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Climate-adaptive Design studio

Mar 26, 2020

The banks of the Hudson River shore at Ossining, New York, may seem tranquil now, but the Westchester County town – and other villages along the river – face a watery future: Due to projected climate change effects, the Hudson is rising.  Read more....

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NYC-based landscape architecture course a first

Oct 15, 2019

This past summer, Cornell landscape architecture students examined complicated redevelopment questions regarding post-industrial sites in New York City and designed their own projects.

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Grants create engagement opportunities for students

Aug 20, 2019

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

Winners of the DL&W Corridor International Design Ideas Competition

Aug 14, 2019

“The Verdant Vein” was designed by team ‘Echo’ which is comprised of four master students in the field of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, including Lingyi Xu, Zhuohan Xie, Zhuojia Lou, Zikun Zhang (Entry #0770) won an honorable mention and were advised by Associate Professor Maria Goula and Assistant Professor Jamie Vanucchi.

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Four on faculty receive Carpenter Advising Awards

Jun 20, 2019

Four faculty members have received Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards, which recognize contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising.

Landscape Architecuture 2019 Alumni Reunion

May 29, 2019

2019 Reunion gathering on Friday, June 7th from 1:00-3:00pm.  Please join us in the department for light refreshments and mingle with faculty and staff.


Associate Professor Josh Cerra Speaking at Design Week in Portland, Oregon

Apr 8, 2019

Professor Cerra will be a presenter during Design Week Portland on Monday evening, April 7 from 6-9pm during the panel Creative Design Solutions for Community, Infrastructure and Environment: An Evening with Michael Singer and Friends.  He will speak about the Climate-adaptive Design studio and efforts to catalyze awareness and action on climate change in municipalities in the Hudson River Estuary north of NYC. By working with municipal and community stakeholders on their vision for a future waterfront in their city through an engaged design process, the Climate-adaptive Design studio is helping communities move forward on planning for climate change now for the benefit of their citizens and the greater ecology. More information about the panel discussion and participants can be found at Design Portland


New RFP Released Inspired by the Climate-adaptive Design Studio

Apr 2, 2019

Associate Professor Joshua Cerra’s Climate-adaptive Design (CaD) studio has worked since 2015 to link flood-prone Hudson River municipalities with Cornell University landscape architecture students to envision more climate-resilient and connected waterfront areas.  Now a new Request for Proposals seeks proposals from design firms to work with one of these cities to move climate-adaptive design ideas into design development.  Link to the RFP here. 


Eight grants focus on innovation in China

Mar 27, 2019

The Cornell China Center has announced eight China Innovation Awards to interdisciplinary teams of Cornell faculty, aimed at jump-starting collaborative research and developing research teams.

Chethan Sarabu, BSLA '09 lecture on Landscape-Health

Mar 1, 2019

Chethan Sarabu, BSLA '09 lecture about the connections between healthcare and landscape


Determined beauty

Feb 22, 2019

Daily life can sometimes feel mundane. For these alumni, beauty inspires what they do and how they live.

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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 & Littlefield


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 on YouTube.