• Fall Zube Lecture Line-Up

    Scan the QR code or click here to view the full schedule of Zube Lectures this fall.
  • UMass LARP showcased in BSLA 2023 Design Awards

    Click 'See More' to see the Design Awards our students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the department, have received in this year's BSLA Design Awards
  • Make-It Springfield on the move to a new space in Downtown Springfield.

    After seven years of success, a beautifully renovated building that is five times larger than the original “pop-up”.
  • UMass Groundskeeper Protects Champion Status of Campus Trees

    Head of Grounds Todd Cournoyer speaks in front of the University of Massachusetts Amherst original 78-foot Japanese Elm, one of the trees for which he wants to get national recognition.
  • LARP Associate Professor Receives National Award at CELA Conference 2023!

    UMass LARP Associate Professor Frank Sleegers received the Senior Level Faculty Award for Excellence in Service Learning at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference 2023!
  • UMass LARP Goes to Boston!

    On April 1st, 2023, the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning hosts a Bus Tour in Boston, MA
  • UMass LARP and PVTA Make Strides in Conducting Community-Engaged Research

    In partnership with the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, UMass Amherst faculty and students are conducting community-engaged research to enhance environmental justice via access to transit.
  • LARP Planning Alumni Involved with Active Affordable Housing Plan in Boston

    Masters in Planning alumni Ryan Lundergan ('09) and Meg Reagon ('14) played a key role in the development of the affordable housing plan that was recently announced by Mayor Michelle Wu of Boston. Click [See More] to get the full story on the affordable housing plan.
  • LARP Lecturer Awarded Professional Planner Award

    Lecturer Wayne Feiden, FAICP was awarded the 2022 Professional Planner Award, awarded by the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter
  • UMass BSLA and LandCont. Students Receive Unilock Paving for the Future Scholarships

    BSLA Senior Luviana McLean and Landscape Contracting students Sean Weber and Andrew Wildes received scholarships for Academic Excellence and Community Leadership skills.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 5 Zube Lecture with Simon Bussiere VIEW EVENT
  • Oct 9 Holiday Indigenous Peoples Day VIEW EVENT
  • Oct 10 Monday class schedule will be followed. VIEW EVENT
  • Oct 26 Zube Lecture with Julie Bargmann 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

  • Associate Professor Theodore Eisenman led a webinar on urban tree planting initiatives (TPIs) for over 950 participants

    New study highlights the rise of TPIs and offers a research agenda....
  • John W. Olver Design Building Receives Architecture Institute’s Highest Honor

    The John W. Olver Design Building has been lauded for its innovative wood truss system...
  • Class Project Builds Bridges between Students and Campus Workers

    Professor Ellen Pader class connects students and service workers in meaningful ways....
  • UMass students stress resilience in combating climate change

  • New Publication by Professors Elisabeth Hamin Infield, Robert Ryan, and PhD Alumnus Yaser Abunnasr

    Planning for Climate Change A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities...