Formerly the Discipline Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Western Australia and Director of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre, Weller has won over 30 prizes in international design, written four books, published a slew of academic articles and given many public lectures all over the world.
Weller is well known for his design of the Garden of Australian Dreams at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The garden symbolically depicts the concept of 'place' and 'home' through landscape. The garden will be host to the 2016 IFLA welcome reception.
Hosted by AILA, the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architects will be held from 27-29 October 2016. IFLA aims to educate, inspire and engage landscape architects, students, universities, government bodies and the public through a series of programs across three days.
Held in Canberra, the festival will include a research summit, student charette and welcome reception, public talks, tours and exhibitions. Also a part of the event is the IFLA Asia-Pacific Regional Congress and the AILA National Awards Gala Dinner. The festival is expected to attract over 500 delegates from more than fifteen countries.
AILA claims, “The 2016 Congress in Canberra is an opportunity for all Asia-Pacific IFLA neighbours to develop and nurture collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships to advance Landscape Architecture in the centrally significant Asia-Pacific Region, a shared vision for the next fifty years.”
The International Festival of Landscape Architects will be held 27-29 October 2016 in Canberra.