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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

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Landscape architects play a variety of roles, ranging from designer to land-use mediator to conservationist. The Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences views the art of landscape design as an expression of cultural values reinforced by many related disciplines.

The department 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 put into practice through the design studio and related courses. Learn more

Faculty Spotlight

Brian Davis

His research examines industrial landscapes and infrastructural projects in Latin America and draws from the field of Hemispheric Studies to understand these places within the context of the larger American landscape.  His landscapes and instruments project examines the role of technology in landscape-making and is developing an instrumental theory of landscape.

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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