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Sasha Anemone and Nell Crumbley LA6010 studio final review

Nell and Crubley

ULI Hines Student Competition –Spring 2019 (Hon. Mention)Students: AkshaiWilkinson, Sage Taber, Tim Dehm, JihannyHassun Professional Advisor: Mitch Glass


LA1420 studio

LA1420 studio drawing

Parking Day 2019

Parking day 2019

Student work by JiaMin Chen MLA '19 from Coney Island Graduate Studio with Peter Trowbridge and Mitch Glass


Student work by Parth Divekar MLA '18 from 3rd Year MLA Studio with Margot Lystra



Cornell University offers accredited, license-qualifying landscape architecture degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate landscape architecture degree is the only one of its kind in the Ivy League. Both academic programs provide a sound grounding in theory and technology which is deployed through the design studio and supplemental courses that inform the design process.

Due to its unique position within the university, the Department of Landscape Architecture promotes interaction and collaboration with other academic fields, including horticulture, architecture, city and regional planning, fine arts, and the natural and social sciences.


Faculty Spotlight


Jamie Vanucchi

Jamie's research has a local and regional focus, with an emphasis on New York State urban areas and water systems and the Susquehanna watershed. She studies and designs novel ecologies and land-based infrastructures (e.g. soils, forests) that perform work for cities with minimal or alternative inputs.

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Walter Hood

The Department of Landscape Architecture is proud to welcome Walter Hood

Oct 5, 2021

The Department of Landscape Architecture is proud to welcome Walter Hood, who will deliver the 2021 Professor Marvin I. Adleman Memorial Lecture on Thursday October 7 at 5:00 EST. This virtual lecture is open to the public.

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Walter Hood is Founder and Creative Director of Hood Design Studio of Oakland, CA, a cultural practice, working across art, fabrication, design, landscape, research and urbanism. Hood, a 2019 recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant, is the David K. Woo Chair and the Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Walter and his studio create urban spaces that resonate with and enrich the lives of current residents while also honoring communal histories. Hood melds architectural and fine arts expertise with a commitment to designing ecologically sustainable public spaces that empower marginalized communities. Over his career, he has transformed traffic islands, vacant lots, and freeway underpasses into spaces that challenge the legacy of neglect of urban neighborhoods. Through engagement with community members, he teases out the natural and social histories as well as current residents’ shared patterns and practices of use and aspirations for a place.
The annual Adleman Memorial Lecture is endowed by Cornell landscape architecture alumnus Michael R. Van Valkenburgh ’73 and his wife, Caroline, in honor of the late Marvin I. Adleman, professor emeritus of landscape architecture. “Professor Adleman was a giant in the field of landscape architecture, and it is fitting that a luminary like Michael Van Valkenburgh would name a lecture series in his honor,” said Timothy Baird, professor and chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture.

Two Landscape Architecture Alumni are to be named ASLA Fellows

Jun 17, 2021

The Department of Landscape Architecture would like to congratulate Steve Lefton and Elizabeth Kennedy on being named ASLA Fellows.

Climate-Adaptive Design PHASE II

Jun 16, 2021

Approximately $125,000 is available to design a project to reduce shoreline or stormwater risk in one or more of the following communities-the village of Catskill, city of Hudson, city of Kingston, or village and town of Ossining. Each of these communities participated in the Climate-Adaptive Design studio, a program that links Cornell University graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture with flood-risk Hudson Riverfront communities to explore nature-based design alternatives for climate resilient and connected waterfront areas.
Eligible projects must reduce risks from shoreline or stormwater flooding and erosion while enhancing habitat value, which may include options for strategic relocation, resilient waterfront structures and infrastructure, natural and nature-based shoreline design, and stormwater green infrastructure. Locations that received Climate-adaptive Design Phase II funding in 2019 are not eligible for this RFP and include Kingston Point in Kingston and the Village of Piermont.
The deadline for proposals is July 23, 2021, at 12 p.m. There will be an informational conference call via WebEx for interested applicants on June 30, 2021, at 10 a.m.


The 2021 WLA Student Awards winners announced

May 18, 2021

Honourable Mention- Concept – Analysis & Planning
Conversion landscape-Hybrid wetland farming – Liang Shi and Xuan Zhang – Cornell University; Observer/Supervisor: Jamie Vanucchi

Merit Award- Research
Biochar-Forestry Carbon Negative Cycle – Fan Feng, Cornell UniversitySupervisor: Jamie Vanucchi