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LAAB Summer 2020 Meeting Report

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) took the following actions regarding programs in landscape architecture at its Summer 2020 meeting:

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) meets this requirement by publishing a notice of action on its website within 30 business days after each board meeting. At its meeting on July 30–31, 2020, LAAB took the following actions regarding programs in landscape architecture at the Bachelor’s and Master’s 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.

Arizona State University (BSLA)
Tempe, AZ
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2026

Arizona State University (MLA)
Tempe, AZ
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2026

Iowa State University (BLA)
Ames, IA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2026

Iowa State University (MLA)
Ames, IA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2026

Pennsylvania State University (MLA)
University Park, PA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2025*

*Accreditation term expired Spring 2019 and the program was granted a twelve-month delay of accreditation visit. As outlined in the LAAB Accreditation Procedures, the grant of accreditation is from the originally scheduled review date.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BLA)
Champaign, IL
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2026

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MLA)
Champaign, IL
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2026


Initial Accreditation
Initial accreditation is granted on a first review when a program meets all standards 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.

North Dakota State University (MLA)
Fargo, ND
Accreditation Action: Initial Accreditation for 2 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2022


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

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