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.
Inviting all Faculty, Staff, LAEP Students and Landscape Architecture professionals! Please join us for a reception on June 9th as we honor Meg Calkins for her time as the LAEP Department Head. We hope to see you all there!
Congrats to Deepti Adlakha for her fantastic work with the Global Healthy and Sustainable City Indicators Collaboration that is being published as a Lancet Global Health Series on Urban Design, Transport, and Health! Learn about her work and many other contributors in the link below!
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Congrats to our class of '22 MLA students! We know you will all continue to think and do great things!
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What a wonderful night for the LAEP awards ceremony and end of year celebration! Congrats to all our graduates, we are so excited for your next chapter! Many thanks to our amazing faculty and department head for all your hard work and support! #ncstatelaep #landscapearchitecture #happyearthday...
Some LAEP students have been working on interdisciplinary teams in the @ulitriangle UrbanPlan Seminar this semester. On Monday their mock-development teams presented to a mock city council to recieve feedback on their plans. Thanks to Chuck Flink for teaching this pilot course, we look forward to it being offered in the future!
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A Huge thank you goes out to @ncstatedesign and Dr. Charles Flink. The UrbanPlan Seminar conducted its final class last night. Three student teams made presentations to a “mock city council.” The Council members included George Stanziale (the Mayor), Julie Paul, Maria Wall and David Brown. Each student team made outstanding presentations. Overall, the Council was very pleased with the quality and depth of information in each presentation. Dr. Charles Flink, NCSU College of Design, said he wants to say thank you to all the ULI Volunteers who helped out throughout the semester. The students have been thrilled with the class and the chance to interact with area real estate professionals.
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Spring WxLA event! Local landscape architect Christine Hilt will open her home and garden to host us for this special evening on Aril 23 from 5-8 PM. Celebrate, relax, and make connections with students, faculty, professionals, and alumni. All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP by April 18th (temporary link in bio)!...
Congrats to our department head, Meg Calkins, for being inducted into the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Academy of Fellows!
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The CELA is excited to recognize our newest CELA Academy of Fellows inductees:
Meg Calkins, FCELA
Katya Crawford, FCELA
Allan W. Shearer, FCELA
and Ashley Steffens, FCELA
Membership in the Academy of Fellows represents the highest level of achievement within the CELA membership. We are pleased to honor their accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, creative activity, and service. Thank you all for your exceptional contributions!
Find out more about each of the inductees: https://thecela.org/2022-cela-class-of-fellows/...
Join us this Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00pm, for NCSU Professor Emeritus Art Rice's lecture entitled "Design as an Act of Seeing and Creating". We also invite you to join us for a reception in Allred Gallery following the lecture!
This is our final lecture of the school year, please join us in Burns Auditorium or through Zoom, the link to register for Zoom can be found on the LAEP website.
Be sure to catch @transit_dude and @rebeccadrawsthings at the LABash 2022 Conference this coming weekend! They are both participating in a panel discussing Climate-Adaptive Design as a Co Op Extension Endeavor on Saturday at 10am!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're around the @durhambulls stadium this weekend, celebrate #Juneteenth with a new mini-exhibit developed by Art + Design Department Head Derek Ham and students Mustafa Ozcicek (Ph.D. in Design), Elyse Hill, and Niyana Haney (undergraduates in Art + Design).
With the help of a grant from the NC State Foundation, the team designed an augmented reality (AR) compatible mini-museum that gives a new perspective on the history and legacy of Negro League Baseball icon, Buck Leonard.
Walter Fenner “Buck” Leonard is largely considered the greatest Negro Leagues 1st baseman of all time. From 1934 to 1950, he captained the great Homestead Grays of the Negro National League to 10 league championships and 3 Negro Leagues World Series titles. He played in a record 12 All-Star games, earning a reputation as one of the game’s most feared hitters and greatest all-around stars.
Though he never played in the Major Leagues, he has been considered one of the top 50 baseball players of all time and was among the first 3 Negro Leaguers elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
A native of Rocky Mount, NC, Leonard was arrested as a kid for simply looking through a fence. Ham knew this was an important AR element, and this display allows you to see through the fence, much the way Leonard would have.
Ham, along with the Buck Leonard Association for Sports and Human Enrichment (@buckleonardassociation) hope to showcase the mobile exhibit across multiple locations throughout North Carolina to highlight and uplift the history of Black trailblazers in baseball and revive baseball in inner cities....
Say hello to Anusha and Caroline (@anushacarolinetravels) who are currently on an architectural expedition in Latin America! ⬇️✈️🏙🏛🗺🇦🇷🇨🇴🇪🇨🇲🇽
Anusha and Caroline are both recent B.Arch. graduates @ncstate_architecture as well as recipients of the Duda Travel Fellowship.
The fellowship affords new architecture graduates the opportunity to travel abroad, make discoveries and connections, and then share their findings with the College of Design community.
Through their travels and research, Anusha and Caroline hope to gain an understanding of how architecture, urban development and preservation projects have shaped the identities of four cities in Latin America.
By studying the architecture of the past in these cities, they will be asking these questions:
🔴 What has been preserved and why? What narratives or identities do these acts of preservation serve?
🔴 How does this play into collective memory?
🔴 What has changed throughout contemporary architecture in these cities?
🔴 Who does the architecture serve? Who does it not?
🔴 What identity is being created and what does that say about today's cultural and political climate?
They will visit and document numerous buildings, parks and large-scale infrastructure projects throughout their trip.
So far they have visited over 20 sites that have informed our research into these unique cities. They have also been engaging with the local culture by visiting art museums, dance shows, artisan markets and eating traditional foods.
Furthermore, they are connecting with architecture, urbanism and preservation professionals to understand the perspective of those who live in these cities.
Keep up with the duo's travels by following them @anushacarolinetravels. We're looking forward to their return and hearing all about what they've learned along the way!...
"The return of in-person camps and pre-college programs revives campus summer" 📰 👀
Design Lab (@ncstatedesignlab), the College of Design’s outreach program, is hosting four camps throughout the summer for middle and high school students interested in learning more about design.
Their middle school day camp for rising sixth through eighth grade students will take place on campus June 27 to July 1 and again Aug. 8-12. This camp focuses on design thinking and the design process and gives students exposure to all disciplines of design.
The high school day camp for rising ninth through 12th grade students will also occur Aug. 8-12 and will give students the opportunity to work on several studio projects in different disciplines throughout the week.
Ashley Davis, the director of pre-college programming for Design Lab, said these camps are vital for increasing access and exposure to design before college.
“Design Camp is really about informing students about the study of design and trying to help raise awareness of the impact of design,” Davis said. “Design really does impact everybody's lives every day, so our programming is a great place for students to learn, get some experience with design, introduce themselves to design and explore the different fields within design.”
Design Lab hosts two residential camps: one for rising 10th through 12th grade students July 10-16 and Design Immersions for rising 11th and 12th grade students July 24-30. These camps give older high school students a realistic taste of campus life and an opportunity to engage on a deeper level with counselors and faculty as well as with their projects.
Read the full story - link in bio.
📸: Snapshots from the 2019 Design Camp summer program. It was the most recent session in which students attended summer programming on campus....
Iyare Oronsaye is currently the director and assistant professor of the animation and illustration program at @northwesternmn as well as a student practitioner in the College of Design’s Doctor of Design (DDes) program. He is a self-described digital native with ten-plus years of experience as a senior digital artist, executive director, and educator who specializes in virtual reality, 3D animation and game design.
As a professor and student practitioner, Oronsaye actively contributes to diverse viewpoints, provides opportunities for artistic growth, advocates for departmental collaboration and works to foster a culture of creative excellence.
Throughout his time as a DDes student, his research has involved designing a fully-funded production cohort for underrepresented animators and game designers. He also aims to demonstrate how inclusivity within this industry may improve ingenuity, race relations and artistic expression....
If you were to visit Allred Gallery on the College of Design’s campus during the fall semester of 2021, it’s entirely possible that you would have seen the room’s large windows covered in marker and post-it notes.
And, if you read the contents of those notes out of context, you may have been curious as to why design students are musing over scribbles that read “no privacy,” “tracking -> stalking,” and “enviro/doomsday.”
These notes are not from an outline of a dystopian television series – they’re the first steps in designing an accessible user interface for autonomous vehicles, or AVs.
AVs have seen a significant increase in interest and development over the past decades. Personal vehicles have begun to incorporate autonomous features such as parking and lane-keeping assistance, as well as fully automated systems such as braking, steering and acceleration. NC State even launched its own driverless shuttle on Centennial Campus in 2020.
The current technology still is not perfect, nor is it widely accessible. But Professor Helen Armstrong’s 400-level graphic design studio has tasked students with designing for the AV experience in the near future with a wider audience in mind.
“The projects taught in this studio are meant to challenge these students and to be extremely future-facing,” says Armstrong. “There are endless applications for software in an autonomous vehicle. That kind of access to experience and very discipline-specific knowledge would not be as attainable without an industry partner like Red Hat.”
@redhatinc, a homegrown tech company known for its work in edge computing and open-source software, sponsored the studio by sending its own team of user experience (UX) designers to brainstorm and collaborate with students.
Check out the full story and see the student work in our bio....