LAAB | Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo

Engineering, Design & Architecture

Departamento de Diseño y Arquitectura


Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board

As stated in their website, “Accreditation is a non-governmental, voluntary system of self-regulation. Its core is the concept of self-evaluation. The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accreditation process evaluates each program on the basis of its stated objectives and compliance to externally mandated minimum standards. The program conducts a self-study to evaluate how well it is meeting its educational goals. LAAB then provides an independent assessment, which determines if a program meets accreditation requirements. Programs leading to first professional degrees at the bachelor’s or master’s levels in the United States are eligible to apply for accreditation from LAAB.”

The Escuela Internacional de Diseño y Arquitectura has been approved candidacy to continue accreditation procedures of the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

                  123 credits

  • Date of the Previous Visit: May 6-9, 2018
  • Current Term of Accreditation:

"The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) at its July 13-14, 2018 meeting granted candidacy status to the course of study leading to the first professional BSLA degree at Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo. This status is subject to review of annual reports and maintenance of good standing.

Candidacy is an accreditation classification granted to any program which is in the planning or early stages of development or an intermediate stage of program implementation. This accreditation classification provides evidence to the educational institution, licensing bodies, and the public that at the time of evaluation, the developing education program appears to have the potential for meeting the standards set forth in the requirements for an accredited educational program in landscape architecture.

After achieving candidacy status, a program must apply for initial accreditation within one year of its first graduating class. The program is required to communicate with LAAB when the known date of the first graduating class will occur. If initial accreditation is not granted, the program can retain its candidacy status for one additional year."

LAAB Documents:

LAAB, the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board is the national organization dedicated to accrediting programs that offer professional degrees in landscape architecture.