• Zube Lecture Series Spring 2024 Calendar is Live!

    See the full schedule of upcoming talks by renown academics and leading professionals in landscape architecture and regional planning.
  • UMass Alumni Win International Landscape Prize

    The Tangshan Quarry Park in China, by LARP alumni Dong Zhang and Ziying Tang with Z+T Studio, wins the Rosa Barba Casanovas International Landscape Prize 2023 — International Federation of Landscape Architects.
  • High Tide Now Featured in the National Climate Assessment's First-Ever Art x Climate Gallery

    Professor Carolina Aragón is one the 92 artists selected nationwide for this government report. Their art demonstrates how, together, science and art can amplify our collective climate awareness and action.
  • LARP Master of Regional Planning Students Draft Climate Action Plan

    Ten graduates in Camille Barcher's "Impact 2045: a Priority Climate Action Plan for New Haven, CT" studio draft the plan that will guide 27 cities and towns in New Haven County toward reducing greenhouse gases and air pollutants while promoting environmental justice.
  • Make-It Springfield Celebrates Six Years of Success

    In UMass Magazine, Associate Professor Michael DiPasquale tells the success story of "Make-It-Springfield," a community art and maker space founded by LARP faculty, students, and community members in Springfield, MA's downtown cultural district.
  • 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!

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 7 Zube Lecture: "Women in Planning," Panel Discussion VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 12 UMass Sustainability Career Fair, Old Chapel VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 18 Spring Break VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 28 Zube Lecture: "A Nation of Walls," presented by Chat Travieso 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

  • Three UMass MLA students were selected for the Connecticut ASLA Student Merit Award

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  • LARP Alum and Vermont ASLA President Tom Hand Talks about Climate Action in Landscape Architecture Magazine

    Tom and three other landscape architects based in Vermont were interviewed about last summer’s catastrophic...
  • LARP Chair Robert Ryan published in Landscape Journal

    Professor Ryan explores the breadth of project-based applied research within landscape architecture firms....
  • UMass Researchers receive NSF grant to study the impacts of automated trucking on the workforce

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an interdisciplinary team of UMass Amherst researchers a...
  • 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...