This past semester, the SAES's Landscape Architecture Program was approved for accreditation until 2017 by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), which was established to develop standards and assessment procedures by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The SAES Landscape Architecture Program began with approval from the UNC General Administration in 1976. It remains the only accredited undergraduate program at an HBCU and continues to graduate more African-American landscape architecture students than any other program in the country. The A&T Landscape Architecture Program is also now the only undergraduate program in the field in North Carolina, and the program has frequently put A&T into the public eye as faculty-guided student teams contributed extensively to community planning and design projects. Among the area communities on the Landscape Architecture Program's assist list are Asheboro, Trinity, Haw River, Lexington, and Salisbury.
Perry Howard, Anna Reaves, and John Robinson comprise the current Landscape Architecture faculty. Howard, the program coordinator, has served as president of the 16,000-member American Society of the Landscape Architects, which has and 48 chapters across the United States. Howard was the first — and remains the only — African American elected to that office.
Program assistant Darlene Primas (336-334-7520) handles requests for additional information on the program from prospective students.