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Advantages of a membership

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The bdla supports your professional success

Take advantage of our practice-oriented conferences and seminars, up-to-date professional information and a wide range of discounts and consulting services.

We are involved in politics and associations for good economic conditions of our profession.

Benefit from the know-how of our network

The bdla speakers and the members of the bdla committees act in influential expert committees, e.g. at ministries, chambers and associations. Thus, our members are informed about important professional innovations at an early stage.

In case of current technical questions, our online forums provide direct collegial advice. Take advantage of the legal expertise of our legal advisor Dr. Sebastian Schattenfroh in the field of fees and contracts. Initial consultations are free of charge for members of the bdla.

Your membership pays off

Our members have free access to a wide range of specialist information, sample contracts and planning aids. Reduced participation fees apply for specialist conferences. The cooperation with BAMAKA AG offers freelance members numerous purchasing advantages, from office equipment to company cars.

Present yourself on the most successful platform for landscape architecture and planning office search in Germany: Our website is available to you free of charge for the presentation of your office and your projects.

As a "thank you" for joining the bdla, you pay only 50 percent of the federal fee for the first three years.

Get to know our services in detail:


  • Greatly reduced conference fees at seminars and events.
  • Favourable purchasing conditions via BAMAKA AG (exclusively for freelance ordinary members)
  • Informative e-mail newsletter "bdla brief" (german)
  • Professional exchange of experience in online forums and training events
  • Advice on fees, contracts and professional law
  • Exclusive information in the members' area at, including the provision of sample contracts
  • Presentation of bdla member offices and their projects on
  • Our member directory and the planning office search on the Internet for potential clients
  • Acquisition aids in the form of advertising material, consultations or special prints
  • Use of the bdla logo for members as a (re)recognizable seal of quality
  • Framework contract for the company pension scheme


Professional Association

  • Representation of interests vis-à-vis politics and on a European level
  • Participation in the committees of the Forschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsentwicklung Landschaftsbau FLL (Landscape Development Research Society) and DIN, the German Institute for Standardisation (guidelines, regulations)
  • Cooperation in the Federal Association of Liberal Professions BFB
  • Membership of the Deutscher Naturschutzring DNR
  • Member of the Förderverein Bundesstiftung Baukultur
  • Cooperation with the Standing Conference of the Heads of Garden Authorities at the German Association of Cities GALK
  • Cooperation with the Federal Chamber of Architects, State Chambers of Architects, planners' associations and federal authorities


  • Involvement in IFLA Europe, the European umbrella organization of landscape architects.
  • Involvement in the International Federation of Landscape Architects IFLA
  • Cooperation with EU Directorates General to promote the interests of the profession
  • Cooperation with the EU liaison office of the German Federal Chamber of Architects in Brussels


  • Association life on site in the bdla regional associations
  • Participation in the working groups of the bdla
  • General meetings of the regional associations of the bdla
  • Status junior member for students and graduates of landscape architecture/landscape management


  • Evaluation of landscape architecture courses according to international standards
  • Discourse with those responsible for landscape architecture studies at German universities
  • Participation in ASAP, the accreditation association for study programmes in architecture and planning
  • Organising competitions for young talents
  • Support of the Student Conference Landscape
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Become part of a strong network and benefit from our exclusive information and member benefits.


Become a member

Here you will find all the important information and documents relating to your membership.

Infos zur Mitgliedschaft

Become a junior member

Students and graduates can find all the documents and information they need for membership here.

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