Don Burger, Associate Professor
School of Design
Horticulture and Forestry 102A
Landscape Architecture is the art of design, planning, and management of outdoor spaces for human use and habitation. Cultural and scientific knowledge are applied to the use and arrangement of natural and man-made elements with concern for resource conservation, stewardship, and the environment. Graduates work in a wide variety of areas in the landscape industry, as designers and planners in public and private practice, and as environmental designers and managers.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students in the Landscape Architecture program will be able to:
- Collect and analyze site-related data and attributes. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
- Synthesize findings and analysis into design program and decisions. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
- Develop and analyze different design concepts and points of view. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
- Apply knowledge and skills to address a design problem and provide appropriate solutions. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
- Develop and lead community engagement/improvement projects. (Cross-curricular Skill: Civic Knowledge and Engagement)
- Consider diverse perspectives and user groups when making design decisions. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
- Address issues of diversity and equity through the design process. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
Landscape Architecture students must maintain at least a major GPA of 2.6 and an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program. A grade of a “C” or better is required in all ART, ARTE, ARTH, GDES, DSGN, LA, ARCH, ID and technical elective course requirements.
Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure
The Landscape Architecture Program is currently seeking initial accreditation from the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). A full accreditation review is scheduled for fall 2019. Students seeking Certification and Licensure should contact their advisor and refer to www.clarb.org.
Course Delivery Format
The program provides coursework through hands-on and face-to-face learning in lecture, studio, and field-based settings.