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.
- Synthesize findings and analysis into design program and decisions.
- Develop and analyze different design concepts and points of view.
- Apply knowledge and skills to address a design problem and provide appropriate solutions.
- Develop and lead community engagement/improvement projects.
- Consider diverse perspectives and user groups when making design decisions.
- Address issues of diversity and equity through the design process.
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 fully accredited through the LAAB. Students seeking licensure and certification may consult their advisor and visit www.CLARB.org for more information on requirements.
Course Delivery Format
The program provides coursework through hands-on and face-to-face learning in lecture, studio, and field-based settings.