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School of Landscape Architecture
School of Landscape Architecture

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School of Landscape Architecture

Mission: Our mission is to provide first professional landscape architecture degrees founded on excellence in design education. We offer this through an exciting academic and practice based model of interdisciplinary design thinking and learning. Our programs are open to students and faculty of all cultures who wish to explore new urban landscapes and sustainable design principles that influence the advancement of the landscape architecture profession and the diverse and global communities it seeks to serve.

BAC LA Programs: We offer Master and Bachelor degree programs in landscape architecture that are distinguished by:

  • an urban, global approach to contemporary design
  • an interdisciplinary curriculum that considers urban design, planning and architecture
  • the integration of natural and social sciences and applied research
  • the value of ecological, economic and social factors affecting positive spatial design
  • the meaning of art and aesthetics in cultural place-making

LA Studios: Through studio work in urban design, planning and site design, our students acquire knowledge regarding natural and constructed systems that influence the form of our urban spaces. These lead to the design of riverfront promenades, public parks and civic plazas, as well as to neighborhood revitalizations right in the heart of the city. Through cutting-edge design explorations, moreover, students learn to formulate design solutions for technical and spatial issues related to energy and sea-level rise occurring in the 21st century and beyond.

Practice: Our students also participate in experiential learning by working within professional firms or doing community service and research. In these settings, students test their academic discoveries by responding to real clients and communities. These practice experiences equip students with hands-on knowledge and allow them to move into their professional career-path early on.

For information about licensure in Landscape Architecture, visit the Practice page.

Location: The School of Landscape Architecture takes full advantage of its prime location in the center of Boston. Students can observe and consider real aspects of urban living and the significance of our public open spaces.

I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our landscape architecture programs!

School of Landscape Architecture Fact Sheet



Maria Bellalta

Maria Bellalta
Dean and Faculty of the School of Landscape Architecture

Practice: Experiential Learning

Students are engaged in professional practice in design firms, earning income and degree credits. Graduates are accomplished designers, with impressive resumes, portfolios, and professional networks...more.

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Fall 2015 Social Urbanism Studio

This past semester, the School of Landscape Architecture collaborated with Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana School of Architecture and Design for a studio on social urbanism that built on a Summer 2015 intensive trip to Medellín. Learn more about the studio.