Read Groundwork (PDF), the magazine of the ESF Department of Landscape Architecture. This latest issue features an alumni profile of Robert Page, an update on the Center for Community Design Research, coverage of the "Mission Geneva Green Team," and more.
May 13 - 24,
Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 3
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Gateway Center Event Space C. Event Website
Collegewide Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
August 21 - 22, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Moon Library. Event Website
Since 1911 the Landscape Architecture program at SUNY-ESF has been educating practitioners and teachers, designers and planners, advocates and policy makers who have devoted careers to a viable, sustainable integration of natural and cultural communities.
The Department of Landscape Architecture offers three degree programs designed to educate students to contribute in varied ways to society and the wise use of land and landscape. Each provides a basis for students to establish career directions in the profession of landscape architecture. The bachelor and master of landscape architecture, and master of science degrees are offered. Qualified undergraduate students may apply for the combined B.L.A./M.S. fast-track option.
The SUNY-ESF program is one of the largest in the United States, with 20 full-time and part-time faculty. Faculty interests range from materials and construction to regional planning, from ecological planning to urban design, from theoretical landscapes to historic preservation.
The large and diverse faculty offer not only a wide range of foundation courses necessary for professional preparation, but also four strong areas of study that encourage in-depth exploration in ecological design and planning, community design and planning, and cultural landscape conservation.
SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University reside on the same campus together. Students at SUNY-ESF may take courses from Syracuse University at no additional cost. This allows each institution to contribute to the programs of the other. As a result, students in landscape architecture not only benefit from the broad range of environmental science programs at SUNY-ESF, but also from the architecture, interior design, visual and performing arts, geography, anthropology, art history, foreign languages, and other programs at Syracuse University.
Since 1970 the Landscape Architecture program has required a semester of off campus study for BLA candidates, and graduate students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this program as well. The Department of Landscape Architecture is well traveled and has developed long-term contacts throughout Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and elsewhere. In recent years, graduate students have conducted independent research in Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Mexico, Czechoslovakia, Wales, Northern Ireland, Indonesia, Spain, and Canada.