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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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    By Kinder Baumgardner, ASLA As the pandemic has worn on, the American public has adopted parks and neighborhood streets as safe spaces. This will not be a short-lived phenomenon – bikes have been repaired, running shoes purchased, and puppies adopted.… Continue reading →
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  • Where Will Climate Migrants Go? July 9, 2020
    We are living where we shouldn’t be living. In more communities across the U.S., climate change is causing flooding, wildfires, extreme heat, and sea level rise. According to a group at the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU)’s Virtual Gathering, one… Continue reading →
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  • ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, JULY 9 July 9, 2020
    The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “Wash at Will” in the July 2020 issue by Haniya Rae, about handwashing stations serving Seattle’s homeless population that recycle graywater into planters. “A simple solution.” –CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ART DIRECTOR As always, you can buy this issue of Landscape Architecture […]
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  • AFTER EXTRAORDINARY CONDITIONS July 7, 2020
    TEXT BY SARAH COWLES / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DINA OGANOVA FROM THE JULY 2020 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   In the middle of March, I join a friend for a trip to Tbilisi National Park, one of Georgia’s 15 national parks, and a dense and parallactic forest of mossy Fagus orientalis, Ilex colchica, and Taxus […]
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  • The Pandemic Offers an Opportunity to Re-Wild Our Communities July 10, 2020
    By Kinder Baumgardner, ASLA As the pandemic has worn on, the American public has adopted parks and neighborhood streets as safe spaces. This will not be a short-lived phenomenon – bikes have been repaired, running shoes purchased, and puppies adopted.… Continue reading →
    The Dirt Contributor
  • Where Will Climate Migrants Go? July 9, 2020
    We are living where we shouldn’t be living. In more communities across the U.S., climate change is causing flooding, wildfires, extreme heat, and sea level rise. According to a group at the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU)’s Virtual Gathering, one… Continue reading →
    Jared Green

RSS Landscape Architecture Magazine

  • ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, JULY 9 July 9, 2020
    The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “Wash at Will” in the July 2020 issue by Haniya Rae, about handwashing stations serving Seattle’s homeless population that recycle graywater into planters. “A simple solution.” –CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ART DIRECTOR As always, you can buy this issue of Landscape Architecture […]
    LAM Staff
  • AFTER EXTRAORDINARY CONDITIONS July 7, 2020
    TEXT BY SARAH COWLES / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DINA OGANOVA FROM THE JULY 2020 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   In the middle of March, I join a friend for a trip to Tbilisi National Park, one of Georgia’s 15 national parks, and a dense and parallactic forest of mossy Fagus orientalis, Ilex colchica, and Taxus […]
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