College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture

Our History

1856 Maryland legislature established the Maryland Agricultural College.
1870's Hobart Hutton appointed as first "professor of Agriculture, Horticulture and Arboriculture, Landscape Gardening and Rural Architecture." A. Grabowski appointed as first "Professor of Agriculture, Architecture and Drawing."
1910's Department of Horticulture created. B.W. Anspon appointed as first "Professor of Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture."
1930's Mark Shoemaker appointed as first "Professor of Landscape Design", and Holzapfel Hall becomes occupied by the Horticulture Department.
1993
Maryland Higher Education (MHEC) approves BLA. Thirteen BLA degrees awarded that academic year. Department name changed to Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Robert Scarfo named first Landscape Architecture Coordinator.
1996 Landscape Architecture Program moves into the new Plant Sciences Building and Digital Studio.
1997 Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture merges with Agronomy to become Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture.
1998 Landscape Architecture Program granted initial accreditation by LAAB.
2001 BLA is granted full accreditation.
2006 LAAB Scheduled BLA Accreditation Review:
2006 Self Evaluation Report.
Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture renamed Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
2007 Maryland Higher Education (MHEC) approves MLA.
2011 MLA granted initial accreditation by LAAB.
2012 BLA accreditation by LAAB. 

Using GIS to Determine Location Suitability

Entry Plaza for Proposed Coal Museum

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