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Recruitment in Undergraduate Landscape Architectural Education

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Recording from live webinar on 2/1/2019


Recruitment in Undergraduate Landscape Architectural Education: Challenges and Strategies

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. This webinar presented the results of a nationwide survey of undergraduate landscape architecture programs undertaken by LAF's 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 shifted to solutions. Four guest faculty members present the innovative and effective strategies that their institutions have been using to recruit new students and increase retention rates.



LAF Vice President of Education, Kofi Boone (Associate Professor, College of Design, North Carolina State University) served as moderator.

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



Florida International University Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design Program recruitment video:

Rutger University Dual Degree/Accelerated MLA recruitment video:

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