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Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Landscape architects combine critical design thinking, planning and design, and knowledge of physical and social sciences, to engage situations of landscape involving health, safety, and wellbeing

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a STEM-designated degree and fully accredited program that prepares graduate students for the rigors of professional practice, research, leadership, and community engagement. Students combine critical design thinking with creativity, and passion to address diverse landscape architecture and environmental planning projects.

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A literal passing of the baton as Deepti Adlakha assumes the directorship of the Natural Learning Initiative! 
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This week, we welcomed our new Director Dr. Deepti Adlakha to @ncstatedesign , Natural Learning Initiative, @ncstate 
Founding Director Prof Robin Moore entered phased retirement & passed on the baton to Deepti at an outdoor ceremony
Read more about Dr. Adlakha: link in bio
A well-deserved honor for LA+EP Professor @kofiboone!
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The College of Design has named Kofi Boone, FASLA, professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning, as the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor. 

The Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professorship rotates between NC State’s colleges and is awarded for a period of three to five years. In 2021, the chancellor and provost invited each college to nominate an outstanding tenured professor whose scholarship addresses issues of equity, inclusion and diversity in their field. 🔗in bio
Coming soon to a parking lot near you...Stay tuned for some exciting things happening on @ncstate campus next week.
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We are very excited to announce our Fall  LA+EP lecture series!! On-campus lectures will be held in Burns Auditorium, but will also be broadcast on Zoom for anyone else who would like to be a part of these great discussions! Stay turned for more info about each upcoming lecture.
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As supporters of the New Landscape Declaration, we emphasize evidence-based inquiry and design thinking that positions students and graduates to engage with and propel the landscape architecture profession into the future as it evolves in response to environmental and societal imperatives.

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Our mission is to teach, learn, research, and apply state-of-the-art practices that create innovative and resilient landscapes focused on human and ecosystem health, safety, well-being, social equity, and quality of life.

We prepare the next generation of landscape architects to engage challenges and opportunities focused on:

  • Landscape dynamics and resilient design;
  • Community planning and design;
  • Design for children and families;
  • Research and evidence-based design strategies;
  • Emerging digital design tools for representation, simulation, and evaluation.

Graduate Landscape Architecture

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) is a STEM-designated degree and LAAB accredited program that prepares graduate students for the rigors of professional practice, research, leadership, and community engagement.  Our students, faculty, and local design community seek to understand the impact of human actions on the land and to respond with community-based design strategies. We are dedicated to teaching, researching, and practicing design processes that acknowledge the interdependence of built landscapes and ecological, social, and economic systems.

The department offers three main academic curriculum tracks:

The first half of the academic program prepares students for the current practice and discipline of landscape architecture. It equips them with the core knowledge base, tools, processes, and skills in design, site works, history and theory, planning, research and the culture of professional practice.

The second half of the academic program propels students into the profession and discipline of the future that they will help evolve and lead. It positions students to pursue substantive inquiry into their own, those of the faculty, and those of the larger extended community. Students master bodies of knowledge, pursue evidence-based research, and hone verbal, written, and graphic communication skills.

Throughout their program of study, students combine critical design thinking talents with their intelligence, creativity, and passions to frame, engage and challenge the questions, problems, and situations of landscape that involve health, safety, wellbeing, and quality of life.

The department also offers the following certificates and programs:

  • Graduate Minors and Certificate Programs

Graduate minors are available to all students and consist of nine credit hours of courses, in another graduate degree granting discipline, listed as 400-level or above. A member of that degree’s faculty may serve as a third member of the student’s final project committee. Certificates offered in GIS, Public Policy and Horticultural Science may be of particular interest. Please visit the Graduate Minors and Certificate Page for more information.

  • Inter-Institutional Study

Students at NC State University may also register for courses at local universities (UNC–Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, and Duke University) paying NC State University credit fees. Our students have an exceptional range of courses and programs open to them through these inter-institutional study opportunities. Students may also take courses at the other Raleigh colleges that are members of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges organization. Please visit the Inter-Institutional Study Page for more information.

Undergraduate Minor in Landscape Architecture

While we no longer offer a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, it is possible for NC State University undergraduate students to take certain landscape architecture courses as electives. Please visit the Undergraduate Minor in Landscape Architecture Page or contact the Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Meg Calkins, FASLA, for more information.

See Student Work

See more examples of student work here: Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Student Work

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Two things we're excited about today:

1⃣ This view👆
2⃣ Ten days until #Inktober2021
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TUESDAY, 9/28 - 🔗 in bio!

Please join us for the first event in our Fall Architecture Lecture Series with poet Ross Gay. 

Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. 

His new poem, Be Holding, was released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September 2020. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.
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@aiasncsu is hosting its annual Pop-Up Print Shop this semester! 

This is an opportunity to submit your art that will be sold in prints by AIAS, and half of the proceeds will go back to you (the artist) and half of it will be donated to student efforts here at the College of Design! AIAS is currently accepting submissions on their website (link in bio) by September 24th, and the sale will go on from Sept. 29 - Oct. 11. 

Each student may submit up to 5 submissions, and make sure to come back in a couple of weeks to support your fellow student artists! This is open to faculty, students, and alumni.
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Mark Johnson, of Denver-based @civitasinc, will present the annual Charles H. Burger Lecture on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm in Burns Auditorium. The lecture will also be broadcast live over Zoom.

In this lecture, entitled "Finding the Missing Landscape", Mark Johnson will reflect on the increased value of connected green places resulting from the pandemic. Green connectivity, green infrastructure, and green mosaics are no longer a desire or even a need, they are imperative to support public health, mitigate climate impacts and urban heat island conditions. 

This discussion will show a range of efforts to improve green connectivity across North America in urban locations. The landscapes that are missing are the ones we pass through but do not identify as whole places - threads, patches and voids that have neither social nor ecological identity or integrity. 🔗 in bio!
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WEDNESDAY: Industrial Design Studio Hour with Holly Coggings [BID '17] of @BOLTGROUP!

Holly won a 2021 Red Dot Design Award for the design of the Oransi Mod Air Purifier. 🔗in bio!
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Did you know that our Master of Art + Design program hosts their own podcast series? CTRL+ALT is a podcast hosted by students in our Master of Art and Design program here at NC State.

They investigate the evolution of technology, media, and society, questioning how our past, present, and speculative futures influence the creative process and its potential outcomes.

Check it out: 🔗in bio
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Fire up the kiln! Or, rather, the printer!

In Architectural Ceramic Fabrication (ARC 590) taught by professor Shawn Protz, students are tasked with applying 3D printing techniques to traditional North Carolina ceramic crafting. 

Through algorithmic modeling, digital fabrication, hands-on making, observation, collection and discussion, the course spans the history and techniques from native makers and folk potters to emerging digital systems.
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FYI if you visit our new Design Center at Lampe Drive, you will see a floating shoe. 

Just putting that out there. 👟 🐺
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“When you do public art, it’s about the public not the artist,” says Stacy Utley – an artist and educator whose work addresses complex narratives found within the African-American diaspora.

J. Stacy Utley [BED ’01, B.Arch. ’06] has executed projects which can be found in galleries and public spaces reflecting the communities that inspired them. 
Read his full story: 🔗in bio
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The College of Design has named Kofi Boone, FASLA, professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning, as the Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor. 

The Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professorship rotates between NC State’s colleges and is awarded for a period of three to five years. In 2021, the chancellor and provost invited each college to nominate an outstanding tenured professor whose scholarship addresses issues of equity, inclusion and diversity in their field. 🔗in bio
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As students return to campus for the first time in over a year, it's understandable that reacclimating to life at the College of Design can be a challenge. 

Jenny Tiet started a completely new position at the college in April with the mission of providing support to students experiencing academic difficulty and working with student organizations to help the design students feel a sense of community

We spoke with Jenny on what it means to advise a community of creatives, what services are available for students and her mission at the college. 🔗in bio!
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