Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architecture
How to Apply

The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin engages ecological, social, and sensory dimensions of the built environment to create resilient, equitable, and vibrant places in our rapidly changing world. Our professional and post-professional curricula bring together theories to comprehend landscapes in their specific contexts, methods to understand the effects of possible change, and practices to enable design-based action.

OUR OBJECT IS LANDSCAPE

When we think about landscape, we think about interrelationships.

  • Landscape is perceived through interrelationships between self and site.
  • Landscape is understood through interrelationships between performance and appearance.
  • Landscape is evolved though interrelationships between biophysical processes and social practices.

OUR INVOLVEMENT IS DESIGN

When we think about design, we think about positive, informed, and inclusive change.

  • Design motives stem from ambitions to improve current conditions.
  • Design thinking combines analysis and composition to comprehend, critique, and respond to complex conditions.
  • Design agency is advanced by diverse community engagement, reflective practices, and rigorous research.

OUR CONTRIBUTION IS IMPROVING THE PUBLIC REALM

When we think about how we contribute as professionals and as members of our communities, we think about the public realm.

  • The designed public landscape provides ecosystem services and civic infrastructure.
  • The designed public landscape promotes personal well-being and social benefit.
  • The designed public landscape becomes meaningful by being purposeful, responsible, and lasting.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IS A STEM DISCIPLINE

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s designation of landscape architecture as a STEM discipline recognizes the high degree of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics inherent in the education and practice of landscape architecture.

Landscape Architecture

DEGREES + PROGRAMS

The Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Texas as Austin offers two graduate-level degree programs and a minor in landscape studies at the undergraduate level. 

GRADUATEUNDERGRADUATE

Master of Landscape Architecture, First Professional

Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Studies Minor

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE NEWS

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT WORK

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    Welcome to all the new LA firms that joined us this year!  Thank you to the @ctxasla firms, UT Alums and current students that made the 2024 @utsoa Career Fair a success! Special thanks to Julie Latcham and her staff!
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    Welcome to all the new LA firms that joined us this year! Thank you to the @ctxasla firms, UT Alums and current students that made the 2024 @utsoa Career Fair a success! Special thanks to Julie Latcham and her staff!

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    Ian Sherling of @SasakiDesign gave a talk, “Tactile Narratives: Whose Story?” regarding equity, access, and the firm's project @bayloruniversity for the Memorial to the Enslaved.
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    Ian Sherling of @SasakiDesign gave a talk, “Tactile Narratives: Whose Story?” regarding equity, access, and the firm's project @bayloruniversity for the Memorial to the Enslaved.

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    Posted @withregram • @lafoundation We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 2024 LAF Medal and LAF Founders’ Award are renowned ecologist Frederick “Fritz” Steiner and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), respectively. @living_future @fredericksteiner<br />
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    Posted @withregram • @lafoundation We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 2024 LAF Medal and LAF Founders’ Award are renowned ecologist Frederick “Fritz” Steiner and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), respectively. @living_future @fredericksteiner

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    Today is the Advanced Lottery @utsoa MLA-1 #landscape Architecture roster for Spring 2024 joining us are @localofficelandscape, @dja3_atx, & Juana Salcedo Ortiz
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    Today is the Advanced Lottery @utsoa MLA-1 #landscape Architecture roster for Spring 2024 joining us are @localofficelandscape, @dja3_atx, & Juana Salcedo Ortiz

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    Welcome Back! Highlighting the MSLA Advanced Studio Options roster for Spring 2024 @utsoa.
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    Welcome Back! Highlighting the MSLA Advanced Studio Options roster for Spring 2024 @utsoa.

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    Posted @withregram • @stimsonlandscapearchitects Do you even know what you want to be when you grow up? Hey, sometimes we don’t either and that’s ok! Practicing landscape architecture in the meantime is pretty great. <br />.
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    Posted @withregram • @stimsonlandscapearchitects Do you even know what you want to be when you grow up? Hey, sometimes we don’t either and that’s ok! Practicing landscape architecture in the meantime is pretty great.
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    Posted @withregram • @rafaelaraujo2222 GEOMETRY <br />source unknown <br />#geometry #stairs
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    Posted @withregram • @rafaelaraujo2222 GEOMETRY
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    #geometry #stairs

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    Posted @withregram • @teneyckla Join The Cultural Landscape Foundation and Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects Inc., to witness how a close collaboration between clients, architects, landscape architect, and contractor transformed a tired residential property with a forlorn pond
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    Posted @withregram • @teneyckla Join The Cultural Landscape Foundation and Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects Inc., to witness how a close collaboration between clients, architects, landscape architect, and contractor transformed a tired residential property with a forlorn pond

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    Alum spotlight! #Hookem @halesmcgoo thank you to @siglogroup
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    Alum spotlight! #Hookem @halesmcgoo thank you to @siglogroup