• Studio Final Presentations Dec 6, 8, 11 and 12

  • 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

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

  • 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...