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The mission of the CSU Landscape Architecture Program is to create, enhance, and sustain the built, natural and social environments.

Landscape Architecture is a licensed professional discipline concerned with landscape design, environmental design and environmental planning. Its practitioners work at all scales-from that of the home landscape to commercial and corporate sites, parks, greenways, communities, national parks and forests- to plan, design, specify and build landscapes. These changes may include ecological restoration of disturbed landscapes, human development and settlement of land, or further improvements and beautification of occupied land. The work of landscape architects is to organize and give character to the future managed or constructed landscape, bringing the same skills to the shaping and construction of landforms, plants, structures, and materials, and service to the client, as an architect brings to a building.

Colorado State University offers one dynamic programs in Landscape Architecture; the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program (BSLA).

Studying Landscape Architecture at Colorado State is an adventure. It’s more than just experiencing Colorado’s landscape, with its spectacular mountains, hiking, snowboarding and skiing. Taking part in this challenging course of study, you will prepare yourself for a career in a widely-respected profession that is licensed by all 50 states.

You have the opportunity to study design as accomplished landscape architects see it: designing spaces as well as planning and preserving them. Nature, culture, form, and space: these are the classic elements of landscape architecture with which you work in a series of design studios and related courses. Here, you focus on a variety of environmental design and planning projects that grow more complex as the curriculum proceeds.

Throughout the program, emphasis is on the relationship between design, nature, and society: the impact of environments on the individual as well as the impact of humans on the environment. It is important to note that registration laws for landscape architects in all 50 states specify graduation from schools, such as Colorado State University, that are accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board of the ASLA. Please click here for ASLA’s information about becoming a landscape architect.

…if you enjoy drawing or digital media and are interested in the environment and travel, consider studying landscape architecture!

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  • Security Is a Design Problem October 22, 2019
    Equitable access to public spaces is central to our civic life and democracy. We can’t let the threat of terrorist attacks or mass shooters turn our public spaces into inaccessible fortresses. To protect our people and economy, cities instead need… Continue reading →
    Jared Green
  • Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1 – 15) October 17, 2019
    Hidden Esplanade Garden of Landscape Architect Rene Fransen Is Lush in Shades of Green – The Times-Picayune, 10/2/19 “Most French Quarter gardens are hidden from public view, secreted behind masonry walls, glimpsed only through an open gate. Removed from the… Continue reading →
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  • SQUARE DANCE October 22, 2019
    BY JONATHAN LERNER FROM THE FEBRUARY 2016 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   Start with the bones. Fort Worth has such good ones. The downtown grid, established in the mid-19th century, has blocks a modest 200 feet square. So pedestrian scale has been in place from the start. The young Texas city prospered as a […]
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  • PETER WALKER’S POINT October 17, 2019
    BY GWENETH LEIGH, ASLA FROM THE NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   When I was a child growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, my understanding of landscape was one of changing purpose. Cornfields were converted into housing subdivisions and office parks. Old winding roads were straightened, thickened with extra lanes, and punctuated by […]
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  • Security Is a Design Problem October 22, 2019
    Equitable access to public spaces is central to our civic life and democracy. We can’t let the threat of terrorist attacks or mass shooters turn our public spaces into inaccessible fortresses. To protect our people and economy, cities instead need… Continue reading →
    Jared Green
  • Landscape Architecture in the News Highlights (October 1 – 15) October 17, 2019
    Hidden Esplanade Garden of Landscape Architect Rene Fransen Is Lush in Shades of Green – The Times-Picayune, 10/2/19 “Most French Quarter gardens are hidden from public view, secreted behind masonry walls, glimpsed only through an open gate. Removed from the… Continue reading →
    J.R. Taylor

RSS Landscape Architecture Magazine

  • SQUARE DANCE October 22, 2019
    BY JONATHAN LERNER FROM THE FEBRUARY 2016 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   Start with the bones. Fort Worth has such good ones. The downtown grid, established in the mid-19th century, has blocks a modest 200 feet square. So pedestrian scale has been in place from the start. The young Texas city prospered as a […]
    LAM Staff
  • PETER WALKER’S POINT October 17, 2019
    BY GWENETH LEIGH, ASLA FROM THE NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   When I was a child growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, my understanding of landscape was one of changing purpose. Cornfields were converted into housing subdivisions and office parks. Old winding roads were straightened, thickened with extra lanes, and punctuated by […]
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