The Lebanese Landscape Association (LELA)
is a collective of professionals, academics and researchers established as a Lebanese NGO in May 2015 and recognized by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) as the National Association for landscape architecture in Lebanon
as of January 1st, 2016
LELA aims to serve as a hub for landscape architecture professionals and academics, students and researchers to discourse landscape in Lebanon and the Mashreq, to demonstrate the value and significance of landscape’s multifunctional framework in realizing sustainable development and securing quality living in villages, towns and cities in the region. LELA strives to raise awareness of landscape architecture by encouraging cooperation between landscape, design and planning programs in Lebanese universities, cooperating with networking with local authorities and through national and international workshops and publications that ameliorate professional best practices.
LELA serves as a portal that connects local professionals with the international body of professionals, keeping them abreast of advances in landscape architecture worldwide while responding to ecological, socio-economic and cultural dictates that continue to shape the emerging profession of landscape architecture in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.