President's Cocktail Evening

The President’s cocktail evening, is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate new fellows, life members, newly registered members and dedicated volunteers.


The NZILA President’s Awards which are presented at the President's cocktail evening  acknowledge those who advance the profession of Landscape Architecture through their time, dedication, passion and vision.

The President’s Awards can be conferred upon both NZILA members and non-members, individuals and groups/organisations.

Recipients are those who have gone above and beyond. Those recognised have engaged with a wide range of issues or who have worked diligently to provide benefits to and for the greater good of the profession.

The awards provide the opportunity to also recognise clients, other design disciplines and organisations that contribute to the development and promotion of Landscape Architecture.


Congratulations to the following President's Award Recipients for 2021:

Gavid Lister
NZILA Landscape Guidelines Review

Rachel de Lambert
NZILA Landscape Guidelines Review

Alan Titchener
NZILA Landscape Guidelines Review

Landscape Foundation
Publication of Kia Whakanuia Te Whenua

Dennis Scott
International Achievement for a book publication

Phil Wihongi
Cultural Design + Te Ao Maori, TTaN/Nga AHo 

William Hatton
Emerging Leader

Photos from the 2019 evening can be viewed here.
Due to Covid-19 the 2020 event was cancelled.
Photos from the 2021 evening can be viewed here.

The annual President's cocktail evening is an invite only event and is proudly sponsored by MHL and We-ef.