Education Committee



Mr. S.C. LO < >
Committee Members

Mr. Chris CHUNG
Ms. Narelle HAMEY
Ms. Iris HOI
Mr. Evans IU
Mr. John KWOK

The major duty areas of the Education Committee are to promote professional development and organize and monitor the Institute’s Professional Practice Examination, including establishing and processing examination entry requirements and procedures.  The Committee also advises the Council on academic qualifications required to the various membership categories of the Institute.

Continuing Professional Development

The need for landscape architects to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills as members of the profession is an accepted requirement.  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) should be a normal part of the professional culture of all landscape architects irrespective of their level and area of practice.  A major objective of the HKILA is to encourage all members to implement and maintain a Personal CPD Plan that provides a balanced development of professional knowledge and skills.  This policy is, therefore, of universal relevance to all members of the HKILA.

CPD shall be "the systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skills and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the landscape architect's working life." Relevant CPD activities organized by the HKILA and other organizations will be announced from time to time.

Relevant Documents
CPD Information Sheet (pdf)
CPD Record Sheet (doc)
CPD Record Sheet Sample (pdf)

Professional Practice Examination

The Professional Practice Examination (PPE) is an effective and important tool by which the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects measures an individual’s understanding of all aspects considered to be essential and desirable for the rational, executive practice of Landscape Architecture before deciding on an applicant’s election to Professional Membership of the HKILA. The PPE has become the principal means of controlling and developing the standards of the profession in practice in Hong Kong, thus ensuring the continued recognition of the HKILA as a Professional Institute of international repute.

The HKILA PPE is held once a year and composed of two distinct parts, i.e. a written test and an oral test. A pass in the written test is a pre-requisite for a candidate to proceed to the oral test. Before being allowed to take the PPE, prospective candidates are required to be Associate Members (formerly Graduate Members) for at least 12 months and to obtain the prescribed period of professional practice experience by the 15th of September of the year taking the examination. The closing date for registration for the PPE will be 30 September of the year taking the examination. Prospective candidates should obtain the registration package, in writing, from the mittee.

Relevant Documents
PPE Rules and Regulations (pdf)
PPE Information Sheet (pdf)
PPE Registration Form (doc)
PPE Practical Training Record - Time Record (xls)
PPE Practical Training Record - Project Record (doc)
PPE Practical Training Record - Project Record Sample (pdf)
PPE Practical Training Record - Supervisor Assessment (doc)
Guidance Notes for Candidates and Supervisors for Practice Training Record(pdf)
PPE Suggested Reference List (pdf)
PPE Practical experience Presentation (pdf)
PPE Supplemental Notes 1 External Supervision (pdf) and 2 Overseas Experience (pdf)









Practice Committee


Ms. Camay LAM< >

Committee Members

Ms. Narelle Hamey
Ms. Salina Lee
Ms. Vince Kok
Ms. Karen Tsoi
Mr. Thomas Lau

The major duty of the Practice Committee is to promote the highest standards of professional competence by defining standards and advising members on how to achieve them. The Committee represents the Institute and members to present views to the government and/or the public on matters related to the practice of landscape architecture. The Committee also reviews internal procedures and mechanisms in the HKILA and examines the future development of landscape architecture in Hong Kong.

Current Reviews and Studies

  • Research and preparation of complaint handling mechanism.
  • Preparation of Self-Certification of Compliance (SCC) guideline for landscape-related submissions under lease conditions.
  • Organizing workshops to facilitate the positioning of HKILA in major social and environmental issues.
  • Review of HKILA’s representation in government advisory committees and other institutions.
  • Review of landscape criteria in BEAM Plus New Building.
  • Review of the application and revalidation procedure for Construction Industry Safety Training Certificate for HKILA professional members.










Functions & Events Committee


Mr. Charles KUO < >

Committee Members

Ms. Jean Mei-yee CHAN
Ms. Crystal Tze-ching CHENG
Ms. Sarah Yan-wa CHEUNG
Ms. Stephanie Hiu-yin LAI
Ms. Carol Lok-yung LAW
Ms. Carol Siu-yin LEUNG
Ms. Yvonne YAU
Mr. Louis Chung-man YUE

  • [ 2019-05-16 ]
  • [ 2019-05-07 ]
  • [ 2019-05-07 ]
  • [ 2019-05-02 ]
  • [ 2019-05-02 ]
    2019 HKAEE ~ Open for applications
  • [ 2019-03-23 ]
    Conference on Standardisation of Soft Landscape Planting Materials Specification for Guangdong and Hong Kong
  • [ 2019-04-18 ]
    YLAG Landscape Academic Exhibition 2019
  • [ 2019-04-17 ]
    DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2019 - Open for Applications
  • [ 2019-04-17 ]
  • [ 2019-04-10 ]
    International Design Competition ”Cetățuia Hill Cluj-Napoca – Design competition for “Cetățuia Hill” urban ensemble in Cluj-Napoca”
  • [ 2019-04-10 ]
    DFA Awards 2019-2021
  • [ 2019-04-04 ]
  • [ 2019-03-23 ]
  • [ 2019-03-19 ]
    Green Building Award 2019
  • [ 2019-03-12 ]
  • [ 2019-03-01 ]
  • [ 2019-02-27 ]
  • [ 2019-02-11 ]
    RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference (24-May-2019)
  • [ 2019-01-03 ]
    Photos and Videos of HKILA 30th Annual Dinner 2018
  • [ 2018-10-31 ]
    30th Annual Dinner of The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
  • [ 2018-06-15 ]
  • [ 2018-04-16 ]
    Revised Agenda of 30th AGM
  • [ 2018-03-29 ]
    HKILA 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • [ 2018-03-15 ]
  • [ 2017-11-30 ]
    Photos and Videos of HKILA 29th Annual Dinner 2017








Public Affairs Committee

Chairperson Mr. Patrick LAU < >

Committee Members

Mr. Paul Chan
Mr. Yin-lun CHAN
Ms. Yasmin CHIR
Mr. Gavin COATES
Ms. Tina KONG
Ms. Crystal LEE








Publication Committee



Mr. Gap CHUNG < >
Committee Members

Ms. Kathy NG
Mr. Yin Lun CHAN
Mr. David YUEN


Yuan Lin 2018 - Special Edition
30th anniversary of the HKILA

The Publication Committee proudly presents the Special Edition of Yuan Lin 2018 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects. This serves not only as a collection of the hard work of our predecessors in the public and private sectors in creating the landscape framework and green spaces in the past few decades of rapid urban development, it also reflects the increasing breadth and diversity of the work of landscape architects and their active involvement from policy level, master planning, implementation to landscape management which is evolving progressively to cater the changing need of the society and responding to the wider perspective of urban resilience and liveability. The expanding education and research sector in recent years also plays an essential role in the continuous advancement of landscape architecture in future.

Yuan Lin 2018 is now available at the link:








Registration Committee



Mr. Grant LIU < >
Committee Members

Mr. Thomas Tai
Ms. Narelle Hamey
Mrs. Au Lee Ting
Mr. John Chan
Mr. Eric Lam
Ms. Frances Lam
Mr. Simon NG


Please be reminded to reserve minimum 2 months for the Registration Committee for vetting and the Council for endorsement to suitable candidates submitted with full information provided. download the application form : Membership Application Package Please also refer to Frequently Asked Questions FAQ for registration matters.








Council of Fellows



Ms. Kathy NG < >

Mr. Gavin Coates
Mr. Alexander Duggie
Mr. Evans Iu
Ms. Lee Ting
Ms. Elizabeth Leven
Mr. C.K. Wong








YLAG Committee



Mr. Keith Huang < >
Committee Members

Ms. Crystal CHENG
Mr. Ronald CHEUNG
Ms. Ruby SUEN
Ms. Emma TAI
Ms. Angel WONG
Ms. Katherine WONG
Ms. Yeva YEUNG
Mr. Justin YIP
Mr. Aaron YU
Mr. Alex YUNG

The main missions of the YLAG Committee are:

  • To act as a training ground for young members to familiarize with the Institute's operation and encourage participation of young members in matters relating to landscape architecture profession;
  • To provide a communication platform for young members of the Institute and external professional institutes;
  • To promote the profession to students of landscape architectural programmes by launching a mentorship scheme and conducting presentations in educational institutions;

Its core duties are:

  • Publication of a newsletter no less than once per year;
  • Maintenance of the YLAG webpage;
  • Organization of activities and events consistent with the Objects of the Constitution; and
  • To provide an annual report to the Council on the work of the Committee including a financial report of income and expenditure during the year, and a financial projection for the coming year to be approved and included in the Institute’s Annual Budget.

For the complete list of missions and duties, please refer to the YLAG Committee's Formation Proposal