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2022 NZILA Firth Conference

25 May 2022, Cordis Hotel, Auckland

2022 NZILA Firth Conference

NZILA to celebrate
50 years in 2022

At the end of 1969, New Zealand's first Landscape Architecture course commenced at Lincoln College and from 1971 locally qualified landscape architects were entering the workforce. The post-graduate course as it then was became accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and some of the initial graduates joined that institute. But this was hardly ideal. Likewise the New Zealand Association of Landscape Designers could not meet the specific needs of this newly trained group. A purpose-formed institute was needed.

By 1972 the fledgling profession had sufficient critical mass to form its own body, and on 15 November of that year an application to incorporate the NZ Institute of Landscape Architects was lodged by a requisite fifteen eligible members - Tony Jackman, Frank Boffa, Charlie Challenger, Robin Gay, Bill McLeary, Frank Spacil, Eleanor Ironside, Sally Mason, Esmae Sage, Ray Wright, Patricia Shiel, Neil Aitken, Hugh Baxter, George Malcolm and Paula Parsonson.

the NZILA Firth conference will reflect on the past 5 decades as it celebrates its 50th birthday

Wednesday 25 May 2022
NZILA Firth Conference welcome drinks - evening

Thursday 26 May - Friday 27 May 2022
NZILA Firth Conference

Friday 27th May
Resene New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards Gala Dinner


Save the dates and join us for this milestone event

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