The Department of Landscape Architecture’s professional has been granted re-accreditation of its professional BSLA program from the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. The program first became accredited in 1966, two years after the department was founded. Since 1964 the department has conferred 1,400 undergrad degrees and 255 graduate degrees.
The summary of the accreditation report notes that LA faculty and students win campus and national awards, that the department’s activities positively impact communities and citizens throughout the state, and that graduating seniors are readily accepted into the workplace and bring useful technical and critical thinking skills with them. “Students were especially enthusiastic and freely provided observations and suggestions in a highly professional manner. They were obviously proud and well satisfied to be a part of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,” the reviewers write.