Landscape architecture takes many forms. Simply put, the discipline combines art and science. It is the profession that designs, plans and manages our land. Landscape architects design and plan environments for many purposes: campuses, conservation and reclamation areas, gardens, historic preservation, resorts, land art and memorials, green infrastructure, golf courses, wetlands and stream corridors, parks and recreation, residential communities, urban streetscapes, neighborhoods, public spaces, and many more.
Named a "Top-50 Career in 2010" and projected by U.S. News & World Report to grow at 20% through 2018, landscape architecture is a dynamic and expanding field. The Landscape Architecture section in Knowlton School of Architecture offers professionally accredited master's degree and bachelor's degree programs (the program was ranked #1 in the US for 2013 by thebestcolleges.org and the BSLA ranked #9 nationally by Design Intelligence in 2010) as well as dual degrees with allied programs. Our curriculum immerses students in core courses and learning experiences while providing room for specialization at the upper levels. We offer an education that is creative and critically oriented, with an emphasis on innovation and a long history of original contributions to the field.
MASTER of LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program prepares students to engage in Landscape Architecture as a both a cultural and ecological practice. The MLA program stresses development of critical thought, inventive curiosity and technical facility. Design studios, workshops, and theory courses focus on the breadth of scales and cultural implications of the discipline, from site design to urban design to the management of regional ecosystems, while courses in technology and professional practice prepare the student for the rigors of professional Landscape Architectural design practice.
BACHELOR of SCIENCE in LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) program is a well-rounded combination of art, science, the humanities and professional skills. Landscape Architecture is a field that has significant historical roots but embraces the most important issues of our times, from creating sustainable places and protecting valuable resources to designing spaces of beauty, meaning, wellness and diversity.
The Landscape Architecture Section has submitted a proposal to offer an Undergraduate Minor in Landscape Architectural Studies. If approved, the minor would be available autumn of 2013.