The fellowship was awarded in recognition of his 25 years of national leadership in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Place Management. The award was celebrated in Brisbane at a cocktail event attended by local landscape architects, the AILA QLD Executive and AILA National Council members.
Through this award, the AILA National Council acknowledges Malcolm's extensive international experience in both the private and public sectors and his numerous professional representations to key associations and boards.
Malcolm said it is a great honour to receive recognition from a profession that has and will continue to make a significant contribution to the quality and liveability of Australian towns and cities.
“I want to see landscape architects being more widely acknowledged for the part they can and must play in finding creative solutions to the urgent environmental and social problems confronting the planet,” said Malcolm.
Malcolm has been CEO of South Bank Corporation for more than six years and is also the Chairman of the Place Leaders Association and Adjunct Professor of Urban Design at QUT.
"Recognition of my contribution to the Landscape Architecture profession is humbling but there are further goals to reach as I am passionate about the public realm and how it shapes our experiences and values as a society," he said.
The AILA National Council, through this award, celebrates Malcolm's significant achievements whereby his stewardship and leadership as CEO of South Bank Corporation has delivered a public precinct of international stature.
The AILA National Council will also award the AILA Fellowship to Stephen White, Managing Director of Tract Consultants.
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