The Division of Landscape Architecture
Shaping Our Environment
Landscape architects design the outdoor spaces we use every day while protecting and managing the natural environment. Landscape architects have a special commitment to improving the quality of life by designing ecologically friendly and aesthetically pleasing places. Successful and visually pleasing ecological restoration projects, parks, highways, housing developments, urban plazas, zoos and campuses all require the planning and design skills of a licensed landscape architect.
The Division of Landscape Architecture houses two degree programs designed to help students think critically and creatively in addressing environmental issues related to human use of the land.
Graduates are expected to be versatile and ready to enter the landscape architecture profession in both public and private practice. Our students are committed to environmental ethics with strong design communication skills and awareness of changing resource constraints. Graduates of the programs are aware of effective design and planning processes, appropriate project management at multiple scales and emergent areas of design and planning research.
Urban Land Institute Competition Team Receives Honorable Mention
One of the College of Architecture’s student teams has been awarded an Honorable Mention at this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition. The team’s project “Pulse: The Beat Street District” has been recognized by the jury in particular for “the proposed urban layout, general sense of connectivity, and the outlined density near block J”, said Daniel Lobo, Director of Awards/Education and Advisory Group at the ULI. Read more.
The Night, Designed
Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Scott Williams designs, mentors, teaches, and conducts research on exterior lighting with an emphasis on design. Read more about it here.
LA Welcomes Assistant Professor Sarah Little
Assistant Professor Sarah Little joined the Division of Landscape Architecture in August. Read more about her research and teaching interests here.
MLA Students Earn Scholarships
Landscape Architecture graduate students were recently honored by the College of Architecture at the annual Scholarships and Awards Banquet. Read more.
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