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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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  • 7 simple landscape designs that make cities better for everyone August 20, 2019
    That's why the American Society of Landscape Architecture, a professional organization for 15,000 landscape architects in the United States, has just ...
  • NATURAL RESTING PLACE August 20, 2019
    As such, the cemetery was the subject of an ASLA webinar earlier this year, ... To date, approximately 50 landscapes have been certified through the ... was developed jointly by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the ...

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  • ASLA Publishes Guide to Universal Design August 20, 2019
    The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has published a new guide to universal design. Everyone navigates the built environment differently, with abilities changing across a person’s lifespan. One billion people, or 15 percent of the global population, experience some… Continue reading →
    Jacquelyn Bianchini
  • Now Landscape Architects Have Their Own Major International Prize August 19, 2019
    Since 1979, architects have been able to win the Pritzker Prize, known as the Nobel for architecture, receiving $100,000. And since 1989, architects can also win the Praemium Imperiale prize, which is awarded by the Imperial family of Japan on… Continue reading →
    Jared Green

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  • NATURAL RESTING PLACE August 20, 2019
    BY LYDIA LEE FROM THE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   In the summer, the 400 grave sites in a section of West Laurel Hill Cemetery outside Philadelphia that is known as Nature’s Sanctuary are marked only by a meadow blazing with native scarlet bee balm (Monarda didyma). Memorial stones are set into […]
    LAM Staff
  • ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, AUGUST 15 August 15, 2019
    The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “Tunnel Vision” in the August 2019 issue by Gweneth Leigh, ASLA, about a behemoth coal bunker in Sydney that’s found new life as a multipurpose park. “Bird’s-eye view of coal loader construction.” –CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ART DIRECTOR As always, you […]
    LAM Staff

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RSS Google Alert – landscape architecture, ASLA

  • 7 simple landscape designs that make cities better for everyone August 20, 2019
    That's why the American Society of Landscape Architecture, a professional organization for 15,000 landscape architects in the United States, has just ...
  • NATURAL RESTING PLACE August 20, 2019
    As such, the cemetery was the subject of an ASLA webinar earlier this year, ... To date, approximately 50 landscapes have been certified through the ... was developed jointly by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the ...

Industry News

RSS THE DIRT

  • ASLA Publishes Guide to Universal Design August 20, 2019
    The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has published a new guide to universal design. Everyone navigates the built environment differently, with abilities changing across a person’s lifespan. One billion people, or 15 percent of the global population, experience some… Continue reading →
    Jacquelyn Bianchini
  • Now Landscape Architects Have Their Own Major International Prize August 19, 2019
    Since 1979, architects have been able to win the Pritzker Prize, known as the Nobel for architecture, receiving $100,000. And since 1989, architects can also win the Praemium Imperiale prize, which is awarded by the Imperial family of Japan on… Continue reading →
    Jared Green

RSS Landscape Architecture Magazine

  • NATURAL RESTING PLACE August 20, 2019
    BY LYDIA LEE FROM THE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.   In the summer, the 400 grave sites in a section of West Laurel Hill Cemetery outside Philadelphia that is known as Nature’s Sanctuary are marked only by a meadow blazing with native scarlet bee balm (Monarda didyma). Memorial stones are set into […]
    LAM Staff
  • ART DIRECTOR’S CUT, AUGUST 15 August 15, 2019
    The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM. From “Tunnel Vision” in the August 2019 issue by Gweneth Leigh, ASLA, about a behemoth coal bunker in Sydney that’s found new life as a multipurpose park. “Bird’s-eye view of coal loader construction.” –CHRIS MCGEE, LAM ART DIRECTOR As always, you […]
    LAM Staff
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