Accreditation

The Design School offers accredited degree programs in all of our core disciplines.

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Accreditation

 

Architecture

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a preprofessional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

The Design School in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs: 

  • MArch (pre-professional degree + 56 graduate credits)
  • MArch 3+ (non-pre-professional degree + 98 credits)

Our next accreditation visit for all programs: 2022

NAAB conditions and procedures

The most recent versions of the NAAB Conditions for Accreditation and NAAB Procedures for Accreditation are available to all students, parents and faculty via the following links:

 

Public access to Architectural Program Reports (APR) and Visiting Team Reports (VTR)

Accreditation materials are available to all students, parents and faculty at:

 

NAAB annual statistical reports

naab arizonastateuniversity_2012.pdf

naab arizonastateuniversity_2013.pdf

naab arizonastateuniversity_2014.pdf

naab arizonastateuniversity_2015.pdf

naab arizonastateuniversity_2016.pdf

2007 Annual Report

 

NAAB interim progress reports

Fall 2014 Interim Progress Report

 

Architect Registration Examination pass rates

The Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) pass rates are available to all students, parents and faculty at the following links:

ARE 4.0 pass rates, by School:
https://www.ncarb.org/pass-are/are4/pass-rates/are4-pass-rates-school

ARE 5.0 pass rates, by School:
https://www.ncarb.org/pass-are/are5/pass-rates/are5-pass-rates-school

ARE Pass Rates 2011

 

 

Career development information

The resources provided below are valuable sources of information on the larger context of architecture education and the career pathways available to graduates of accredited degree programs.

Admission and advising

Admission and advising information is available to all students, parents and faculty via the following links:

Design School Application: https://design.asu.edu/admissions

Design School WRGP Program: https://design.asu.edu/content/western-regional- graduate-program-wrgp

ASU Career and Professional Development Services: https://eoss.asu.edu/cs

Student financial information

Student financial information is available to all students, parents and faculty via the following links:

Tuition and fees:

https://students.asu.edu/tuitionandfees

Financial aid and scholarships:

https://students.asu.edu/financialaid

ASU Net Price Calculator:

https://students.asu.edu/financialaid/net-price

ASU Tuition Estimator:

https://students.asu.edu/tuition

The Design School financial aid resources:

https://design.asu.edu/admissions/tuition-and-paying-college

 

 

 

Industrial Design 

The undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Industrial Design at Arizona State University have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 2001.  

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design is composed of schools and individuals representing the highest traditions and aims in the education of the artist and designer. These members have proven, by the fact of their membership and activity in the organization, their deep interest in fostering high standards for art and design education. 

For more information, please visit the NASAD website

 

 

Interior Design 

The undergraduate BSD Interior Design program and the graduate Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) program currently hold accreditation with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). 

CIDA-accredited programs assure the public that interior design education prepares students to be responsible, well-informed, skilled professionals who make beautiful, safe, and comfortable spaces that also respect the earth and its resources.

For more information please visit the CIDA website.

 

 

Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) Public Information Policy

LAAB accredited programs are required to provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or program. This information is intended to help potential students make informed application decisions.

Mission statement

The Landscape Architecture program at Arizona State University emphasizes the design and planning of sustainable urban landscapes. By providing a challenging and effective educational environment that instills a life-long desire for learning and facilitating positive change, the program endeavors to cultivate students dedicated to creative planning, design and management of the sustainable landscape while preparing them for professional practice, advanced study and eventual leadership in landscape architecture.

Accreditation

The four year Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and three-year First-Professional Master’s Degree (MLA) Programs at Arizona State University are accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. The BSLA Program was last accredited in 2014 and is scheduled for re-accreditation in the Spring of 2020. The MLA Program was last accredited in 2015 and is scheduled for re-accreditation in the Spring of 2020.

Cost of attendance

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture: Arizona State University Net Cost Calculator provides undergraduate applicants estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance – including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses – minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students.

First-Professional Master’s Degree: Arizona State University Net Cost Calculator provides graduate applicants estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance – including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and other related expenses – minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students.

Student achievement

Arizona ASLA Student Honor and Merit Awards

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Honor and Merit Awards recipients are awarded each academic year to both BSLA and MLA students. Eligible students are nominated by the faculty and then the president of the local ASLA State chapter and the program chair coordinate the formation of a jury which select the Certificate of Honor and Certificate of Merit winners. Final selection of the Certificate of Honor and Merit award winners is accomplished by a jury composed of ASLA chapter representatives. Undergraduate and Graduate nominees meet the following criteria:

  1. Nominees must be in their final two years of study with an expected graduation date between Spring 2019 and Spring 2020.
  2. Nominees must be truly outstanding as measured by your program's long-term standards of excellence.
  3. Nominees must have demonstrated the highest level of academic scholarship and of accomplishments in skills related to the art and technology of landscape architecture.
  4. Nominees must have demonstrated personal qualities and skills of:
    1. responsiveness and willingness to work with others,
    2. self-motivation and responsibility, and
    3. design abilities: exploration, discovery, synthesis and representation of landscape architecture design.

2018/19 - Juried at Arizona State University

BSLA

Lucas Ayers, Merit
Savannah Gulstad, Honor
Yifan Li, Merit 
Maria Maurer, Honor
Zachary Pekala, Merit
Katryn Squyres, Honor

MLA

Koren Andres – Merit

Jurors

Brett Anderson ASLA, Partner at Anderson Baron and AZASLA President 

Allison Colwell AIA ASLA, Principal Cowell:Shelor

Russ Greey, ASLA, Principal at Greey/Picket 

Judy Mielke ASLA, Senior Landscape Architect at Logan Simpson Design 

Tim Starkey ASLA, Director of Landscape Architecture, Coe & Van Loo Consultants Inc.

2017/18 - Juried at University of Arizona

BSLA

Tonantzin (Toni) Candanedo – Honor

Tian Fang – Merit 

Ian Klane – Merit

Regan Obrien – Honor 

Patricia Ronczy – Merit 

Katryn Squyres - Honors

MLA

Kristin Antkoviak – Honor

Catherine Ruggiero – Merit 

Jurors

Irene Ogata, RLA, ASLA, City of Tucson 

Caryl Clements, ASLA, Horticulture Unlimited 

Sandy Bolduc, ASLA, Pima County Regional Flood Control District    

Ellen Aster, RLA Pima County Department of Transportation

2016/17 - Juried at Arizona State University

BSLA

Leslie Carnie – Honor

Ian Klane – Merit

Aurelio Lopez - Merit

Kimberly Rodriguez – Honor

Patricia Ronczy – Merit 

Jordan Ward – Merit 

MLA

Kristin Antoviak - Merit

Paula Wheeler - Honor

Jurors

Brett Anderson, ASLA, PLA, Anderson-Baron

Ellen Barth Alster, RLA Pima County Department of Transportation

Jay Hicks, ASLA, PLA Dig Studio

Laura Paty, RLS ASLA, HDR Inc.

Wayne Smith, Serenity at South Mountain

2015/16 - Juried at University of Arizona

BSLA

Alexandra Blandford, Merit
Cristal Castro, Honor
Edwin Espino, Merit 
Mariana Fernandes De Lacaerda, Honor
Nathaniel Kirby, Honor
Yuri Lechuga‐Robles, Merit

MLA

Jennifer Robertson – Merit
Alba Rodrigues – Honor

Jurors

Ellen Alster, RLA Pima County Department of Transportation

Galen Drake, ASLA Chapter President

Lori Woods, Principal RECON Environmental  

2014/15 - Juried at Arizona State University

BSLA

Wanting Dong - Merit
Edwin Espino - Merit
Linsie Kalland - Honor
Lesley Minervini - Honor
Cassandra Ortega - Honor
Lance Trowbridge - Merit

MLA

Ali Abbaszadegan - Honor 
Alba Rodriguez - Merit

Jurors

Karen N. Cesare, ASLA Chapter President and President Novak Environmental, Inc.
Sandy Bolduc, RLA, ASLA, Pima County Regional Flood Control
Russ Greey, RLA, ASLA, Principal from Greey/Picket in Scottsdale

2013/14 - Juried at University of Arizona

BSLA

Skyler Flood - Merit Award
Ji Young Jun - Honor Award
Jacob Miller - Honor Award
Maurilio Rico - Merit Award
Clemente Rico Rodriguez - Honor Award
Lance Trowbridge - Merit Award

MLA

Adam Atkins - Honor Award
Starin Butler - Honor Award

Jurors

Aaron Allan, RLA, ASLA - Current AZ ASLA Chapter President
Leah Manbeck, RLA, ASLA - Principal GB2 Landscape Architects
Steve Grede, RLA, ASLA - Department Chair Pima County Community College

2012/13 - Juried at Arizona State University

BSLA

Christy, Anna - Honor
Ford, Christopher - Merit
Hayashi, Chad - Merit
Miller, Jacob - Honor
Rico Rodriguez, Clemente - Merit
Yang, Xi - Honor

MLA

Brenden, Ashley - Honor
Fischer, Thomas - Merit

Jurors

Irene Ogata, RLA, ASLA, City of Tucson and AZASLA Chapter President 
Todd Briggs, RLA, ASLA, True form Landscape Architecture Studio
Roger Socha, RLA, ASLA, True form Landscape Architecture Studio
Joseph Ewan, RLA, ASLA, Assistant Director and Professor Arizona State University

Sigma Lambda Alpha – Alpha Zeta Chapter

Sigma Lambda Alpha is a national honor society whose purpose is to encourage, recognize, and reward academic excellence in preparation for the profession of landscape architecture. The society elects, in addition, those who have achieved professionally. Honorary and Distinguished Memberships; students, faculty/staff, and professionals are recognized. Leadership and sound character are emphasized. Preserving the valuable traditions and customs consonant with the wise husbandry of the land are sought, and a spirit of amiability is fostered among those of marked ability in this discipline. 

AY 2018/19

Undergraduate

Kaylee Antill

Stanley Berinson

Rachael Fulton

Savannah Gulstad

Taylor McCleary

Christian Morales

Miguel Perez

Christian Morales

Dora Rodriguez

Bradley N. Sampayan

Lauren Reeves 

 Faculty 

Lora Martens

 

AY 2017/18

Undergraduate

Lucas Ayers 

Katherine Keane 

Ian Klane 

Chole Leyba

Yifan Li

Maria Maurer

Zachary Pekala 

Katryn Squres 

Xiaojin Xing

 Graduate 

Catherine Ruggiero 

Faculty 

Chingwen Cheng

  

AY 2016/17

Undergraduate

Tian Fang

Patricia Ronczy

 Graduate 

Kristin Antkoviak

Nicholas Knoebel

 Faculty 

Paul Coseo 

 

AY 2015/16

Undergraduate

Leslie Carnie

Jordan Ward

 Graduate

Mitchell Miller

Jennifer Robertson 

Alba Rodriguez Del Pozo

Paula Wheeler  

AY 2014/2015

Undergraduate

Alexandra Blandford
Mariana F. De Lacerda Pereira
Wanting Dong
Edwin Espino
Yuri Lechuga-Robles
Cassandra Ortega
Abdiel Ruiz
Regina Schmidt
Christine Seime

Graduate

Ali Abbaszadegan

Faculty

Rebecca Fish Ewan

AY 2013/2014

Undergraduate

Linsie Olivia Kalland
Lesley Ann Minervini
Kennetha Larrette Perkins 
Erin Jaye Torchia 
Lance C Trowbridge

Graduate

Alba Rodriguez Del Pozo

AY 2012/2013

Undergraduate

Matthew Boylan
Coby Bruckner
Anna Christy
Skyler Flood
Jennifer Greeson
Ji Young Jun
Jacob Miller
Maurilio Rico
Clemente Rico Rodriguez 
Yilun Tang
Xi Yang
Anthony Ybarra

Graduate

Ashley Brenden
Starin Butler 
Thomas Fischer 
Christine Kimpel 

 

Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholar

The Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Programrecognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.

 

AY 2018/19

Undergraduate

Katryn Squyres

 

AY 2017/18

Graduate

Kristin Antkoviak

 

AY 2016/17

Graduate

Paula Wheeler

 

AY 2015/16

Graduate

Alba Rodriguez Del Pozo

 

AY 2014/15

Graduate

Ali Abbaszadegan

 

Visual Communication Design 

The undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Visual Communication Design at Arizona State University have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 2001.  

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design is composed of schools and individuals representing the highest traditions and aims in the education of the artist and designer. These members have proven, by the fact of their membership and activity in the organization, their deep interest in fostering high standards for art and design education. 

For more information, please visit the NASAD website