Developing Young Landscape Architecture Talents

October 1, 2016

All day event


Taking A Holistic Approach Towards Developing Young Landscape Architecture Talents. In addition to SILA’s 6th Student Design Awards, SILA launched the Landscape Architects Future (LA Future) initiative and the SILA-NTUC Masterclass Series to nurture budding landscape architects.

Representing the landscape architectural professionals in Singapore, the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) is grooming the future of the profession early on through social and hands-on engagements beyond the classroom setting, and cultivating in the young a culture of giving back to the community as well as the profession. To further develop these young talents, SILA is taking a holistic approach to help them grow in terms of creativity and technicalities.


To celebrate creativity and the works of future landscape architects, SILA hosted its 6th Student Design Awards (SDA) this evening, which was held in conjunction with Archifest 2016. This year, SILA received 77 student entries from countries like Australia, Hong Kong, USA, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Thailand, India, Taiwan and Singapore. 46 were from local and international universities while 31 were from local polytechnics. After two rounds of judging, 29 entries were awarded the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Merit prizes across four categories – Best Design Showcase, Planting Design, Outstanding Graphic Presentation, and Outstanding Contextual Analysis and Investigations.

“Tonight, is not only the celebration of the students’ achievements, but also a platform to connect the professional body with the educational institutions and the students of landscape architecture. With the ground up movement of LA Future, I believe it will help empower young landscape architects to learn, network and contribute early in their career paths”, commented Mr Ronnie Tan, President of SILA.

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