Philadelphia University offers one of the few Landscape Architecture programs to emphasize urban design and planning with a service-learning approach. It is our mission to reinforce the principles and practices of sustainability at every level. Courses are designed to teach technical skills and problem-solving techniques, and students respond to real community and environmental issues. Landscape Architecture is a profession for the future, and our program is committed to ensuring that our graduates become leaders in the field, defining the future of the sustainable process.
Our faculty includes some of the top landscape architects in the world. The curriculum focuses on real-world learning: students collaborate not only across disciplines, but also with community leaders and representatives from government and environmental agencies. Our scenic campus is part of the expansive Fairmount Park system, where students also study natural systems and restoration techniques. Under our faculty’s guidance, students and alumni often secure internships and employment with some of the country’s most prestigious firms, such as OLIN Partnership, Adropogon, Ayers St. 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. For more information, call: 215.951.5653 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Did You Know...
- By 2030, 85% of the US population will live in cities. That is why our program is urban-based.
- We are located just minutes from Center City, Philadelphia, and our campus offers easy access to Washington, D.C., and New York City.
- 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.
Joseph Young, Ellen Wright, Nicole Boris, Nhan Lieu
The community of Allegheny West is filled with people that have vibrant personalities, great sense of community, and a want for change. However, the site itself is not reflecting the personalities of the people.
Ian Schieve, Chris Lousos, Brandon Lansing
This collaborative project between landscape architecture students and architecture students was based on the concept on creating a sustainable community.
Darpan Patel, Vanessa Miller, Richard Cianfrani
Healthy Lifestyles: Paradise within Paradise Hugged by history and knit by culture, Paradise has the resilient will to become a role model in this neighborhood but it is restricted by these abrasive borders.
To learn more about one of our recent projects involving Professor Nathan Hommel and his students, see the short video below.