We have a small program where the students and faculty form a strong, close-knit community. This includes approximately 70 undergraduate students, up to ten graduate students, and five full-time faculty. We also welcome guest lecturers, local practitioners, and alumni regularly to events on campus. And we go out into the field to visit sites and firms, attend and give presentations and workshops, and engage with project constituents and end-users.
Many students take on internships with Landscape Architecture firms, not-for-profits, and governmental agencies across the State and the region, including SLAM, BL Companies, Kent+Frost, and Towers|Gould.
The Landscape Architecture Program is dedicated to research, especially related to climate adaptation and mitigation, enhancing urban biodiversity, addressing extreme heat, rethinking forest management and governance structures, thinking through property reform and strategies for abandoned urban land, understanding the socio-ecological potential of landscapes, promoting racial and spatial justice, and practicing without harming. Faculty are leading grant-funded research projects and students have the opportunity to contribute to this work, to collaborate with masters and doctoral students. There are also opportunities to support the Program, as a technical assistant.
Students develop substantial knowledge and skills related to land planning, site design, and construction and by graduation can develop solutions to a wealth of planning, design, and construction-related problems.
We recognize student success through:
- ASLA Certificate of Honor and Merit Awards
- Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholar Program
- LA @ UConn Outstanding Senior Design Award
- Multiple scholarships
- Support of internships and other professional development opportunities
Gallery of Works
Explore clubs and organizations supported by our department on our Student Clubs & Organizations page.