Department of Landscape Architecture

Welcome to landscape architecture and the unique academic setting of highly-ranked NC State University (4th in Best Overall Public University Value, Princeton Review, 2014), offering endless opportunities for exploring the trans-disciplinary frontier of landscape architecture.
The College of Design also includes programs in architecture, graphic design, industrial design, art and design, and PhD in design. Landscape architecture graduate students benefit from this diverse mix of design disciplines and the many other landscape-related fields taught at NC State, including engineering, forestry, ecology, parks and recreation, agricultural sciences, horticultural sciences, and social sciences; as well as city and regional planning at UNC Chapel Hill.
Landscape Architecture is a broadly based profession that applies design, planning, and management to wise stewardship of land and human settlement. Knowledge from ecological and social sciences, the arts, engineering, and numerous technologies are applied to problem solving using environmental and behavioral analysis, risk assessment, business strategies, communications, team building, leadership, and more.