The Landscape Architects Registration
Ordinance LARO and Code of Professional Conduct

USE OF TITLE

Section 29 of LARO (Cap. 516) stipulates the use of title of "landscape architect" (園境師), "registered landscape architect" (註冊園境師) or "R.L.A." in Hong Kong:

1

A person whose name does not appear on the register shall not be entitled to describe himself as "landscape architect" or "registered landscape architect" or to use the initials "R.L.A." after his name.

2

Subject to subsection (4), the Board may apply to a judge for an order restraining any person whose name is not on the register from describing himself as "landscape architect" or "registered landscape architect" or using the initials "R.L.A.".

3

A person whose name is not on the register may describe himself as a landscape architect if he describes himself by reference to a membership of any body or institute of landscape architects formed outside Hong Kong which description does not imply that he has the right to practise landscape architecture in Hong Kong under the description of landscape architect.

4

Subject to subsection (3), a person including a firm or company shall not use the description of "landscape architects" or "registered landscape architects" or the initials "R.L.A." unless-

(a) at each place where the person carries on the business of landscape architecture, the business is conducted under the supervision of a registered landscape architect who does not act at the same time in a similar capacity for any other person other than for a firm or company that has substantially the same beneficial ownership and management as the person (where the person is a firm or company);

(b) where the person carries on a multidisciplinary practice, that business, so far as it relates to landscape architecture, is under the full time control and management of a registered landscape architect who does not act at the same time in a similar capacity for any other person other than for a firm or company that has substantially the same beneficial ownership and management as the person (where the person is a firm or company).