Congratulations to Michael Harris and Carla Ramsland for recently becoming registered landscape architects with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects AILA WA​.

On top of relevant professional experience, this process requires intensive mentoring over a six-month period, sitting an exam and gaining references from two existing registered landscape architects.

It also brings the number of registered landscape architects within Emerge Associates to a total of 10, demonstrating the depth and diversity in our landscape architectural team.

Meet MichaelMike has been practicing as a Landscape Architect in WA since graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2010 prior to this he gained a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Design and a Post graduate Diploma in Design through Curtain Universtity however it is his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (2010) which has maintained his drive and led him to us and now an AILA Registered Landscape Architect.

With over 6 years’ experience in the profession Michael has gained through project experience a broad scope of knowledge in the areas of landscape and urban design, landscape planning and landscape management.

Michael’s inquisitive and proactive nature also has him engaged in the research of youth space, networking with fellow professionals to look beyond ‘skate park’ thinking. From these discussions he hopes to be able to develop and activate inclusive youth environments throughout Western Australia.

Meet Carla – Carla has 15 years’ experience in the industry in the fields of Landscape Design and Construction, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Graduating with Honours from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2011 with a Bachelor of Design, Landscape Architecture, in March 2012 she was awarded the prestigious AILA Karl Langer Award for Landscape Architecture, the highest honour presented to a Graduate of Landscape Architecture in Queensland by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Carla’s professional project portfolio covers national and international master-planning, resorts and mixed use, health and education, environment and parks, sporting precincts, commercial residential and public realm.

It is important to Carla to give back to Academia, mentoring those new to the profession and maintaining an awareness of design trends and best practice globally. She believes we as Landscape Architects have a duty to pass on a message, to create meaningful environments, and to continue to tell the story of what once was, be that by revealing or introducing new layers within the landscape.