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Student work from 3rd Year 'Design with Sediment' MLA studio with Professor Brian Davis. Work by Veronica Chan MLA '18 and Thackston Crandall MLA '18

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

Remote sensing image produced by Professor Brian Davis as a point cloud using an aerial drone, part of the Ambiguous Territories Exhibition and symposium at the University of Michigan


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.


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Timothy Baird

Timothy Baird is an educator and landscape architect with teaching experience at six universities who has practiced landscape architecture on both coasts of the United States and in the Middle East.

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Waterfront Resilience Summit and High Water Festival in Kingston, NY

Oct 15, 2018
Professor Josh Cerra and his students' work in the Climate Adaptive Design Studio will be featured at the Waterfront Resilience Summit and High Water Festival, an event that will highlight the past, present and future of the Rondout Creek and Hudson River waterfronts. The event will be held on Friday, October 19th from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Kingston’s Rondout Landing and will showcase the progress that the City has made towards revitalization of the waterfront, while adapting to projected flooding and inundation caused by sea level rise and extreme storms related to a changing climate. The festival is free and open to the public. Read more about the event in the Kingston Daily FreemanRead more

Students Win ASLA National Honor Award for 'A Students Guide to Environmental Justice'

Sep 4, 2018
The guide provides methodological approaches and research for students interested in integrating environmental justice prerogatives with landscape architecture projects and design processes. As the ASLA Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network Student Representatives, Tess Ruswick Cornell MLA '18, Kari Speigelhalter Cornell MLA '18, and Patricia Noto RISD MLA '18 have assembled this research-based guide with interviews, project profiles, historical analysis, and a current practical approach. The students will accept the award and present the document at the national ASLA Conference in Philadelphia on October 19-22. The current version of the guide can be read here. Read more

Student Project with Martin Hogue wins ASLA Award of Excellence

Sep 4, 2018
Professor Martin Hogue advised Nicole Rivera-Ramos on her award winning project focused on agricultural production and localized self-sufficiency in Puerto Rico post hurricane Maria. Martin Hogue worked with Rivera-Ramos at the SUNY ESF prior to his move to Cornell this Fall. The project, "finds opportunities in the current condition of the forests in the aftermath of hurricane Maria and proposes an integration of food crops with the reforestation efforts in the forests edges, pastures and grasslands." More on this innovative project can be found hereRead more