• LARP students research success of tree planting program in Holyoke, MA

    Ben Breger (MLA ‘18) and Sonny Kremer (BSSCD ‘18) spent their summer researching urban trees, but what they remember most is their interactions with people they met and collaborated with along the way.
  • Fall 2017 Zube Lecture Series

  • Design Building featured on the cover of the UMass Magazine

    "Inside the graceful, sustainable, and breathtaking new Design Building." by Laura Marjorie Miller. Photo by John Solem.
  • SAGE travels to Barbados

    Dr. Leo Brewster, left, and Dr. Leonard Nurse, right, demonstrate adaptation strategies employed along Rockley Beach during a workshop funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • City of Salem to Launch New Salem Bike Share

    This new municipal bike share program organized by LARP Alumna Erin Schaeffer MRP 2012 with her colleague Matt Smith.
  • Make-It Springfield community space thriving

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

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 5 Zube Lecture - Edward Marshall VIEW EVENT
  • Oct 9 Columbus Day VIEW EVENT
  • Oct 10 Monday class schedule will be followed VIEW EVENT
  • Oct 16 Last day to Drop with "DR" – Graduate (including CPE) 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

  • Reif Larsen (BSLA ’18) takes classroom knowledge into the field at internship

    This summer, Reif interned with the SE Group, a landscape architecture and planning firm. Over...
  • Assistant Professor Theodore Eisenman published in "Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment"

    His article "Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the 19th...
  • 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...
  • TIME AND TIDE

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

  • Professor Mark Lindhult was quoted in an article about BIM in the Landscape Architecture Magazine.

    The limits of Building Information Modeling (BIM), from the 2016 Feb issue of LAM....
  • 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...