Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design

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About Us

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design is the home to the two undergraduate majors (LA and SED) described above and the Geography Graduate Group. Landscape Architecture courses have been taught at UC Davis since the 1940s whereas the Sustainable Environmental Design major is in its infancy. We pride ourselves on the small, family-like atmosphere of LA+ED. Faculty and undergraduate students work closely in studio settings, group studies, and research. In 2009, we moved to state-of-the-art facilities in Hunt Hall and welcome anyone to stop by, chat, and check out the student work lining the hallways.

Faculty members also teach and advise in many graduate groups across campus. In particular, the Geography graduate program provides a unique opportunity for students to focus on landscape architecture and environmental design topics under the mentorship of a landscape architecture faculty member. The Ph.D. in the Geography is an excellent choice for students with a Masters in Landscape Architecture or other design degree, and that are interested in pursuing an academic career.