Landscape Design and Contracting Concentration
Do You Want to Learn How to Design and Build Beautiful Landscapes for our Environment?
Our program is a concentration within the Environmental Horticulture major and is one of only seven fully accredited 4-year programs in the nation through the National Association of Landscape Professionals. This concentration offers a learning track that prepares professionals in landscape project delivery. Students learn how to solve complex design and construction challenges and design resilient, sustainable management solutions.
Students can expect coursework to focus on applied horticulture and construction courses with access to a fully equipped design studio where you will learn Design/Build/Manage practices. Our faculty and staff have crafted an educational experience where emerging professionals will engage with industry leaders and use their mentorship to elevate student’s designs, essential skills, and professionalism. We help form strong professional networks to support students as they transition into their own career.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Skills to graphically communicate landscape plans and construction documents.
- Using both technology and hand graphics
- AutoCAD, Lumion, Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop, Land F/X
- Business development and management, learn to properly estimate and implement projects using software such as: Aspire, On Screen Take Off
- Learn water management, conservation and irrigation principles through hands-on experiences and classes
- Skills to assess site issues, provide sustainable solutions and manage designed and built landscapes through six design studios.
- Assess construction challenges and learn how to solve them through Landscape Structures Studio
- Skills to manage landscapes through plant identification and health care along with turf management practices
Where You’ll Find Us
CSU Horticulture Center
A center for teaching, research and extension for horticulture and landscape programs.
- Business Management
- Botanic Gardens Personnel
- Golf Course Superintendence
- Green Industry Account Management
- Irrigation Design and Water Resource Management
- Landscape Business Management and Entrepreneurship
- Landscape Design and Construction
- Plant Propagation
- Retail and Wholesale Nursery and Garden Center Management
- Sports Turf Management
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