Landscape architecture involves designing and implementing opportunities for people to engage with the environment in personally comfortable, safe, and healthy ways. Landscape architecture is an interdisciplinary profession dedicated to crafting meaningful places across diverse scales and contexts.
The practice of landscape architecture is concerned with the best ways to design landscapes that protect, enhance, and sustain the ecological and cultural systems that support all life. Landscape architects design and work in a wide range of settings, both private and public, from rural to urban.
Our graduates may design parks, gardens, greenways, urban centers, restoration plans, or nature preserves. They may also become involved in ecological planning, urban development, resource conservation, and community partnerships. All of the work in landscape architecture strives to merge human needs and desires while protecting or enhancing natural environments, systems, and processes.
The landscape architecture program at the School of Design + Construction teaches students to apply the arts and sciences to design outdoor places that inspire, solve complex problems, and allow us to learn about our environment.
From waterfronts to streetscapes, private patios to public pavilions, cities to countryside, the landscape architecture program at WSU teaches students to design environments for the health, safety and welfare of people and the land.