Mission Statement

The Department of Landscape Architecture is dedicated to understanding and designing cultural and natural landscapes. This inquiry focuses on the impact of human activity on the environment and the influence of natural factors on settlements, behavior and well being.

Design, planning and management of the land requires systematic identification, development, synthesis and application of information from many areas. Accordingly, the department takes an interdisciplinary approach to pedagogy, research and practice, and supports this by maintaining a diverse faculty and cooperative working relationships across the university.

This mission is carried out through:

1) A commitment to education and teaching excellence

2) The pursuit and dissemination of knowledge through creative scholarship, research, and design

3) The advancement and application of knowledge and expertise through service