Landscape Architecture

Virginia Tech

Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Disciplines: Architecture, Design
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Landscape Architecture, a dynamic and complex field, is one of the most consequential design arts today. Landscape architecture has become one of today’s premier occupations, ranking among the best professions to enter. Working collaboratively with ecologists, scientists, architects, engineers, and planners, Landscape Architects are leading the work to meet the most important challenges of our time: climate change; healthy living and empathetic design; urbanization and shrinking cities; imaginative new development strategies; re-imagining water, food, energy, transportation, and green infrastructures; remediating spoiled lands and disturbed sites; and preserving critical natural resources. Landscape architects are doing this right now. Providing the opportunity to contribute to the protection of the environment and natural resources while performing an essential service, the field is both challenging and fulfilling. The profession requires individuals with skills in creativity, science, problem solving, collaboration and an aptitude for technology. The Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech guides students as they develop these skills and take their place as designers and planners of the built environment.

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