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Applicants to the Landscape Architecture program are required to submit a portfolio.  The portfolio is used to assess your aptitude for visual thinking and design.

The portfolio contents may represent a wide variety of media, including:

  • freehand drawings
  • travel sketches
  • painting
  • printmaking
  • photography
  • garden design
  • pottery
  • and other creative endeavors

as well as evidence of any knowledge of graphics software programs, such as:

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • AutoCAD
  • and 3D modeling. 

The total number of works should be 10-12.  Please include a brief caption with the:

  • title
  • size
  • project intention
  • and medium of each work.

The portfolio format is flexible but the department prefers high-quality printed pages of images, spiral bound or displayed in a simple portfolio, 8.5" x 11" or 11"x 17." Please make sure your name clearly appears on all materials and portfolios submitted.

For Undergraduate Admissions, please send your portfolio to:

Professor Jamie Vanucchi

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Landscape Architecture
440 Kennedy Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-4203

For Graduate Admissions, please upload your portfolio with your application.  PLEASE NOTE:  There is no page limit; however your file size should be less then 20mb total to be able to upload to the application site. A hard copy of your portfolio is not required for graduate applications.  If you have any questions please contact the Director of Graduate Studies Professor Josh Cerra

If you would like your portfolio returned to you, please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

If you have any questions about portfolio content or technical issues feel free to contact the appropriate Director.