The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture is the only landscape architecture program in the state of Louisiana that offers accredited professional degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
LAAB is the accrediting organization for landscape architectural programs and develops standards to objectively evaluate landscape architecture programs, judging whether a program is in compliance with accreditation standards. The mission of the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board is to evaluate, advocate for, and advance the quality of education in landscape architecture programs.
LAAB is comprised of landscape architecture practitioners and academicians, representatives from landscape architecture collateral organizations and the public. The collateral organizations are the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), and Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). Visit for asla.org to review accreditation standards and procedures.
The Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture offers accredited degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (five-year program, 159 credit hours) and the Master of Landscape Architecture (three-year program, 90 credit hours). Both programs were reaccredited in 2011; the next accreditation visit is scheduled for spring 2017.
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