16 November 2020

Landscape Architecture Open House 2020

Are you exploring studies in landscape architecture? If so, please join us for our virtual open house. We will discuss paths through our program, application tips and funding opportunities.

Faculty will speak about their work and current students will be available to answer your questions.

Register here for the Landscape Architecture Open House.

Degrees available:

The core of our academic program is a sequence of design studios accompanied by seminar, lecture, and experiential coursework that incorporates contemporary and emerging knowledge related to technology, design theory, landscape ecology, and human/environment interaction. The design studios provide a setting for students and faculty to investigate contemporary practices and address critical landscape architectural issues, contexts, and project types.

The program’s curriculum is founded in three overlapping premises:
• Design for Resilience (Geodesign)
• Community Engaged Design
• Design for People and Place

The next generation of landscape architects explore and propel the profession and discipline of landscape architecture as they address critical issues embedded in the built environment’s sticky problems. Design for Resilience addresses disturbances to urban ecosystems, especially those caused by development activities impacting community sustainability and adaptability.

Community Engaged Design practices includes community members in addressing some of the most pressing problems in our contemporary communities, such as food access, water quality, social and environmental justice, and environmental health and well-being.

Design for People and Place integrates culture, human and environmental history, and human and natural systems as students engage in design explorations.

You can begin as early as Fall 2021. Please let us know if you have any questions or topics you would like to discuss. For more information please email Terry Clements, Landscape Architecture Chair. 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kelly Cooper at kellylc@vt.edu during regular business hours.