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 leaders within the profession and 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 of activities that embodies 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.