• Save the dates: March 28-30, 2019

    UMass Amherst Campus Center
  • Our BSLA graduating senior Karina Ramos has been selected as LAF's 2018 National Olmsted Scholar!

    This is the highest honor in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier national award program for landscape architecture students.
  • Our Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Program is ranked number 2 in the country!

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

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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

  • Michelle Chung, our recent Sustainable Community Development graduate, will be working in Brazil as a Fulbright Fellow.

  • 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

  • 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...