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Malaysia's Top Landscape Architecture Firms

The Top Landscape Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor that the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) may bestow on a Malaysian landscape architecture firm. This prestigious award recognizes firms that have produced bodies of distinguished work, significantly influencing the professional practice of landscape architecture in Malaysia. Each year, these firms are recognized under the Landscape Industry Recognition category at the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA). Here are some of the top firms that have made notable contributions to the field:

Malik, Lip & Associates

Top Landscape Architecture firm 2023-2026

Malik, Lip & Associates Sdn Bhd (MLA), incorporated in April 1983, is a partnership formed between Tuan Haji Nik Malik Zainal Abidin and Mr. Michael Lip Yoke Cheong. Both qualified as Architects in Australia and both hold Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture from Sheffield University, England. In the more than 30 years of its existence, MLA have grown from a 2-man set up operating out of a private residence to a more than 40 strong team comprising mainly of landscape architects and technical personnel with its own building located in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. The ideas generated by MLA are bold and innovative and landscape elements that reflect the Malaysian identity through the use of ethno-botanical plants materials and utilization of cultural and traditional motifs are incorporated into its design concepts.

Clouston Design

Top Landscape Architecture firm 2023-2026

Clouston Design (M) Sdn. Bhd. has its origins in ACL (Asia) Sdn. Bhd. (formerly known as ACLA), was founded in 1984, as a successor to BCP Far East Sdn. Bhd. 2006, Clouston Design acquired ACLA and continue its legacy as a consultant company focusing on landscape architecture projects. In 2009, under leadership of LAr Norliza Mohd Yusof, Clouston Design has embarked on to another level by opening a branch office in Johor Bahru. Having amassed over 39 years of experience, Clouston Design is dedicated to creating sustainable living environments through its landscape projects. This commitment has earned the company numerous accolades, including recognition in competitions like MLAA, FutureArc, and GPM Malaysia, where Clouston Design’s exceptional sustainability initiatives were celebrated. The acquisition has enhanced Clouston Design’s position in the industry, allowing to provide even better landscape design solutions to the clients.

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Pentago Landscape

Top Landscape Architecture firm 2023-2026

Pentago was established in Malaysia in 1990 as a boutique design consultancy to provide the core skills of master planning, architecture, and landscape architecture. For over 30 years the company has developed a reputation for design excellence and the delivery of high-quality projects that brings together creative thinking and many years of practical experience to provide an integrated approach to site design to deliver projects that look amazing and provide practical outcomes. Pentago has established an industry-wide reputation for providing creative landscapes for private residences, landed developments, high rise developments, hotels and resorts. Whilst the majority of Pentago projects are located within Malaysia, a strong international portfolio has been established with projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bahrain and Sudan.

Landart Design

Top Landscape Architecture firm 2023-2026

Founded in 1998, Landart is an international multidisciplinary design firm engaging in the practice of Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Master Planning. With a vision to create a better world through design, Landart believes the future lies within the symbiotic relationship between space, people and nature. Whether designing for a residential project or master planning a Green city, the design practice is imbued with these core values. Lead by LAr. Phua Chin Eng, the founder, principal and driving force behind Landart, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture (1996) and a Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (1992) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Together with Landart team members, Anuar Bin Ali (Director) and Peter Chua (Project Director), Landart’s reputation for highly detail oriented projects and design-led solutions has been consistently awarded for design excellence.

Walrus Design

Top Landscape Architecture firm 2024-2027


Walrus Design operates as a boutique firm with a compact and focused team, where success is attributed to the diverse yet complementary skills, expertise, and personalities of its members. Led by Founding Director Julien Hodson Walker, Director LAr. Mohd Raduan bin Mohd Daud, and Associate LAr. Siti Maisarah Salahudin, the management embodies dedication and innovation. The firm's primary mission is to consistently deliver innovative and outstanding designs, manifesting in enduring landscapes that enhance both the natural and built environment. With a firm focus on developing creative yet pragmatic solutions, Walrus Design aims to enhance project aspirations while adding environmental and commercial value. The firm ventures into four broad landscape project categories: Master Planning & Landscape Planning, High-End Residential, Hotel, Clubs & Resorts, and Parks & Leisure Facilities.

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