• Design Building Opening Party - March 31

    101 Design Building, UMass. Register online by March 28.
  • Zube Lecture Series Spring 2017

    Thursdays, 4 - 5pm, 170 Design Building
  • LARP Team won 2017 Better Philadelphia Challenge Honorable Mention

    Instructor: Frank Sleegers Design Team: Abhinav Bhargava, Chris Counihan, Ambica Chadha, Shuo Li, Yuan-Fen Lo, Diance Tian
  • High Tide was selected among the top ten videos for the Concept edition of CODAvideo

  • Make-It Springfield community space thriving

    LARP student Yanhua Lu shows visitors how to make origami in revitalized formerly vacant downtown space.
  • Geniuses of Place

    Professor Ethan Carr's recent publication in Springer Nature
  • New Cultural Landscapes Online Platform Launched!

    US Cultural Landscapes International Community of Knowledge (US/CLICK)

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 31 Panel Discussion & Presentation VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 31 LARP Design Building Opening Party VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 3 Registration Begins for Fall 2017 VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 6 Zube Lecture - LA Alumni Panel VIEW EVENT

Why LA&RP?

Our combined department (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning) provides professionally accredited degrees (MRP, MLA, BSLA), one of the most innovative sustainability-focused undergraduate degrees in the country (Sustainable Community Development), a skills-based 2-year Associate of Landscape Contracting, and a PhD in Regional Planning. We research, design, teach, and do community outreach to create Sustainable Solutions to Complex Problems.

Spotlight Story

  • LARP student Nick Fournier was recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

    MRP student Nick Fournier was recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as the...
  • Michael DiPasquale's take-over of the parklet installed in Downtown Northampton, MA

    The temporary park, DiPasquale explained, highlights a space that people assume has to be surrendered...

    Assistant Professor Carolina Aragón is featured in the UMass Magazine....
  • A study by Assistant Professor Darrel Ramsey-Musolf in the News

  • LARP's new dual degree program - MRP/MS3

    LARP together with the Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a dual degree program for...
  • Professor Mark Lindhult was quoted in an article about BIM in this month's Landscape Architecture Magazine.

    The limits of Building Information Modeling (BIM), from the Feb issue of LAM....
  • Associate Professor Ellen Pader has been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellow by the Public Engagement Project (PEP)

    Pader’s research focuses on housing discrimination, an important cause of segregation that often goes unreported...
  • Professor Elisabeth Hamin Presenting her research at the ISSR seminar.

    Her research "The Ladder of Adaptation: are communities stepping up?" was presented at the ISSR...
  • Associate Professor Frank Sleegers teaches students at the College Matters For U Program

    Feel Good Friday: LARP Sponsors College Matters For U Program Friday, November 20, 2015 This...
  • The Frank A. Waugh Alumni Board Student Support Fund Receives Major Gift to Create Endowment

    The Frank A. Waugh Alumni Board Support fund was created by a gift from past...