College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Landscape Architecture

Our Mission


University of Maryland Landscape Architecture is committed to a vision of a sustainable and resilient future for the natural and cultural landscapes of Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the world. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality education for our students, to engaging in research that creates new knowledge for the profession, and to providing service to communities. Our BLA and MLA curricula applies ecological design principles to provide solutions to regional, local, and site-specific issues influenced by rapid urbanization and the danger to fragile ecosystems, particularly in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The program disseminates information in a manner that makes students aware of their environmental and social responsibility within a global perspective. The faculty uses the design studio experience to focus the students on the ecological design synthesis of research and observation in the process of site, community, urban, and regional design and planning. As the landscape architecture profession continues to change by expanding its interests in political, social, and physical interventions, we give our students the technological and creative tools they need to become knowledgeable, discerning, and ethical leaders and interpreters of the environment and our richly diverse culture.


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