• 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.
  • Graduate Student Orientation

    Joint New Student Orientation with Architecture and BCT
  • Fall 2017 Zube Lecture Series

  • 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.
  • Urban Greening Mexico City

    SCD students Andrea Murray & Madison Kremer presented at the Mass Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference
  • 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
  • Make-It Springfield community space thriving

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

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 29 Graduate student orientation VIEW EVENT
  • Aug 29 Graduate student orientation (Day 1) VIEW EVENT
  • Aug 30 Graduate Student Orientation (Day 2 - Bus Tour) VIEW EVENT
  • Aug 31 Graduate Student Orientation (Day 3) 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...

    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...