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Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board 2019 Summer Meeting Report

Accrediting agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) are required to notify the public of accreditation decisions and the basis for such decisions. The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) at its meeting on August 2-3, 2019, took the following actions regarding programs in landscape architecture at the bachelors and masters level housed within the institutions listed below.

LAAB made the following accreditation decisions:

Renewal of Accreditation
Programs in this category have completed a self-evaluation report and on-site evaluation. The term for renewal of accreditation is up to six (6) years.

Colorado State University (BSLA)
Fort Collins, CO
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024*

*Accreditation term expired Spring 2018 and program was granted twelve-month delay of accreditation visit. As outlined in the LAAB Accreditation Procedures, the grant of accreditation is from the originally scheduled review date.

Florida International University (MLA)
Miami, FL
Accreditation Action: Deferred Action until LAAB Winter 2020 Meeting
Next Accreditation Review: TBD

Illinois Institute of Technology (MLA)
Chicago, IL
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2025

Temple University (MLA)
Ambler, PA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2024*

*Accreditation term expired Fall 2018. LAAB deferred action to Summer 2019 Meeting. As outlined in the LAAB Accreditation Procedures, the grant of accreditation is from the originally scheduled review date.

University of Arizona (MLA)
Tucson, AZ
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2025

Washington State University (BLA)
Pullman, WA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2025

Washington University (MLA)
St. Louis, MO
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2025


Initial Accreditation
Initial accreditation is granted on a first review when a program meets all standards at least minimally and the program's continued development and conformation to the accreditation standards is deemed likely. Programs in this category have completed a self-evaluation report and on-site evaluation. The term for initial accreditation is up to six (6) years.

Universidad Ana G Mendez (BSLA)
Gurabo, PR
Accreditation Action: Initial Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2025

University of Delaware (BSLA)
Newark, DE
Accreditation Action: Deferred Action until LAAB Winter 2020 Meeting
Next Accreditation Review: TBD


Candidacy Status
Programs in this category have completed a self-evaluation report and on-site evaluation. After achieving candidacy status, a program must apply for initial accreditation within one year of its first graduating class. If initial accreditation is not granted, the program can retain its candidacy status for one additional year.

University of Hawai’i (MLA)
Honolulu, HI
Accreditation Action: Approval for Candidacy Status


To review LAAB documents, the action letters related to the above-referenced accreditation decisions, and the list of accredited programs visit the LAAB website.



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