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Accreditation and Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)

Accreditation is a non-governmental, voluntary system of self-regulation. Its core is the concept of self-evaluation. The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accreditation process evaluates each program on the basis of its stated objectives and compliance to externally mandated minimum standards. The program conducts a self-study to evaluate how well it is meeting its educational goals. LAAB then provides an independent assessment, which determines if a program meets accreditation requirements. Programs leading to first professional degrees at the bachelor’s or master’s levels in the United States are eligible to apply for accreditation from LAAB. See a list of programs accredited by LAAB.

The Board of Trustees of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognizes the quality of educational programs leading to first professional degrees in landscape architecture at the bachelor’s and master’s level accredited by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects' Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (LAAC). It regards the criteria for accreditation and many of the individual program guidelines to be comparable to those employed by LAAB. See a list of programs accredited by LAAC.

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LAAB News & Actions

2014 ASLA Student Communications Honor Award - SNACKs

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Landscape Architecture Program Chairs

Carl Steinitz, Hon. ASLA

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ROVE Members

2016 ASLA Student Communications Honor Award - Dan Kiley Landscapes in Bartholomew County, Indiana and Planting Typologies at the Miller Garden and North Christian Church

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2011 ASLA Student Collaboration Honor Award - Wurstershire Sauce

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