Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture


CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)


7th of February 2018

UC Davis Announces Spring 2018 Sustainability Courses

Spring 2018 Sustainability Courses from UC Davis Extension   Green Architecture April 17-18 and May 18: Tues.-Wed. and Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $650. Enroll in section 174SEG104. Special discount: Info Session Discount, Group Discount, BIA, SRBX and CAAA.   Sustainable Planning Environmental Site Design and Development May 4, 18 and June 8: Fri., 8 […]

15th of January 2018


CLASS Fund Request for Proposals Canceled for 2018 Directors of the CLASS Fund have announced with regret that there will be no solicitation of proposals for 2018.  The CLASS Fund Board of Directors indicated that due to the uncertainty of changes in fundraising in 2017, the Board will not review any new proposals or take-on […]

21st of November 2017

CELA Call For Student Director Nominations (Second Position)

November 21, 2017 RE:  NOMINATIONS FOR STUDENT DIRECTOR OF CELA, (Second Position,) COUNCIL OF EDUCATORS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Dear CELA Academic Administrator: The CELA Board of Directors has established a 2nd Student Director position on the Board.  This means that there will be a student position on the ballot every year going forward (these are […]

10th of November 2017


The Board of Directors of CELA seeks nominations for its annual election of Officers and Regional Directors for the following positions.  PLEASE NOTE that the CELA Board has expanded the number of CELA Regions to 11 to better serve its member institutions and its expanding global activities.  This means that a few CELA members are now in different […]

31st of October 2017

Utah State University Seeking Candidates for its Doctor of Landscape Architecture Degree Program

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates for its Doctor of Landscape Architecture degree program. The interdisciplinary Doctor of Landscape Architecture prepares leaders and future university faculty members in landscape architecture by engaging in creative intellectual work that contributes to the theory and practice of landscape architecture.  For highly qualified […]

19th of October 2017

Two CELA Members Embark on Drone-deterring Research

Two Clemson professors and CELA members, Hala Nassar and Robert Hewitt, recently received part of a $750,000 NSF grant to help develop more economical drone-deterring solutions for public spaces.  Hala Nassar, a landscape architecture professor in Clemson’s College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, is the university’s principal investigator (PI). She and co-PI Robert Hewitt, an associate professor of landscape architecture, […]

28th of August 2017


Officials organizing the 2017 annual CELA conference were pleased to host the largest conference in CELA history. Total registrations reached 701 delegates, from eighteen countries including 513 Chinese registrations, 188 internationals, and 111 students reflecting CELA’s increasing focus on student scholarship. The conference was hosted by Tsinghua University, Beijing Forestry University and Peking University, all […]

16th of August 2017

CELA Adds Student Award

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture to Inaugurate a Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new CELA Student Award for Research or Creative Scholarship. The CELA Student Award represents the highest level of recognition the organization can bestow on […]

16th of August 2017


2017 CELA PRESIDENT’S AWARD Linda Ashby, CELA Region 1 Director (2014-2017), has been named as recipient of the 2017 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture President’s Award by CELA Past President Ming-Han Li. The President’s Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to a CELA President during his or her term in […]

16th of August 2017

2017 CELA Class of Fellows

CELA Announces the 2017 Class of Fellows Five outstanding individuals were elevated to Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Academy of Fellows in Beijing. Fellows Chair Dr. Joanne Westphal presented the high awards of distinction during the closing CELA Conference dinner and shared summaries of the recipients’ career accomplishments and contributions to Landscape Architecture. CELA […]

16th of August 2017

2017 CELA Awards and Board Members Announced in Beijing

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture congratulates the 2017 recipients of our Annual Awards of Recognition, and thanks them all for their vast contributions to education and the field of Landscape Architecture. Dr. Hala Nassar, CELA Second Vice President and Chair of the Standing Committee on Awards and Recognitions presented the Awards during the […]

7th of August 2017


CELA and The Cultural Landscape Foundation are pleased to bring exhibitions on the renown works of Dan Kiley and Oehme, van Sweden to CELA member institutions. CELA member universities with suitable exhibition space have the opportunity to host two traveling photographic exhibitions – The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, and The New American Garden: […]

15th of May 2017

Ground Transportation Information for 2017 CELA Conference

Ground Transportation Information for 207 CELA Conference The Chinese hosts for the 2017 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Conference in Beijing (May 26 through May 29) offer the following information about ground transportation for those arriving at Beijing Capitol International Airport (PEK.) The Subway Beijing’s subway system has 15 lines. The fare is […]

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