CLARB joins IFLA as first corporate member 

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) officially became the first corporate member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) at the 2023 IFLA World Council in Nairobi, Kenya.  

Through membership in the only global body representing the landscape architecture profession, CLARB will have the opportunity to share and exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the five IFLA regions and contribute to IFLA’s efforts to advance recognition of the profession around the world. As the first corporate member, CLARB paves the way for other landscape architecture organizations, university programs and private practices to collaborate with IFLA’s member associations through education, training, research and professional practice. 

“The opportunity to engage with our global colleagues and support IFLA’s work demonstrates CLARB’s commitment to a unified, elevated landscape architecture profession worldwide,” says CLARB past president Carisa McMullen. “We are proud to join IFLA as its first corporate member and look forward to advancing the global conversation about landscape architecture.”  

IFLA currently represents 80 national associations from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Its members work to create globally sustainable and balanced living environments for the benefit of humanity worldwide. 

“In unity, we find strength. We’re very pleased to welcome CLARB as our first corporate member to the IFLA family,” says Bruno Marques, president of IFLA. “This paves the way for a global alliance of landscape architects, illustrating that together, we can shape a more beautiful and sustainable world.” 

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CLARB past president Carisa McMullen, IFLA president Bruno Marques and CLARB CEO Matt Miller mark CLARB’s corporate membership at the 2023 IFLA World Council in Nairobi, Kenya. 



The International Federation of Landscape Architects’ (IFLA) mission is to promote the landscape architecture profession within a collaborative partnership of the allied built-environment professions, demanding the highest standards of education, training, research and professional practice, and providing leadership and stewardship in all matters. It officially represents the world body of landscape architects through its member associations and regions and in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA, etc. A truly global federation, IFLA is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization that currently represents 80 national associations from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.  




The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) is a non-profit organization that has worked to protect the world’s people, places and environment through landscape architecture for over 50 years. CLARB designs, promotes and defends landscape architectural standards with its 57 licensure boards across Canada, the United States, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands. CLARB also works to strengthen the future of the landscape architecture profession worldwide through international partnerships, collaboration, advocacy and research that protect the health, safety and welfare of the global community.

Alyssa Torrance
Communications and Outreach Manager, CLARB
Phone: 1-571-432-0332


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