• LARP Lecturer Awarded Professional Planner Award

    Lecturer Wayne Feiden, FAICP was awarded the 2022 Professional Planner Award, awarded by the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter
  • MLA Design Studio Work and Research Showcased in UMass-Published Article

    Associate Professor Frank Sleegers and the MLA 2nd Year Graduate Studio envisions more beautiful, healthy, livable neighborhoods and regions through community-engaged research. Read the full article by clicking:
  • UMass BSLA and LandCont. Students Receive Unilock Paving for the Future Scholarships

    BSLA Senior Luviana McLean and Landscape Contracting students Sean Weber and Andrew Wildes received scholarships for Academic Excellence and Community Leadership skills.
  • Make-It Springfield Expands to Bridge Street!

    Springfield-based makerspace co-founded by LARP Extension Assistant Professor Michael DiPasquale has popped up in a new location!
  • LARP Holds Community Events in Saxton's River, VT

    The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts is working with the Village of Saxton's River in the Town of Rockingham, Vermont to reimagine the west end of their Main Street.
  • LARP Faculty Teaches Abroad!

    Associate Professor Frank Sleegers was invited by the Institute of Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Garden Art in Budapest, Hungary for teaching at their Master’s program in a two- week intensive design workshop in Urban Landscapes & Urban Green Systems.
  • BSLA Recent Alumni receives ASLA Honor Award in General Design

    Andrew Carrano BSLA 2022 received an ASLA Student Honor Award in General Design for his Project titled, "Boston Anthro-zoo Park: redefining zoos as biophilic public space". Carrano developed this project as his Senior Capstone during his time in the BSLA program at UMass Amherst.
  • UMass LARP Takes New York!

    On September 17th 2022, the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning hosted their annual New York Landscape Architecture Bus Tour
  • LARP Professor Ethan Carr: A Keynote Speaker at Olmsted: Bicentennial Perspectives Conference

    This year’s Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture, delivered by Ethan Carr, is also the keynote lecture for the conference Olmsted: Bicentennial Perspectives, October 14-15, 2022. On that Friday, the conference will run from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; the Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture will take place from 5:30 – 7:00 PM that evening.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 6 First Day of Classes VIEW EVENT
  • Feb 9 Zube Lecture with Isabelle Anguelovski VIEW EVENT
  • Feb 16 Zube Lecture with Michael Grove, FASLA VIEW EVENT
  • Feb 23 Zube Lecture with Julia Freedgood 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

  • Nationwide survey of urban tree planting initiatives (TPIs) led by Assistant Professor Theodore Eisenman

    New study highlights the rise of TPIs and offers a research agenda....
  • 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...
  • Class Project Builds Bridges between Students and Campus Workers

    Professor Ellen Pader class connects students and service workers in meaningful ways....
  • UMass students stress resilience in combating climate change

  • New Publication by Professors Elisabeth Hamin Infield, Robert Ryan, and PhD Alumnus Yaser Abunnasr

    Planning for Climate Change A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities...