Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

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Who we Are

CELA is comprised of over 120 institutions and individuals who have interest in the preparation of landscape architects for global practice. CELA's 11 regions primarily cover North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the Pacific Rim, but its outreach is worldwide. From this web site, viewers may access links to CELA-member institutions which in-turn can lead to contact information or web pages for the hundreds of faculty who comprise the bulk of participants in CELA. CELA's Board of Directors consists mainly of academic practitioners with strong commitments to teaching, research / scholarly works and service. Many hold administrative positions at their institutions. CELA recognizes and celebrates accomplishments in these areas through annual awards to faculty who perform at exceptionally high levels. Please review CELA member institutions and CELA Leadership on this website for more information.

Position Announcements

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JOB LISTING RATES: The cost to place an ad on the CELA website is $485.00 USD (payable by check or credit card) for a three month listing.  CELA no longer offers pro-rated listings.  Please submit your ad request HERE. For questions, please contact Nancy Haywood at

Note: If you need to post your job opening in a particular (printed / published) format, please contact the advertising page of Landscape Journal at

Our Purpose

The purpose of CELA is to further education in landscape architecture specifically related to teaching, research/scholarly works, and service. We do this by engaging in scholarly activities between students, faculty and public/private practitioners. The development and management of curricula, the generation and diffusion of knowledge, and the promotion of public health, safety and welfare are key to our purposes. CELA is an international organization comprised of institutions and individuals that meet annually to disseminate the latest thinking and findings through refereed presentations and papers. Twice a year, CELA publishes Landscape Journal, the preeminent scholarly journal in the field. CELA also posts on its website Landscape Research Record, a refereed compilation of full papers from each annual CELA conference. Please continue to browse our website, or contact us, to learn more about higher education and academic practice in landscape architecture.

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100 + 1 | RESILIENCE Conference 2021

The CELA Annual Conference offers the opportunity to present and exchange ideas which impact the earth through the tenets of landscape architecture including, but not limited to, environmental design, art, science, communication, architecture, historic preservation, planning, sociology, justice, health, design thinking, construction management, engineering and related disciplines, in addressing global issues through design professions. The wide range of track themes are sure to challenge and inspire attendees. In a time unlike any other, we look forward to gathering virtually to connect, collaborate and learn together March 17-19!

Recent News

ASLA & CELA Oppose Trump Administration Nonimmigrant Student Exemption Modifications

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASLA and CELA Oppose Trump Administration Nonimmigrant Student Exemption Modifications Amidst mounting pressure from colleges,

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Covid_19 Resources

The CELA’s first and foremost obligation is to protect the safety of our members, and the partners and colleagues with

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