Director: Holly Grace Nelson (Holly.Nelson@rutgers.edu)
Managing Department Webpage: http://landarch.rutgers.edu/index.html
The landscape architecture program offers a
four-year undergraduate professional design curriculum, nationally accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Encompassing the
breadth of the discipline, it creates a strong foundation for professional practice--creative design solutions that integrate social and environmental
information. Issues addressed by landscape architects range from the design of
parks, urban spaces, housing sites, and gardens to the planning, design, and
management of entire regions.
Diverse course offerings include site-scale design, planting design,
urban design, landscape history, site and environmental inventory and analysis,
grading, drainage and storm water management, pedestrian and vehicular
circulation, landscape construction, visual communication and graphic
representation, aesthetics, and creative processes. Evolving theories, practices, and technologies are integrated into the curriculum, including
information technologies and concepts of sustainability. The study of landscape architecture
incorporates perspectives drawn from the physical and
biological sciences, social sciences, and art.