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Recruitment in Undergraduate Landscape Architectural Education

Watch the recording from our February 1 webinar with landscape architecture faculty who are pursuing innovative recruitment strategies. Subscribe to LAF communications for announcements of future webinars.


Recording from live webinar on 2/1/2019

Recruitment in Undergraduate Landscape Architectural Education: Challenges and Strategies

Webinar moderated by Kofi Boone, LAF Vice President of Education and Associate Professor in the College of Design at North Carolina State University
Recorded February 1, 2019

Landscape architecture is a creative and dynamic field with broad appeal, yet academic programs, and undergraduate programs, in particular, are suffering a recruitment crisis that is shared by a range of other disciplines. Recognizing this conundrum, LAF invites you to learn about exemplary undergraduate recruitment strategies and how to implement them at your institution. 

This webinar presents the results of a nationwide survey of undergraduate landscape architecture programs undertaken by LAFs Education Committee. The results of the survey provide a snapshot of the current situation in academia. After contextualizing this data and the recruitment challenges it demonstrates, the conversation shifts to solutions. Four guest faculty present the innovative and effective strategies that their institutions have been using to stabilize and increase retention rates.

Additional content mentioned in the webinar relating to recruitment strategies from Rutgers University can be found here and from Florida International University here.

Moderated by:

Kofi Boone, LAF Vice President of Education
Associate Professor
College of Design
North Carolina State University


Holly Nelson, Associate Professor of Practice
Department of Landscape Architecture
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

Mark Boyer, Director
Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture
Louisiana State University 

Ken Yocom, PhD, Department Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Washington 

Roberto Rovira, Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design
Florida International University 

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