The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has partnered with a new media service aiming to support and inspire those who plan and design Australian landscapes and buildings.
The Built Environment Channel will supply news, information and specialist content to architects, engineers, landscape architects and designers throughout Australia through an in-house network of digital screens, installed into licensed practices at no cost.
“AILA is very excited to be partnering with Built Environment Channel (BEC). This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for the broader built environment to be better connected with a tremendous platform integrated into the working environment.
“We’ve been working closely with BEC over the last couple of months and it is clear that they have a genuine passion for sharing information across the sector. AILA members will have an early opportunity to benefit from the partnership and the innovation” said AILA Chief Executive Officer, Tim Arnold.
The network will deliver curated content to practices throughout the work week and will generate revenue through a limited amount of industry- specific advertising content.
“Our aim is to deliver vital information in real time to industry professionals, in a way that’s unobtrusive and helpful to them” said BEC Chief Executive, Andrew Stefanou.
“We’re aware of the time pressures of those who work in the built environment and we believe our network will keep them informed and inspire them with new ideas” said Stefanou.
BEC plans to commit a significant amount of revenue back into the industry, through the establishment of a BEC Build Forward Fund – a $5million+ fund that will be able to support other initiatives the industry believes will be beneficial.
Demonstrating their commitment to the landscape architecture industry, BEC have pledge financial support above and beyond their corporate partnership with AILA to the recently announced Gender Equity in Landscape Architecture Project.
“We’re very proud to be involved in the Gender Equity Project and look forward to seeing our contribution make a real difference in the industry” said Stefanou.
AILA is among other strategic partners already supporting the concept of the BEC network, including the Architect Registration Board NSW, Architect Registration Board of Victoria, Parlour Inc., The Planning Institute of Australia and ArchiTeam.