• LARP is holding a Celebration of Life Event for Emeritus Professor Julius Gy. Fabos!

    You are invited to a celebration of the life and legacy of Professor Emeritus Julius Gyula Fábos on Oct. 22, 2022 at noon in the John Olver Design Building at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. A light lunch will be served followed by a time to share your memories of Julius. Please RSVP by contacting the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at info@larp.umass.edu or by calling 413-545-6633.
  • LARP is holding a Homecoming Open House Event!

    Hey Alumni! Join us for an open house to reconnect with other alumni, meet our students, and talk with faculty to learn more about the exciting new initiatives and project here in LARP. The event will be at The Olver Design Building, 551 N. Pleasant St. Amherst MA 01003 on October 29th from 11AM to 1PM. We hope to see you there! For more information: Contact The Office of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning by calling (413) 545-2255 or email us at info@larp.umass.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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 will be 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.
  • LARP Students and Emeritus Faculty Receive BSLA Design Awards

    The Boston Society of Landscape Architects has recently announced their 2022 Design Award recipients! Click "Read More" to view our winners!
  • LARP Faculty Participates in Girls Inc. Eureka! Summer Program

    Assistant Professor Samantha Solano and Assistant Department Chair/Associate Professor Patricia McGirr provided a hands-on workshop for the students of the Girls Inc. Eureka! summer program.
  • UMass BSLA and Stockbridge Students Attend and Compete at NCLC

    Over Spring Break 11 students traveled to North Carolina State to compete in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual three-day event which brings together the top landscape and horticulture students, top industry companies and dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers.

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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

  • 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...