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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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It may not be on the "official" #parkingday day, but if we've learned how to be flexible this year. Parking Day is rescheduled for this FRIDAY, October 15 on @ncstate 's Centennial Campus across from the Venture Center Courtyard!! Come see all the hard work out student team has put into it, grab some lunch at the nearby food truck, or come by after your studio crit and say hi. 👋👋
Students chatting with Anne Katrine Geelmuyden yesterday afternoon before her evening lecture. Thanks for visiting with us all the way from Norway! 🙋🏽‍♀️It's good to have our brown bag lunches back in person again.
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#landscapearchitecture #landscapetheory #graduateschool #mlastudents #ncstate #thinkanddo #ncstatedesign
Faculty meetings don’t have to be in a conference room or on Zoom #getoutside #ncstatedesign
#INKTOBER stars tomorrow and @ncstatedesign will be sharing student art every day of the month...we know LA+EP students have some great sketches to share!! Check it out and submit your work through the link in their bio. 🎃🎃🎃✍️✍️✍️
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#Repost - @ncstatedesign by @get_regrammer
READY. SET. DRAW!!! 
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INKTOBER STARTS FRIDAY

Inktober is a month-long art challenge that is focused on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. 

Every day for the month of October, any COD faculty, student, alumni or staff member participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing then posts it online. 

Submit your work using the link in our bio, and remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2021!

Work will be posted each day on the college’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages with credit. Social media handles and portfolio links will also be included if desired.

This is a great opportunity for students to not only get extra publicity but help foster better drawing habits and have some fun with their work. 

Featured: 
"The Monastery" by Kelly Wu [ARC]
A literal passing of the baton as Deepti Adlakha assumes the directorship of the Natural Learning Initiative! 
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#Repost - @naturalearninginitiative by @get_regrammer
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

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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The Green New Deal Superstudio is a national conversation about how the framework of the Green New Deal can be translated into actual projects and where, as a matter of priority these projects should take place, what will they look like, who will they serve, and how will they roll out.

On February 7th, 2019, Representative @aoc (NY-14) and Senator 
@edmarkey (MA) introduced H.R. 109, a non-binding resolution “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal.” In it, they provide a framework for a “10-year national mobilization” that calls on Congress to pass legislation that builds resiliency against climate change-related disasters, repairs and upgrades the infrastructure of the U.S.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (@lafoundation) in association with the Weitzman School of Design McHarg Center, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (@ncasla_landarch), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (@thecelaofficial) invited designers to be part of a historic, national initiative to translate the core goals of the Green New Deal—decarbonization, justice, and jobs—into design and planning projects for their respective regions.

📷 The Parker District : A Case for Permaculture Principles as Urban Design Solutions project by Angela Kealey Rainey, Avery Barlett-Golden and Julia Needham. @ncstatelaep
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Art + Design Lecturer Adrienne McKenzie was a finalist in the Open Fashion category of the 2020 @handandlocklondon exhibition. Adrienne’s work will be displayed in the Bargehouse Oxo Tower in London as part of Fiberarts International 2022. 

Presented by the Fiberarts Guild and recognized around the world as a benchmark documenting trends and innovations in the field, the goal of the exhibition is to include work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other disciplines.

Taking place from November 3-7, the Embroidered Arts Exhibition showcases the most exciting cutting edge, contemporary and historic embroidered arts from around the world. From military uniforms to protest banners, interior design and couture fashion, embroidery permeates every aspect of our culture. Discover the story of the skilled embroiderers whose expertise brings beauty and precision to the material world.

Read the full story: 🔗 in bio
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Mondays are for making. 🪚🛠🐺
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Join the College of Design's School of Architecture (@ncstate_architecture) for its graduate student open house on Friday, November 5. 

The virtual session will last from 8 am to 5 pm, and will feature a virtual tour, student group presentations, portfolio examples and an alumni roundtable. 

Register in bio
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Wednesday | October 13 | 5:15 pm

Join us for our next Common Studio Hour Industrial Design Lecture with Audrey Watanabe, associate manager @Mattel!

Watanabe earned a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 2005 and a Matster of Indsutrial Design in 2013 at the College of Design. 

The presentation will take place in the Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive, Room 123.
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Join the NC State College of Design for an open house and guided tours of the Design Center at 111 Lampe Drive, the new home of the industrial design program. Remarks will begin at 4 pm, and guided tours will start at 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Link in bio
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From @charlienchargie [BAD '04], written for @theatlantic:

"Growing up in small-town North Carolina in the ’90s, I loved watching them: their joie de vivre and sexual confidence contrasting with the blue-collar reality of their lives from 8 to 5 every weekday; their armor and shield, sword and dagger, in the form of suits, clutches, earrings, and sheaths. I became a fashion designer, and they are my consummate muses, working-class and Black.

"High fashion has ignored these women’s stories. But they are a pillar of American fashion, a conduit of sartorial expression. These women took artistic license to write their own beauty narrative, one that refused to be boxed in by the utilitarianism of blue-collar work."

Full article: 🔗 in bio
🎨: @mrkhrrs_
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READY. SET. DRAW!!! 
✒️📓✒️📓✒️📓✒️📓\
INKTOBER STARTS FRIDAY

Inktober is a month-long art challenge that is focused on improving skills and developing positive drawing habits. 

Every day for the month of October, any COD faculty, student, alumni or staff member participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing then posts it online. 

Submit your work using the link in our bio, and remember to use the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2021!

Work will be posted each day on the college’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages with credit. Social media handles and portfolio links will also be included if desired.

This is a great opportunity for students to not only get extra publicity but help foster better drawing habits and have some fun with their work. 

Featured: 
"The Monastery" by Kelly Wu [ARC]

"We were told to choose objects that would all fit inside a brown paper bag, and these objects would become the program of our monastery. 

I designed a Buddhist monastery, with a promenade that stretches from the main road over a mountain and through forests, so the entire project is invisible for the majority of the way there, implying the path of enlightenment is through a sequence of worlds. 

The project is embedded on the edge of a cliff, with large circular walls that dictate the circulation, spaces, water, and material. 

Circumambulation is important to Buddhism, therefore the circular walls hug each other, creating interior and exterior spaces, with interior walls made of bamboo formwork concrete and exterior walls polished concrete. 

The only spaces that allow you to see outward are the temple and the garden, as the entire inner space of the monastery is meant to center and protect you from the outside world."
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🗣️Friday, 10.1 | 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

First year. Next level.

Join us in the courtyard between Kamphoefner and Brooks Halls for the First Year Experience paper project parade and review.

Featured project by Claire Audilet
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Brooks appreciation post because we can
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Two things we're excited about today:

1⃣ This view👆
2⃣ Ten days until #Inktober2021
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