What is regenerative design? It’s the key to today’s landscape architecture, the kind that goes beyond mere beauty to enhance our quality of life over time. As you shift from the study of existing works to grappling with real sites and real stakeholders, you’ll discover the passion that drives this inspiring and challenging field.
Regeneration of our natural and human systems is a process by which these systems grow and evolve on their own in a healthy way. As landscape architects, we cannot design regeneration, but we can design the stage to give regenerative processes the best chance for success. As a student in the landscape architecture program, you will develop your capabilities through our unique Regenerative Design Process.
You will explore problem-solving strategies in both theory and practice as we balance the study of existing works with real site, real stakeholder projects. Our design studios combine hand drawings with computer graphics to uncover the story of place and to communicate a vision for its future. You will learn practical, hands-on building practices to accompany your designs, ensuring a well-rounded set of skills and knowledge to prepare you for the industry or graduate school.
In our hands-on program you will experience the passion of creating meaningful places such as:
- Gardens, parks and plazas
- School and healthcare campuses
- Waterfronts and storefronts
- Urban agriculture and real estate development
- Rooftop gardens and water management systems
- Land assessments and feasibility studies