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- Lee Hall, home of the landscape architecture program, has just undergone a major restoration, renovation and expansion, featuring a highly sustainable new building with an extensive green roof.
- You will have opportunities to study and work alongside students and faculty from various parts of the country and the world on a scenic university campus located in the beautiful Piedmont eco-region.
- Our internationally renowned faculty members have expertise in professional practice, health and design, ecology, historic preservation, computer applications, urban design, international study and community revitalization.
- Our Fluid Campus offers centers of study in Charleston; Genoa, Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. Concentrated study in diverse settings will help you graduate with a cultivated understanding of global issues.
Landscape architecture involves planning, designing and shaping the physical environment at all scales — from small sites to entire regions. Although the profession is little more than 150 years old, it has quickly evolved into a position of great importance in today’s rapidly changing world. Landscape architects are solving some of the world’s most pressing problems about how we live in relationship to our environment. They work in densely populated urban areas, wilderness landscapes and everything in between. They are creative problem-solvers, keenly interested in people and how they relate to their surroundings. As a landscape architecture major you’ll learn how to develop and manage projects such as ecological restoration; public plazas; streetscapes; design of “urban villages,” parks and park systems; college campuses; golf courses; resorts; industrial and office parks; and waterfronts.