• UMass NCLC 2018 brought back some amazing scores!

    710 students from 62 Colleges and Universities attended. As a school UMass placed #15 out of 62. 4 of our students placed in the top 100.
  • Carolina Aragon was invited to submit a proposal for "Now Docking"

    Her proposal, AquaDock, imagines the Dry Dock No. 4 as a park inspired by the permeable, productive, and rich marshland of the original Boston shore.
  • Professor Mark Lindhult Retirement Party

    Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Design Building Atrium
  • Zube Lecture Series Spring 2018

  • Michael DiPasquale Receives $50,000 in Funding to Support “Make-It Springfield”.

  • Design Building Named for Former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 25 Sketch Club field study VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 27 Design Building LGBTQ Brunch Club VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 29 Zube Lecture - Jenny Tang VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 31 Boston Bus Trip Guided by Professor Jack Ahern & Ethan Carr 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

  • Alumna Alina Gross' recent publication "Housing in America: An Introduction"

    With an exploration of theoretical frameworks, short case studies, reflective exercises, and strong visuals, this...
  • Ken Kirkland (MRP '17) starts as town planner in Norwell, MA

  • New Course Spring 2018 - SustComm 333 Introduction to Community Economic Development

    Sustainability is a harmonic balance of the Economy-Environment-Equity trilogy. This class explores the economy element...
  • New Course Spring 2018 - SustComm 297 Climate Change and Resilient Cities

    In this course students will explore the challenges of a changing climate and investigate frameworks...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...