The Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA) is a voluntary organisation registered with the South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession.  

The Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa has three regional bodies, one in the Western Cape (ILASA Cape), one in KZN (ILASA KZN) and one in Gauteng (ILASA Gauteng), that represent members countrywide.

To advance the profession of landscape architecture and uphold high standards of professional service to its members; furthermore to represent the profession of landscape architecture in any matter which may affect the interests of the members of the Institute.


Promotion of recognition, acceptance and understanding of the profession of landscape architecture both nationally and internationally.

Furtherance of the dignity of the profession, high standards of conduct and professional competence and integrity.

Application of knowledge, expertise and skills to socially uplift previously disadvantaged societies.

Assistance in the advancement of persons through education to levels of professional competence in the field of landscape architecture.

Support and execution of sound and sustainable ecological planning and management to contribute to the conservation of natural resources.

Recognition and support of public involvement as a democratic right in the planning and design process.

Acknowledgement and promotion of excellence in landscape architecture and environmental planning and management through peer review recognition.

The representation of the profession of landscape architecture to gain visibility of the profession at national government level and within the South African society in terms of the professional role in effecting aesthetic improvement, planning for ecologically sustainable landscapes and for integrating man and nature's needs for the benefit of the environment at large.



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