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Five Landscape Performance Education Grants Available for Fall 2016


To help university landscape architecture programs integrate landscape performance into their curriculum, LAF is offering five $2,500 mini-grants to faculty for the Fall 2016 term/semester. Landscape performance is part of the the revised 2016 LAAB Accreditation Standards, which take effect starting with landscape architecture programs scheduled for accreditation reviews in fall 2017.

Faculty selected for the Landscape Performance Education Grants will work with LAF to develop and test models to incorporate landscape performance in standard landscape architecture courses, such as research and methods, site planning and analysis, design studios, and other lecture or seminar courses.

Applications are now available and will be due June 15, 2016. Each application is to include a teaching proposal, which will be evaluated for quality and feasibility by LAF and an independent committee of educators. Grant recipients will be announced in early July.

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Grant recipients will work closely with LAF and its Education Committee to finalize the teaching proposals, which will then be implemented during the Fall 2016 term/semester. Formal course evaluations will be used to determine the success and replicability of the teaching models tested, including whether specific landscape performance learning objectives are met.

Course materials developed through the Landscape Performance Education Grants are added to the Resources for Educators section of This library of teaching tools includes syllabi, reading lists, and sample student assignments, as well as faculty reflections on their pedagogical approaches and experiences teaching landscape performance.

LAF awarded five Landscape Performance Education Grants in 2014 and five in 2015. This third round will bring the total in mini-grants awarded to educators to $37,500.

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