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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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Join us TONIGHT for our last lecture of this semester. We will hear about some of the amazing student ASLA award winning projects!!

The lecture starts at 6pm in Burns Auditorium - Don’t miss it!

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Park(ing) Day is this Friday, October 21st from 10am-5pm at the corner of Research Dr + Main Campus Dr on Centennial Campus. Come hang out, get lunch from food trucks, and find some new threads at the Sustainable Stewards’ pop-up thrift store. Hope to see you there!

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Join WxLA and SASLA for a ~*super spooky*~ Halloween potluck! Families, friends, and partners are welcome. There will be a costume contest ($5 per contest entry, winner takes the pot), so dress your best Hope to see you all there! ...

Join local professionals and fellow LAEP students for this evening of conversation around gender justice in landscape architecture! We will discuss some of the barriers to gender equity in the workplace, strategies for change, new models of working, and more general questions about working in the field. Though this is a WxLA sponsored event, people of all gender identities are welcome to attend. There will be food provided! A google calendar invite will be sent separately, please RSVP so we know how much food to order. ...

Are you or someone you know interested in joining our program? We’re hosting an Open House for prospective students on Wednesday, October 19th, come learn about our program! Please register with the link below by October 10th.

https://calendar.ncsu.edu/event/laep_open_house

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A big thanks to Michael Grove with @sasakidesign for his visit last week! He spent lunch on Thursday answering some burning questions from students following his inspirational lecture on Wednesday night!
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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 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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Alumnus Turan Duda, FAIA [B.Arch. ’76] is the recipient of the 2022 College of Design Distinguished Alumni Award.

As an internationally renowned architect, Turan has designed notable regional, national and international projects including the North Carolina State University Talley Student Union, 405 Colorado in Austin, the Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park, Florida, and Ikon Tower in Monterrey, Mexico.

“Turan Duda is the epitome of a successful graduate of the College of Design, and has spent his professional career both engaging with and giving back to his alma mater,” says Dean Mark Hoversten, PhD, FASLA, AICP. “He is a firm advocate for the placemaking ability of architecture, and has designed many notable structures both nationally and internationally. His work is driven to reshape the built environment to meet the demands of today’s communities.”

At the College of Design, Turan serves on the Leaders Council, and supports current students and recent graduates through generous gifts and programs such as the Linda and Turan Duda Visiting Designer program, the Linda and Turan Duda Traveling Fellowship, and the Duda|Paine Architects Fellowship Fund.

Most recently, in 2022 the college was able to bring MASS Design Group to campus as part of its new Duda Visiting Designer Program – an interdisciplinary, two-week intensive program that engages students in addressing the compelling questions of today while working hand in hand with leading designers.

Turan continues to give back to the college by providing professional development opportunities for students and recent graduates, hosting networking open houses, creating summer internships, and hiring recent graduates to work at his firm.

Turan has been recognized for his contributions to the profession: as a Fellow of the AIA in 2012, and as a recipient of the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal from AIA NC in 2021. His firm, Duda|Paine was named Architect Magazine’s Top 50 Firms in Business in 2017.
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Thank you for being a part of our family. Happy Thanksgiving, designers. ❤️🐺 ...

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Some of the best stories are told one frame at a time.

In spring semester of 2022, the Department of Art+Design launched a Senior Capstone Animation Studio. In the studio, students worked individually and in groups on a year-long project to complete an animated film.

The films ranged in form from hybrid 3D animation to traditional 2D animation and in length from 4 to 7 minutes. The films were screened as part of the @asifahollywood-sponsored 2022 Student Animation Showcase with other animation programs from around the country.

Watch all of the animated shorts in our bio.
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Happy Friday, cool people.
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