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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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Professor Emeritus Herbert Gottfried Publishes "Eerie Railway Tourist: 1854-1886, Transporting Visual Culture"

Dec 3, 2018

We are very excited to announce the release of Professor Gottfried's new book, "Eerie Railway Tourist: 1854-1886, Transporting Visual Culture" from Lehigh University Press. The book explores how the Erie Railway, in developing a series of sophisticated travel guides, made significant contributions to nineteenth-century visual culture and shaped the social life of Americans. In the words of Professor Gottfried, "This book is dedicated to the Cornell University students who enrolled in the course 'The American Landscape'. Your good work helped to round out my view of the subject one square mile at a time." 

The book is available to order here from Rowman & LittlefieldRead more

Julian Raxworthy Lecture

Nov 2, 2018

Julian Raxwrothy delivered a lecture in the department on October 26th. The lecture concentrated on the landscape medium of gardens, with emphasis on ways he believes plant growth patterns need to be understood within landscape architecture. He explores this topic in depth in his new book from MIT Press, Overgrown. The entire lecture is available for streaming here.
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