Loon joins CLARB Landscape Architecture Task Force Sub-Committee
By: Norman Martin
Leehu Loon, a professor and chair of Texas Tech University's Department of Landscape Architecture, has been selected to serve as one of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards' representatives to the Interorganizational Council on Regulation (ICOR) Practice Overlap Task Force Sub-Committee.
“The work that ICOR initiated as part of this sub-committee brings all of the disciplines of architecture, engineering and surveying, interior design, and landscape architecture together so that we can have important conversations about practice overlap,” Loon said. “We are aiming to develop uniform guidelines and definitions for competent overlap of practice that can be adopted as the recommended definitions in model law and guidance issued by the ICOR organization. This work will ultimately serve as best practices in advocating for the protection of the general public.”
The key mission of the ICOR group is to develop guidance for memberships on how to best regulate overlapping practice between the professions of architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and surveying. The term of the appointment is one year.
Program officials note that the task force is being created to develop uniform guidelines and definitions for competent overlap of practice that can be adopted as the recommended definitions in model law and guidance issued by the ICOR organizations.
By conducting additional research and broadening this effort, ICOR plans for this cooperation to result in clear and shared definitions, guidelines, or best practices that professional licensing authorities can use to better regulate practice overlap.
Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty in 2022, Loon served as director of the Division of Landscape Architecture within the University of Oklahoma's Christopher Gibbs College of Architecture (2014-2022). The Bexley, Ohio native also served as the Associate Dean for the Gibbs College of Architecture (2016-2021).
Recent honors for Loon include the ‘Gibbs College of Architecture All-Around Administrator Award' for outstanding administrative leadership and service to the college (2019). He received his bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from The Ohio State University. His master's degree in landscape architecture is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). Loon is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Contact: Leehu Loon, Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-5215 or Leehu.Loon@ttu.edu
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