Open House: Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Graduate Programs
October 16—October 17, 2017 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
The department of landscape architecture and regional planning (LARP) is holding an open house for prospective graduate students. Current LARP students will be presenting final designs from their studio courses, and students are invited to attend the presentations and learn more about the programs offered.
Program Director Meet and Greet: Oct. 16-17, 11 a.m. (both days), Design Building, Room 105.
Presentations: Oct. 16, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Design Building, Room 170.
Landscape architects today design parks, communities, commercial developments, private residences, and institutional grounds. The profession has a special commitment to the stewardship of landscapes and their natural and cultural resources and seeks to create sustainable patterns of development that mitigate environmental impacts and maximize benefits to individuals and society.
Regional planners have been involved on the frontiers of social change such as urban revitalization, environmental protection, advocacy planning, historic preservation, growth management, economic development and geographic information systems (GIS). Planners can be found in all levels of government as well as in consulting practice, real estate development, private industry, and in academic and research activities.
LARP offers a master's in landscape architecture (MLA), master's in regional planning (MRP), and doctoral degree in planning (PhD). The department also offers joint MLA/MRP and MRP/Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) programs.