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Message by President, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects

Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) is the organisation representing the landscape architecture profession in Singapore.

A landscape architect is a designer, builder and steward of the environment. Our work are vast and varied, ranging from highly urbanised skyrise greenery projects like ParkRoyal on Pickering to environmental projects like Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and the most recent Kranji Marshes where natural systems and ecology take centre stage.

In a highly urbanised country like Singapore where very often our natural resources and heritage get marginalised for development, landscape architects work as the link between the environment, biodiversity, people and the built environment. Landscape architects play an important role in environmental protection by designing and implementing projects that respect both our collective needs and that of our environment. Our landscape architects Accreditation Programme, supported by the DesignSingapore Council, is a testament to the rise and recognition of our professionalism, public accountability and environmental stewardship.

As a valuable resource for the profession in achieving our endeavours, we would like to extend our congratulations on this latest edition of the Singapore Source Book for Architects, Designers and Building Contractors and express our continued support for the directory.

Mr Ronnie Tan
President
Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects