Become a Landscape Architect

Start Your Journey

Do you want to learn more about landscape architecture?

Visit the ASLA Career Discovery hub where you can learn:

  • How to become a landscape architect
  • Stories about landscape architects
  • Videos about landscape architecture and architects
  • A PowerPoint presentation on the profession
  • A downloadable brochure on landscape architecture as a career
  • Links to Bureau of Labor Statistics data on the profession
  • Results of ASLA’s annual graduating student survey
  • Examples of great landscape architecture
  • And activity books—one for kids and one for teens and adults.




  Tools for PreK-12 Teachers

Tools for Teachers 

Back to School time is a great opportunity for members and educators alike to explore ASLA resources. Explore a growing collection of resources. Free ASLA resources introduce landscape architecture as a fun and engaging profession.


LAAB Accreditation


LAAB Accreditation

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) is a specialized agency that accredits educational programs leading to first professional degrees at the bachelor’s or master’s level in landscape architecture in the United States and its territories.

Use the map to locate LAAB-accredited landscape architecture programs by state. Programs are identified by degree: BSLA or BLA for undergraduate programs, MLA for master’s programs. Other information:

  • LR (last review) is the date of the last complete review by LAAB.
  • IR (initial review) is the first review of a program.
  • NR (next review) is the date of the next scheduled complete review.

The maximum term for LAAB accreditation is six years. Candidacy programs are emerging programs that are not yet eligible to apply for accreditation. Candidacy programs have made a commitment to apply for initial accreditation within one year of their first graduating class.



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