Join SILA

The following describes the various membership types as illustrated in the constitution. Please contact the secretariat should you have further questions regarding any issues.

Become a MemberRegister

Persons who possess a recognized Degree in Landscape Architecture and who have been a GRADUATE of a professional Institute for a minimum of 3 consecutive years, who have satisfied the Council of their relevant, varied experience in the practice of landscape architecture in the manner as set out in the Institutes Constitution, OR who are fully qualified and practicing members of an IFLA recognised Landscape Architectural Institute and have been professionally engaged in the practice of Landscape Architecture in Singapore for at least 1 year are eligible for Full Membership.

Register your Practice Register

Persons, who are in the categories of Fellow or Member, and also active directors of a Landscape Architectural private practice or head of LA department of design consultancy firm may apply for their company or department to be a Recognised Practice registered with SILA. The nominated director or head of the department must be an active full time director of the company and resident in Singapore.

If the Director of the LA firm or head of the LA department of the design consultancy firm is not a SILA Member or Fellow, he needs 8 years of experience in LA design works and 80% of the staff needs to be SILA Member in order to be eligible for the recognized practice application. Application procedure: submission of organization chart, portfolio, company description and history.

 

Types of membership

Corporate Affiliates

Institutions, Corporations, Companies and Firms whose businesses are related to the landscape, building and construction industry or the real estate industry and aligned with the Institute’s missions and objectives.

Fellow

Persons who have been a MEMBER for an uninterrupted period of 8 years who satisfy the Council that they have advanced the standards of landscape architecture; demonstrated their devotion and service to the institution and have brought honour to the institution and profession are eligible for Fellowship to the organisation.

Full Members

Persons who possess a recognised Degree in Landscape Architecture and who have been an GRADUATE of the Institute for a minimum of 3 consecutive years and/or who have satisfied the Council of their relevant, varied experience in the practice of Landscape Architecture in the manner as set out in the Institutes Constitution, OR who are fully qualified and practising members of an International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) recognised Landscape Architectural Institute and have been professionally engaged in the practice of Landscape Architecture in Singapore for at least 1 year.

Graduate Member

Graduates of the Institute shall be persons who possess a recognised Degree in Landscape Architecture and have less than 3 years of professional experience working as landscape architect in Singapore. Graduate members who are not working in SILA Recognised Practice are strongly encouraged seek out mentorship from a SILA Full Member with the objective of gaining sufficient experience in the wide range of disciplines required to apply for Full Member.

Affiliate Member

Persons working in related fields or profession, those who have a keen interest in landscape design, and the environmental matters.

Student Member

Who is undergoing a course of study in Landscape Architecture, or in a related field or profession, at a recognised tertiary institution of learning.

Membership Fees

An application is considered complete only when the membership form is duly completed; the full fee (a onetime registration fee, administration fee; and the first year subscription fee) and copies of professional qualification certificates are attached.

Why join SILA Membership (Fellow/Full/Graduate/Afiliate)?

Use of ‘MSILA’ suffix after your name if you are a Full Member or ‘FSILA’ suffix after your name if you are a Fellow Member

Privilege of representing the profession, to contribute and shape the future of landscape architecture in Singapore

Participation in projects where SILA membership and/or Accredited LA status is required

Entry to Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards (SLAA) professional competition and awards

Members’ preferential rates for SILA organized CPD workshops, seminars & conferences

Invitation to other associated workshops, seminars & conferences

Free job listings & practice profile through sila.org.sg

Opportunities to become a mentor to LA accreditation candidate, fresh graduate landscape architects and students

Access to SILA’s community through networking & events

Fellowship with other landscape architects and affiliated professionals

Linked membership to International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Complementary meeting venue (subject to availability) & preferential rate for booking of seminar hall or other facilities at SILA office

Updates on current industry and professional matters

Why join SILA Student Membership?

Access to LA Future

Fellowship with students across countries and institutions

Students’ preferential rates for SILA organized CPD workshops, seminars & conferences

Invitation to be part of a SILA Committee task group, IFLA Asia-Pacific Region task group and/or IFLA World Standing Committees task group

Opportunities to become a mentee to be mentored by senior accredited LA

Why the need to achieve Landscape Architects Accreditation?

Landscape Architects Accreditation is the pre-eminent standard for landscape architecture professionals in Singapore. Accreditation confirms that you have met the highest standards in both education and practice and it acknowledges your commitment to both professional integrity and the maintenance of this standard through continued professional development.

Landscape Architects Accreditation is a qualification recognised by SILA, other professional bodies and governmental agencies, supported by DesignSingapore Council, thus providing you additional career development opportunities.

With Accreditation, you may use the suffix ‘ACCR. LA’ after your name.

To maintain Accreditation status, you need to maintain the required standard in terms of achieving CPD. If you are not a SILA member, you will not be able to enjoy the preferential rates accorded to members. Thus you may end up paying more than the SILA membership fees in the end to maintain currency in the Accreditation programme.