Landscape Architecture

About the Program

Design Making a Difference

Design Making a Difference

At PhilaU, we believe in real problems + real people = real solutions. By applying what is taught in the classroom to real life problems, our students’ knowledge and skills are increased so they can take their place in the world as engaged citizens who want to make a difference.

If you have a passion for the environment and for people, our program will prepare you to address environmental problems through sustainable urban planning, design and restoration. You will learn to innovate, collaborate and create outdoor environments that reconnect us with nature, encourage healthy lifestyles and tackle climate change and natural disasters. Our hands on experiential learning increases our students’ design creativity, knowledge and skills so they can take their place as engaged citizens and professionals who want to solve the pressing problems of today’s world. You will learn to work independently and in teams and collaborate across disciplines on projects with community members, governmental agencies and environmental groups. Internships will provide you with global perspectives, a professional network and open doors to exciting careers in the public and/or private realm.

Join the ranks of those that want to change the world!

Under our faculty’s guidance, students and alumni secure internships and employment with some of the most prestigious firms, such as OLIN Partnership, Andropogon, Ayers Saint Gross, Oehme Van Sweden, Jonathan Alderson and more.

Our 4+1 program offers Landscape Architecture graduates the opportunity to earn a M.S. in Geodesign with just one additional year of study.

Did You Know...

  • By 2030, 85% of the US population will live in cities. That is why our program is urban-based.
  • All of our instructors are from acclaimed landscape and planning firms.
  • Students receive one-on-one attention from instructors due to our small design studios.
  • Our students have internships with the top landscape architecture firms in the country, which lead to employment opportunities.
  • Our lecture series features prominent professionals in the field.

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Featured Student Work

Bartrams Gardens Wetland Walk Re-Design

Dylan Bayer '15 - portfolio
Rachel Ahern
LARCH 3506
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