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Landscape Architecture

excellence in assessment award for landscape architecture

Dec 23, 2020

Landscape Architecture Program Recognized for Excellence in Assessment

The Master of Landscape Architecture program has been selected as an inaugural honoree for NC State's Excellence in Assessment awards, given by the NC State Graduate School.

Fall 2020 Commencement Web

Dec 3, 2020

Congratulations, Graduates!

For our 2020 graduates, this year's commencement ceremony was like no other. It began with a video of Dean Hoversten searching the campus for our students. Then, the department heads shared words of encouragement with the students, commending them for their outstanding work this year.

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Nov 21, 2020

Coastal Dynamics Design Lab Continues Community Flood Work with Two New Grants

The Coastal Dynamics Design Lab continues its work throughout the State of North Carolina with two new grants received.

Longleaf Pine Conservation Project

Sep 22, 2020

New Name, Continued Direction: Landscape Architecture’s Name Change Reflects Continued Work with Communities

“This change better aligns our department with both our curriculum offerings and the work our faculty have been doing, both researched-based and in the community, over the last several years” said Meg Calkins, department head of landscape architecture and environmental planning.

Peatland: Strategies for Restoration, Design, and Planning of North Carolina Peatlands, authored by Madalyn Baldwin (MLA 2019)

Sep 4, 2020

Exploring Coastal Conservation: Students and Faculty Win ASLA Awards to Preserve NC

Three submissions were selected for Honor Awards as part of the 2020 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional and Student Awards.

Disaster Resilient Graduate Certificate Image

Aug 12, 2020

College of Design Develops New Graduate Certificate in Disaster Resilient Policy, Engineering and Design

The certificate will educate the next generation of practitioners and scholars to reduce the rise in disaster losses and assist communities to adapt to a changing climate.


Jul 17, 2020

From Architecture to Augmented Reality

A lack of access to information, language barriers, excessive time costs and a poor implementation of two-way communication methods are just a few of the reasons why residents across the country don’t speak up during public municipal government hearings. These reasons not only affect how communities develop and are granted resources, but they also have a direct correlation to the health and well-being of certain neighborhoods.

Coastal Dynamics Design Lab winning submission

Jul 8, 2020

Coastal Dynamic Design Lab Wins Top Honor from NCASLA

The College of Design's Coastal Dynamics Design Lab won the NCASLA 2020 Award for its Twin Creeks project in the research category.

Above: A new landscaping design series includes this pollinator-friendly border template.

Jul 2, 2020

New Landscaping Design Guide Features Native Coastal NC Plants

A new set of landscaping design templates is available online from the Coastal Landscapes Initiative. The 10 designs feature plants native to coastal North Carolina and are intended for anyone interested in updating their yard or garden.

Black Lives Matter Black Square

Jun 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter

The College of Design continues to be saddened and angered by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who are unjustly murdered based on the…

nli student spraying plants

May 5, 2020

Natural Learning Initiative Takes Education Outdoors with WolfWare Outreach

April 29, 2020  |  Lily Fandel The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) is reinventing what it means to play outside. Today’s children grow up with a number of obstacles to outdoor play, from overly structured…


Apr 24, 2020

Design Faculty Win NC State Awards

Five College of Design faculty were recently honored with university-level awards from the chancellor, provost, and alumni association. The award winners are listed below. University Faculty Scholar Derek Ham, Ph.D.…

dick bell in pullen park

Mar 20, 2020

In Memoriam: Landscape Architect Dick Bell

Landscape architect Richard C. Bell designed some of North Carolina’s iconic spaces, but none meant more to him than his alma mater’s University Plaza, more commonly known as the Brickyard.…

princeville feature story from alumni magazine

Mar 17, 2020

Andy Fox and Kofi Boone Featured in Alumni Magazine for Work in Princeville

Princeville, N.C., has seen tough times. In recent years, hurricanes have ravaged the town, and many residents left the area. But some don't want to give up on their home, which was the nation's first town incorporated by African-Americans. Standing with them are NC State landscape architecture professors and students who are helping the community chart a path to its future.

Greenway trail photo by Ugne Vasyliute on Unsplash

Feb 25, 2020

The Urgency and Necessity for Greenways: Five Questions with Charles A. Flink

February 19, 2020 | Lauren Barker This post was originally published in NC State’s The Abstract.  There’s a lot of talk about the need for greenways but besides being attractive, nice areas…

Landscape Architecture Critique with OJB

Nov 13, 2019

OJB Shares Cary Project and Connects with Landscape Architecture Students Over Park Project

The Landscape Architecture studio had a recent visit from firm OJB Landscape Architecture. Cody Klein, ASLA, Simon Beer, and Caroline Lezon, ASLA talked with students about their master plan for…

Landscape Architecture Design + Build

Oct 3, 2019

Design + Build Program wins Sir Walter Raleigh Award

The Design + Build studio won a Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance in the Landscape Design category. Students, along with Associate Professor Carla Delcambre and Assistant Professor of…

Sketch from Team 5 during DesignSprint 2019

Jul 24, 2019

Sprinting to Address Climate Change

In March of 2019, the NC State College of Design's Department of Landscape Architecture tackled climate change in a new iteration of their traditional DesignWeek research. Learn more about DesignSprint and the interdisciplinary charettes that helped students design diverse solutions.

Travis Klondike accepting an award at the 2019 ASLA SER Conference

Jun 4, 2019

Landscape Architecture Wins Big At the 2019 Southeast Regional ASLA Conference

The NC State College of Design congratulates the Landscape Architecture faculty and students who won multiple awards at this year's ASLA Southeast Regional Conference.

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May 24, 2019

Inviting Challenge

Now, more than ever, Meg Calkins sees the need for innovation in landscape architecture. In stepping into her leadership role in the Department of Landscape Architecture, she's ready to provide guidance as the NC State College of Design takes on the challenge.

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May 21, 2019

Vote for NC State in the 2019 Design Intelligence Survey

Vote for the NC State College of Design's architecture and landscape architecture programs in the 2019 DesignIntelligence Survey!


May 7, 2019

Students Design, Build Sustainable Garden

In one semester, NC State College of Design landscape architecture students designed and built a sustainable landscape on campus.

Employee Awards for Excellence 2019

Apr 25, 2019

2019 Design Employee Excellence Awards

The College of Design proudly honored faculty and staff on April 23, 2019. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for all that you do to make the NC State College of Design a place of innovation and excellence.

Teresa Buckwalter NC State Design DDes student practitioner

Apr 11, 2019

DDes Student-Practitioner Expands Conversation about Climate Change

Teresa Buckwalter, an NC State Design Doctor of Design student practitioner, who is exploring solutions to "give landscape architects a way of talking and interacting with people and rural communities that value those places and those people and their insights."

Kimberly Wicker, alumna from NC State College of Design

Apr 9, 2019

You Get Back What You Give

Kimberly Wicker received her MLA from NC State College of Design and has since remained loyal in giving of her time, talent, and passion for all things Raleigh NC and beyond. Owner of Coaly Design, Wicker understands the importance of designing for the future.


Feb 20, 2019

3 to Receive Watauga Medal

Three alumni are honored with the Watauga Medal by NC State University. This is the highest nonacademic honor for extraordinary service and commitment to the university.

Meg Calkins-featured

Feb 19, 2019

A Natural Influence

Meg Calkins, newly named professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, does not shy away from a challenge. She was the first person to graduate with a dual…

Charles and Marjorie Flink Designlife Gala

Feb 7, 2019

Charles Flink to be recipient of NC State Watauga Medal

NC State College of Design is proud to announce that alumnus Charles A. Flink II, FASLA, has been chosen as a 2019 recipient of the esteemed Watauga Medal.

Gavin Smith Joins NC State

Jan 2, 2019

Gavin Smith, PhD, AICP Joins NC State

Gavin Smith is an internationally recognized leader in planning for coastal resilience and hazard mitigation (risk reduction), disaster recovery and adapting to climate change and has joined NC State where he will complement and facilitate collaborations among faculty who are working in these areas.

Serving NC communities

Dec 11, 2018

Storm Warnings

With increasingly frequent disastrous hurricanes, NC State Design faculty and students help rural, flood-prone communities in eastern North Carolina to recover and rebuild; physically + economically. They encourage public officials to recognize the growing environmental threat to the region.

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Dec 6, 2018

Inspiring Hope: Design Students Reimagine Heavily Polluted Superfund Site

Virginia Fall, MLA candidate, shares the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and how a City Design studio provided the opportunity to reimagine sustainable solutions for the Gowanus Canal Superfund site.

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Dec 6, 2018

Everyone is a Designer: Tangible Landscape Democratizes Design

Payam Tabrizian, PhD is using research and technology in the Geovisualization Lab to provide an open-source platform of research and data to change the way people experience and develop spaces and landscapes.

Gene and Karen Bressler

Dec 3, 2018

Gene Bressler’s Life of Curiosity and Circumstance

Professor Gene Bressler, FAIA has followed a path of curiosity and interest that has resulted in successful leadership roles in landscape architecture, which includes his knack and passion for influencing others.

Emily McCoy

Nov 15, 2018

Setting their SITES High: The Value of Landscape Architecture Interventions

Alumna Emily McCoy [MLA '08] researches the best practices for sustainable landscapes that are designed with nature in mind.


Oct 26, 2018

Design Amidst Chaos

NC State Coastal Dynamics Design Lab is a trans-disciplinary research initiative that seeks to better understand, design for, and celebrate a positive change in coastal communities across the Mid-Atlantic.

Meg Calkins-featured

Aug 1, 2018

Meg Calkins named Department Head of Landscape Architecture

Meg Calkins, FASLA has been appointed the department head of Landscape Architecture at NC State University College of Design [August 1, 2018].

Kofi Boone ASLA NCDesign

Jul 13, 2018

The Lower Ninth Ward: Not Just Another Plan

Kofi Boone, ASLA is a designer, an advocate, and a community builder now leading an AIA R/UDAT team partnering with Lower Ninth Ward in LA to rebuild their community after Hurricane Katrina.

DesignWeek_NCSU College of Design

Jun 18, 2018

Designing for Resilient Communities

When Hurricane Matthew impacted NC, the College of Design went into action to assist in developing design solutions to improve disaster recovery. DesignWeek 2017 comprised of students + faculty from Landscape Architecture and Architecture.

Design Build work outside Syme Hall

Jun 8, 2018

Work in Progress: Immersive VR Environment for LAR 457

As part of an exploratory grant project for a landscape architecture course, Muntazar Monsur and Carla Delcambre are working with DELTA staff members to create a 3D environment that students can explore using virtual reality headsets.

DesignIntelligence Surveys_2018

May 10, 2018

DesignIntelligence Survey: Architecture + Landscape Architecture Programs

It's that time again when DesignIntelligence seeks feedback from professionals across the country to rate the Best Architecture + Landscape Architecture programs.

Corey Dodd in Panama City

Apr 25, 2018

Shaping the Landscape of a Designlife

Corey Dodd forged his own path through the graduate landscape architecture program, in part through the gracious assistance of the Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink Landscape Architecture Graduate Student Award. Now he's eager to put his passion for cultural and historic preservation into practice.

VR skyline

Apr 12, 2018

Using Virtual Reality to Plot Urban Green Spaces

Research with VR goggles gives landscape designers fresh insight on how green landscapes refresh city residents.

Professor Gene Bressler enters Phased Retirement

Mar 18, 2018

Gene Bressler Enters Phased Retirement

At the end of the spring 2018 semester, Professor and Department Head of Landscape Architecture Gene Bressler, FASLA will be entering phased retirement. Since 2006, Bressler has been at the helm of the Landscape Architecture program at NC State College of Design.

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Jan 18, 2018

A Legacy of Dedication

The first funded NC State College of Design faculty award endowment, The Gene Bressler Landscape Architecture Faculty Award Endowment was made possible through generous gifts from colleagues, former students, professionals, and friends of Gene Bressler.

Angelo Abbate

Oct 12, 2017

In Memoriam of Angelo Abbate

Words by Fernando Magallanes.   Delivered at the October 11, 2017 Public lecture. Department of Landscape Architecture The memorial service for Angelo will be on Nov. 4th at 2 pm in the Chapel at…

Landscape Architecture Diversity Summit

Jun 13, 2017

Landscape Architecture Grads Participate in Diversity Summit

NC State Design Landscape Architecture graduates Wesley Brown, ASLA, Courtney Hinson Cason, ASLA, Melissa Henao-Robledo, ASLA, and Darneka Waters, Associate ASLA were among the 26 participants at the fifth annual Diversity Summit in Washington, DC.

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Apr 25, 2017

Awards of Excellence Luncheon

Each year NC State Design hosts an Awards of Excellence Luncheon to recognize staff and faculty members that go above and beyond in their service to the College.

DesignIntelligence Survey2017

Apr 18, 2017

Design Intelligence Annual Survey of the Best Architecture + Design Schools

DesignIntelligence requests your feedback in their annual survey Your input in will enhance NC State College of Design as a program that is best preparing students for success in Architecture + Design.


Apr 3, 2017

Hispanic Educational Summit Allows Landscape Architecture to be Featured

NC State Design Landscape Architecture professors Fernando Magallanes and Rodney Swink took the opportunity to make Landscape Architecture more visible to Latino students when their abstract was accepted to speak at the Annual Hispanic Educational Summit.

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Mar 28, 2017

2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards

Four students from NC State Design were the recipients of the 2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards, recognizing their extraordinary efforts and contributions in the classroom. Congratulations to Travis Klondike (Landscape Architecture), Jessica Klink (Architecture), April Maclaga and Rachael Paine (Graphic Design).