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Landscape Architecture

Welcome to LANDscape  ARCHitecture!

Our purpose:  

To create, enhance, and sustain the built, natural and social environments

Landscape Architecture is a licensed professional discipline concerned with landscape design, environmental design and environmental planning.


Landscape Architecture practitioners work at all scales-from that of the home landscape to commercial and corporate sites, parks, greenways, communities, national parks and forests- to plan, design, specify and build landscapes.

Changes may include: 

  • ecological restoration of disturbed landscapes
  • human development and settlement of land
  • further improvements and beautification of occupied land

The work of landscape architects is to organize and give character to the future managed or constructed landscape, bringing the same skills to the shaping and construction of landforms, plants, structures, and materials, and service to the client, as an architect brings to a building.


Colorado State University offers one dynamic programs in Landscape Architecture; the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture program (BSLA).


Taking part in this challenging course of study, you will prepare yourself for a career in a widely-respected profession that is licensed by all 50 states.


You have the opportunity to study design as accomplished landscape architects see it: designing spaces as well as planning and preserving them. Nature, culture, form, and space: these are the classic elements of landscape architecture with which you work in a series of design studios and related courses. Here, you focus on a variety of environmental design and planning projects that grow more complex as the curriculum proceeds.


Throughout the program, emphasis is on the relationship between design, nature, and society: the impact of environments on the individual as well as the impact of humans┬áon the environment. It is important to note that registration laws for landscape architects in all 50┬ástates specify┬ágraduation from schools, such as Colorado State University, that are accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board of the ASLA. Please click here for ASLA’s information about becoming a landscape architect.


Studying Landscape Architecture at Colorado State is an adventure. It’s more than just experiencing Colorado’s landscape, with its spectacular mountains, hiking, snowboarding and skiing.


…if you enjoy drawing or digital media and are interested in the environment and travel, consider studying landscape architecture!

This spring, the Colorado State University Landscape Architecture Program would like to invite you to join us in welcoming five renowned professionals for the 29th annual LA DAYS spring lecture series. The CSU Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presents a spring lecture series every year. In 2022, we will be hosting virtual and partial in-person lectures and we hope you will join us.

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