Virginia Tech’s landscape architecture program takes the world stage in March, as more than 350 researchers and designers converge on the campus for the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference – and honor two faculties as among the profession’s best.
CELA is one of two premier international academic organizations focused on landscape architecture. It is composed of academic programs offering accredited landscape architecture degrees in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and individual memberships from Europe, Central and South America, and across Asia. About one-third of those attending the 2018 conference at Virginia Tech are from China and Korea.
The 2018 conference, “Transforming the Discussion,” covers topics ranging from communication, history, and design education to service-learning, community engagement, and landscape performance. The conference features two unique discussion sessions. In the first, attendees engage in critical roundtable discussions of the conference’s presentations and posters. The second, which closes the conference, is a plenary panel presenting the commonalities, differences, and absences revealed in the roundtable sessions and in the conference abstracts and papers.