American University of Beirut

LAAB/ASLA Accreditation

The LDEM department had a virtual accreditation visit of its undergraduate Landscape Architecture program (BLA) from 29 March to 1 April​, 2021. This virtual visit replaced the face to face one which was planned for Spring 2019/2020​ and which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The virtual visit was a success, and the BLA program received accreditation for 6 years (maximum allowable time) and became the first program to receive LAAB/ASLA accreditation outside the USA, worldwide. 

Self Evaluation Report (SER)

LDEM Submitted the first version of SER in December 2019 to LAAB (Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board)​. The document was later updated and resubmitted in March 2021, and an addendum (Addendum G) about COVID-19 and other crisis updates was also added. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Why LAAB/ASLA Accreditation?​

The BLA Program has recently got LAAB (Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board) program accreditation by ASLA (American Association of Landscape Architecture). LAAB accreditation is based on seven specific standards. To earn accreditation, a program must meet the minimum requirements for accreditation and meet all seven standards.

Accreditation is a non-governmental, voluntary system of self-regulation. At its core is the concept of self-evaluation.  The LAAB accreditation process evaluates each program on the basis of its stated objectives and compliance to externally mandated minimum standards. ​​

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