Stephanie Landregan, ASLA, has stepped in to head UCLA Extension’s landscape architecture program beginning fall quarter 2008, following the retirement of longtime director Alexis Slafer.
Both Slafer and Landregan studied landscape architecture through the UCLA Extension program. Ms. Landregan earned her landscape architecture certificate in 1993. A licensed landscape architect since 1995, she has served as the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority’s chief landscape architect for the past nine years. She has also worked as a landscape architect for the cities of La Verne and San Dimas in Southern California.
“If you really care about landscape architecture, you have to care for the future of it,” Ms. Landregan said about her new position.
She is a second-term member of California’s Architects Technical Committee, a member of the board of directors of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, and a trustee of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Southern California chapter.
Ms. Landregan said she plans to work toward national accreditation for UCLA Extension’s landscape architecture program. UCLA Extension and U.C. Berkeley offer the only two part-time landscape architecture programs accredited in California. National accreditation would of course expand the program’s reach and opportunities for students.
“I want our students to be the first ones people want to hire,” Ms. Landregan said. “Everyone who has dealt with the program has been passionate, and I hope I am as caring and passionate.”
For more information on the landscape architecture program at the UCLA Extension, visit www.uclaextension.edu/landscapearchitecture