LI President Jane Findlay welcomed and presented the Award to Dr Makhzoumi on Wednesday 18 August as part of the online opening ceremony of the IFLA World Congress in Penang, Malaysia

During a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 18 August 2021, as part of the opening ceremony of IFLA’s World Congress 2020, IFLA President James Hayter announced Iraqi architect, landscape architect and academic Dr. Jala Makhzoumi as the 2021 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award laureate.

The annual Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honour IFLA can bestow on a landscape architect. Inaugurated by IFLA in 2005, it celebrates a living landscape architect whose achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on society, the environment, and the profession of landscape architecture.

Landscape Insitute (LI) President Jane Findlay presented the Award to Dr. Makhzoumi in a pre-recorded event in Birmingham.

‘In my role as President I often have the opportunity to meet the most amazing people: exemplary individuals whose work is hugely influential on the communities they work in and the people they educate.

‘This week, I had the immense pleasure of presenting the IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award to Jala Makhzoumi, a remarkable and inspirational woman whose dedication, creativity, and relentless effort have tremendous positive impact on the landscape profession in the Middle East.

‘Jala’s writings, projects, and professional contributions cross many borders in the Middle East and beyond. She is an exemplary role model, respected by many.’

Jane Findlay
President, Landscape Institute

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