celebrate our strong partnership with Khazanah Nasional. Khazanah Nasional and ILAM has collaborated in various activities such as Taman Tugu Greenovation Design Competition and Khazanah Residency Programme.


ILAM AGM & Raya Open House 2019
Date: 30 June 2019
Venue: Dewan Seri Melati,
Perbadanan Putrajaya

About 211 members attended the ILAM Annual General Meeting 2018/2019 followed by ILAM Hari Raya Open House 2019. ILAM Members took the opportunity to meet and catch-up with each other. Sumptuous Raya delicacies were served during the Raya Open House. ILAM would like to express our deepest appreciation to Perbadanan Putrajaya for supporting on the usage of the hall at Perbadanan Putrajaya.


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