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Registered Practices

Register your Practice

LI Registered Practices are at the heart of the landscape architecture profession. They are vital in raising the profile of the profession, communicating its importance, and advancing the art and science of landscape architecture. By registering a practice, clients can be confident that they are working with committed professionals and that they have the assurance of a quality benchmark, backed by a trusted professional body.

The LI has over 400 practices spread across the UK and overseas, use our directory to find a Registered Practice. The work of our Registered Practices are highlighted at the annual LI Awards, and featured in the Case Study Library.

Criteria for Registration

1. There are three sub-categories of registration which the organisation registering must fall within.

1.1 Landscape Practice – Private Practice

A Practice or organisation which is engaged in the landscape profession (design, management, planning, urban design or science) may become registered with the Landscape Institute when one or more Principals of the practice is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI or FLI). A Principal is a partner or director of the Practice with full legal, managerial and financial responsibility for the landscape work of the practice. A multi-disciplinary practice which has a Chartered Member of the Institute as an employee without such responsibility is not eligible for registration under this category.

1.2 Landscape Department – Multi-disciplinary Private Practice

An organisation with a landscape section or department engaged in the landscape profession (design, management, planning, urban design or science) may become registered with the Landscape Institute where the Department Leader is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI or FLI). A Department Leader must have full managerial and technical responsibility for the landscape work of the Department and the Chief Executive of the organisation must undertake that they will enable the Department Leader to practice in accordance with the Landscape Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct.

1.3 Landscape Department – Local Authority

A Local Authority with a landscape section or department engaged in the landscape architecture profession (design, management, planning, urban design or science) may become registered with the Landscape Institute where the Department Leader is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI or FLI). A Department Leader must have full managerial and technical responsibility for the landscape work of the Department and the Chief Executive of the Authority must undertake that they will enable the Department Leader to practice in accordance with the Landscape Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct.

Sub-categories are used by the Institute to identify eligibility and to gather statistics. All practices or departments registered with the Institute are promoted under the over-arching title of LI Registered Practice. The subcategories are recorded on the internal database only and not displayed in the public facing online search engine – if a Registered Practice wishes to disclose this information however the Institute applies no restrictions.

2. Requirement for Professional Indemnity Insurance.

All Practices and Departments registered with the Landscape Institute are required to carry professional indemnity insurance and to produce evidence that PII cover is held. It is for each Practice or Department to determine its own risk and the level of cover necessary. Practices are however advised that with increasing litigation against professionals generally they should be prudent in their assessment of risk and the level of cover necessary. In addition, clients often insist on a certain level of PII cover. In the case of a public authority acting as a consultancy to other authorities, a letter from the Chief Executive stating that they are indemnified shall be produced as evidence.

Email your application to membership: membership@landscapeinstitute.org

Fees

Size of Practice (total number of employees)

Annual subscription

+ VAT

(at 2018)

Sole Trader (Start-Up)
£100.00
1 – 2
£260.00
3 – 5
£325.00
6 – 10
£385.00
11 – 20
£645.00
21 +
£970.00

Benefits to Registered Practices

Online Case Studies Library

Case studies are available in the searchable online Case Studies Library, showcasing a diverse range of projects by Registered Practices, including LI Award winners. This is constantly growing and we are always seeking new applications for case studies, you may have up to five completed projects added to the Case Studies Library at any time.

Logo and Signboards

The LI Registered Practices logo can be used on practice websites and stationery. The LI signboards promote your practice and its association with the Institute on site. Download the logo and design guidelines from the Members’ only area.

Registered Practice News

Online Registered Practice news is produced by the LI and is available to all registered practice staff – not just LI members. Sign-up today and the newsletter sent via email, features sector news, competitions, reports on prizes and awards and projects, as well as new LI events for Registered Practices to attend.

Publications

All Registered Practices will receive a copy of Landscape the journal of the Landscape Institute. The LI also publishes resources for landscape practitioners, clients, decision-makers, and professionals in other built and natural environment sectors. Browse our publications to find out more about our technical guidance, policy statements and contract documentation that are available.

Policy Documents

The LI has documents on Green Infrastructure, Water, Housing, Public Health, Investing in Landscape, and Climate Change in the Policy pages of our website. As a Registered Practice you can request free, printed, copies of any of these documents. The LI also has additional free resources for Registered Practices to give to clients: ‘Landscape Architecture, a guide for clients’ and ‘Why invest in landscape architecture?’.

Insurance Services

Registered Practices can receive a free initial consultation and preferential rates through McParland Finn, the LI’s preferred insurance services. Please visit the dedicated LI Insurance webpage for more details.

Legal Advice

Registered Practices are entitled to a free legal consultation or advice and a free insurance consultation. Details are made available in the Members’ only area.

All LI Registered Practices are obliged to

– Have Professional Indemnity Insurance cover – Adhere to the Landscape Institute’s Code of Conduct – Comply with Landscape Institute CPD regulations – Have as a Principal or Department Head, a Chartered landscape architect with full managerial and technical responsibility for landscape work

Why use an LI Registered Practice?

– Find the right practice for the job by searching the ‘Find a Practice’ Directory – Be confident that you are working with committed professionals – Have the assurance of a quality benchmark, backed by a trusted professional body