Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture combines art, ecology, engineering, and community engagement to create meaningful outdoor places.

Landscape architects work in diverse settings such as cities, towns, and regions, as well as wild areas, and on a variety of projects, including:

– Urban plazas
– Gardens & parks
– Mixed-use, residential design & development
– Educational & commercial campuses
– Community planning
– Trails & greenways
– Sports & event facilities
– Ecological restoration
– Conservation planning

In all of their work, landscape architects strive to develop places of beauty, justice, and functionality. They emphasize health and sustainability, for people, and for the planet.

In Washington State University’s Landscape Architecture program you WILL:

– Learn practical, sought-after professional skills
– Share and develop ideas with faculty that bring a range of professional and academic practice to the classroom
– Team build with peers to address pressing issues via design
– Become part of the interdisciplinary School of Design + Construction, which includes Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Management
– Engage in real-world, hands-on, community projects
– Experience new places on course field trips, study tours, and student activities
– Share and develop ideas with students and faculty
– Explore, imagine and create design solutions for the 21st century

Upon completing the degree, graduates can perform as entry level practitioners of landscape architecture. Additionally, they are able to take initiative, make critical judgments of designs and operate within a team context; all of which contributes to their future success as landscape architectural design professionals.

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Washington State University’s Landscape Architecture Program makes the world a better place.