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Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is the art and science of planning and designing meaningful, memorable and sustainable exterior environments in a variety of scales and settings. The UConn Landscape Architecture Program is nationally accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects to provide undergraduate studio-based education, and also offers individualized Masters level study.

Program Mission:
The mission of the University of Connecticut Landscape Architecture Program is two-fold:

LA students draw  First, the Program strives to be a regional leader in sustainable   land planning and site design. The landscape architect is uniquely   positioned to link larger scale planning vision with built site design - a   critical juncture in the sensitive & orderly development of our communities   and landscape resources. Objective academic leadership in these areas   has developed a body of scholarly and creative work that interprets,   develops and disseminates sound planning and design principles.

  Second, the Program excels in the broad-based preparation of a   consistent, high quality flow of professional landscape architects   into regional and national practice and graduate study. Students   are enriched by the areas of specialization developed by the faculty's   work, while they are well trained in the full breadth of basic theory,   design, construction and graphic communication subjects which define   and distinguish the profession. 

These two aims are seen as equally important and mutually dependent upon each other. As such, they support and apply the Land Grant mission of our institution, which is to serve the needs of the citizens of the state through a blending of the traditional academic triad of teaching, research and service.

About Us: 
The University of Connecticut Landscape Architecture Program offers a nationally accredited undergraduate program of landscape architecture as well as opportunities for individualized master's level study.  Program faculty are engaged in individual scholarly and creative work, as well as coordinated collaborative research and outreach through the Center for Community Research and Design, which develops new approaches to community-based planning and design as it responds to the real needs of the region's communities and environment.

Faculty in the program are licensed landscape architects and planners. They conduct scholarly and creative work focused on helping Connecticut’s communities preserve and enhance their character and livability.

Please visit the NEW landscape architecture blog -- LA@UCONN

SPECIAL EVENTASLA - Women in the Dirt. Bridgeport, CTApril 26, 2012.  Join us on Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday as we explore the breadth of the profession of landscape architecture through the case studies of seven women landscape architects who practice in California...and from the insights of a panel of six prominent Connecticut practitioners.

Landscape Architecture Faculty
John Alexopoulos, ASLA/RLA, Associate Professor
Peter Miniutti, ALSA/RLA, Associate Professor
Kristin Schwab, ASLA/RLA, Associate Professor
Mark Westa, ASLA/APA, Associate Professor
Natalie Miniutti, Adjunct Professor

Plant Science Faculty Teaching Required Courses for Landscape Architecture Program
Dr. Mark Brand, Associate Professor of Horticulture
Dr. Julia Kuzovkina, Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Dr. Cristian Schulthess, Associate Professor of Soil Science
Paula Stahl, ASLA/RLA, Adjunct Professor

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