Landscape Architecture Department

Our Mission

We deliver a fully accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) for first professional degree students and post-professional students (those already holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree). Our program balances theory and practice, and emphasizes design to support human well-being and environmental balance.

Our students engage with issues of social justice, sustainability, environmental racism, and explore responses to these constructs through research and design. Our core values align with those of the College; we adhere to the ethos of real people + real projects = real difference.

Landscape Architecture Contacts

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Louise Bordelon PhD

Assistant Professor and Department Chair
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Jody Beck PhD

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Associate Professor
Jodi Stock

Jodi Stock

Admissions Coordinator

Our Program


The Master of Landscape Architecture program has been fully accredited since 1983. The program had its scheduled accreditation review by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board on October 11-14, 2015.  The current accreditation was awarded for a six-year period, through December 31, 2021, then extended due to COVID-19 through December 31, 2022.

The MLA program is a STEM-designated program that allows international students on student visas an extended option of practical training in the United States following graduation.

Linked below are the chapters of the self-evaluation report written in 2015:

For questions regarding the self-evaluation report, please contact Leila Tolderlund at or (303) 315-1028.

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