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 S/L/A/M, BL Companies, FHI Studio, Freeman Companies, Kent+Frost, Langan, and Towers|Gould. For current opportunities, visit our career opportunities page or the CTASLA job board.
The Landscape Architecture Program is dedicated to research, especially related to climate adaptation, mitigation, and justice, urban biodiversity, forest management and governance, property reform, and urban abandonment. The work addresses 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 take independent research and independent study courses, and to support the program as a technical assistant.
Students develop substantial knowledge and skills related to landscape architecture across contexts, scales, and materials.
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