The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts has received a full, six-year term of accreditation from the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB).
Residing in St. Louis, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, one comes to appreciate the enormous complexity of natural and manmade systems as well as the intersections between them, Bruce Lindsey, E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, said. At the same time, working within the context of a world-renowned research institution provides both international and interdisciplinary perspectives. It helps to shape the questions we ask and the problems our faculty and students set out to solve.
“Sustainability is today’s most pressing challenge, for architects and landscape architects alike, but also its most promising opportunity,” Lindsey added. “Sustainability is not a single, discrete discipline. It is an approach, an emphasis, a value. It is a practical and philosophical ideal that informs everything we do.”