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Landscape Architecture Re-accredited

May 11, 2006

Landscape Architecture Program Receives Accreditation for Another Six Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Susan M. Slupecki, (817) 272-7078, slupecki@uta.edu

ARLINGTON—The Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board has announced the Landscape Architecture Program at The University of Texas at Arlington has been re-accredited for a full six years. The next accreditation visit will be in 2011.

“The visiting team was extremely impressed with the maturity and talent of the program’s students, and the dedication, accomplishments and strength of the faculty,” said Pat D. Taylor, program director.

In particular, members of the team were highly impressed with the emphasis on design process exhibited in the array of student work.

“They also noted the high regard for the program held by the University’s administration, especially that of Dean Don Gatzke and Provost Dana Dunn,” said Taylor.

The team noted three areas on which the program should focus over the next six years, including increasing the diversity of faculty, strengthening structural autonomy, and the merging of strategic planning efforts with those of the school and University, all of which are underway.

The team also identified useful suggestions that the program can use to guide its activities during the next accreditation period, including increasing external funding and research and expanding its outreach to the larger community.

For more information, contact the School of Architecture at (817) 272-2801.