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LAAB Winter 2022 Meeting Report

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico / Kristopher Pritchard

The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) held its Winter 2022 Board Meeting in conjunction with the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico on March 14-15.

In addition to their typical board meeting, the LAAB and CELA Boards held joint activities to engage as leaders of landscape architecture education, including a walking tour of the Santa Ana Pueblo grounds along the Rio Grande River led by Nathan Schroeder of Santa Ana Pueblo’s Department of Natural Resources and Ted Jojola Director of the Indigenous Design + Planning Institute of the University of New Mexico. ASLA CEO Torey Carter-Conneen and Vice President of Education Ebru Ozer, ASLA, joined the two groups.

While at the CELA Conference, LAAB and ASLA provided updates at the Academic Program Administrators Meeting on March 16.

LAAB also hosted an Accreditation Workshop on March 16. The workshop, intended to assist with the LAAB accreditation process, was aimed at academic programs interested in LAAB accreditation or preparing for an upcoming accreditation review. Current LAAB board members Lynn Ewanow and Danny Ortega, ASLA, joined Accreditation and Education Director Kristopher Pritchard to provide an overview of the accreditation process timeline and outcomes after a program review is complete. Leaders from 10 accredited landscape architecture degree programs participated.

At its meeting on March 14-15, 2022, LAAB took the following actions regarding programs in landscape architecture at the bachelors and masters level housed within the institutions listed below:

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.

Boston Architectural College (BLA)
Boston, MA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 3 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2024

Boston Architectural College (MLA)
Boston, MA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 3 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2024

Cornell University (BSLA)
Ithaca, NY
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2027

Cornell University (MLA)
Ithaca, NY
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2027

Thomas Jefferson University (BLA)
Philadelphia, PA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2027

University of Kentucky (BSLA)
Lexington, KY
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2027

University of Michigan (MLA)
Ann Arbor, MI
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2027

University of Washington (BLA)
Seattle, WA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2027

University of Washington (MLA)
Seattle, WA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2027

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. LAAB meets this requirement by publishing a notice of action on its website within 30 business days after each board meeting.

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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