• LARP is deeply saddened by the terrible violence that recently took place in Orlando.

  • UMass Design Center Pops Up in Springfield

    Yanhua Lu (MLA) shows Springfield middle school students how to make origami in revitalized formerly vacant downtown space.
  • Carolina Aragón's art installation "High Tide" in Boston

    It is located at the intersection of Cross St. & North St. in front of the former tunnel administration building.
  • 5th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

    30 June - 3 July, 2016, Budapest, Hungary
  • Welcome new students!!!

    Orientation & To Do List
  • Congratulations Graduates!

    Good luck and best wishes in your future adventures!!!
  • LARP Summer Online Classes

  • Senior studio project received the BSLA Merit Award

    Professor Frank Sleegers, Student - Mike Abate, Alex Hentnik, Cameron Roach, Chris Rucinski, Taylor shulda, Nick McMenamin, Andrew Woodward.
  • Design Building Blog

    Follow the design building construction site progress.

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 30 5th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning VIEW EVENT
  • Jul 4 Holiday – Independence Day VIEW EVENT
  • Jul 6 Final Grades Due - Session One VIEW EVENT
  • Jul 11 First day of classes - Session Two 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

  • A study by Assistant Professor Darrel Ramsey-Musolf in the News

  • LARP's new dual degree program - MRP/MS

    LARP together with the Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a dual degree program for...
  • Read Assistant Professor Carolina Aragón's story on the The UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment website

    Carolina Aragón’s exuberance for her work is palpable in the first minute of a conversation....
  • Professor Henry Renski published a working paper using social media to measure public sentiment and well-being.

    In a new Lincoln Institute working paper, authors Justin Hollander of Tufts University and Henry...
  • Professor Mark Lindhult was quoted in an article about BIM in this month's Landscape Architecture Magazine.

    The limits of Building Information Modeling (BIM), from the Feb issue of LAM....
  • Associate Professor Ellen Pader has been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellow by the Public Engagement Project (PEP)

    Pader’s research focuses on housing discrimination, an important cause of segregation that often goes unreported...
  • "The Regional Conservation Partnership Handbook" by Bill Labich, MRP alum

    As a Senior Conservationist at Highstead, Bill Labich facilitates the development and activity of state-wide...
  • Professor Elisabeth Hamin Presenting her research at the ISSR seminar.

    Her research "The Ladder of Adaptation: are communities stepping up?" was presented at the ISSR...
  • Associate Professor Frank Sleegers teaches students at the College Matters For U Program

    Feel Good Friday: LARP Sponsors College Matters For U Program Friday, November 20, 2015 This...
  • LARP new home (Design Building) 'designed by designers for designers to teach design'

    For years, Michael Davidsohn has been teaching landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts in...
  • The Frank A. Waugh Alumni Board Student Support Fund Receives Major Gift to Create Endowment

    The Frank A. Waugh Alumni Board Support fund was created by a gift from past...