Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture at NC State has a rich legacy and reputation built on preparing graduates for the rigors of professional practice, leadership, community engagement and research.  Richness of academic opportunity produces highly skilled graduates, competitive in the job market, who become professional leaders within their communities. Graduates are employed in consulting firms, municipal, state and federal agencies, universities, land trusts, start-ups, and new enterprises, engaged in the ever broadening range or activities that comprise landscape architecture. 

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. 

Our core values reflect the passions of students, faculty and the design community concerning interdependence of human health, well-being, and the ecological health of the land – and understanding the consequences of human actions on the land.

  • We are dedicated to teaching, research, and engagement activities that inspire and prepare landscape architects to lead design processes that recognize and respect human interdependence with multiple social, ecological, and economical systems;
  • We are committed to understanding the consequences of human action on the land and to responding with community based design strategies and politically savvy solutions; and
  • We share a sincere appreciation for each student and for one another predicated upon understanding that students learn to design in different ways through learning processes built upon each student’s unique interests and capabilities.