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Connection In(Tension) by Wow Chiaravanont + Nicole Nakakura

(Un)Discovering Catskill by Kelly Mathiesen, Sabrina Miller, and Angela Moreno-Long

Coalescing Catskill by Garrett Craig-Lucas and Madi Gawith

LA4920 doing a garden installation in front of Caldwell Hall


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

Sherene Baugher

Sherene Baugher

An historic archaeologist and preservationist, Sherene Baugher is Director of the Cornell’s Inter-college and Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program. She is active both in archaeological and cultural landscape research.


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Contest seeks to create bird-friendly yards

May 6, 2013
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's YardMap project, in partnership with the Department of Landscape Architecture, is hosting a contest in which groups of neighbors across New York state are being invited to work together to build networks of bird-friendly habitats. Read more

Cornell design programs earn high rankings

Nov 20, 2012
Cornell's programs in undergraduate and graduate architecture, graduate landscape architecture and graduate interior design have been ranked in the Top 5 in DesignIntelligence's annual survey. (Nov. 20, 2012) Read more