Department of Landscape Architecture2018-12-28T20:37:04+00:00

Department of Landscape Architecture +
Environmental and Urban Design

Landscape Architecture prepares students for research and practice while focusing on the analysis, planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment of tropical and subtropical landscapes. Our goal is to educate individuals who can serve and lead the community in the enhancement of the quality of life through the aesthetic, meaningful, and sustainable design of the physical environment.

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The Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design offers two degrees: a professionally-accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and a post-professional Master of Arts in Urban Design (MAUD). The MLA admits students as Freshmen, transfers (with an Associates degree), and graduate students.

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The Master of Landscape Architecture design curriculum includes a number of study abroad options. Students may spend a semester at our campus in Genoa, Italy, and may attend our two-week study travel program at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany. Our design studios frequently include a travel component, and in recent years students have traveled to Panama, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and New Mexico.

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The Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building is a state-of-the-art facility designed by renowned architect Bernard Tschumi specifically to meet the needs of the School of Architecture. Students work at dedicated desks in the spacious design studios, conduct design reviews in the critique rooms, build models and prototypes in the digital fabrication labs (which include state-of-the-art robotic arms and 3D printers), and exhibit their work in the gallery.

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Click below to view latest news and events for the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design.

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FIU Career & Talent Development has partnered with Handshake – a modern career development platform that uses cutting-edge technology to help students and alumni connect with employers and source jobs and internships, event information, and on-campus recruiting opportunities.

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Graduates from FIU’s Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design shape the world through design and advocacy. Click on the link below to view alumni success stories and find out more on our alumni family.

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1502, 2019

FIU LAEUD Graduate Design Studio visits Toledo, Ohio – CARTA News

February 15th, 2019|

Students from Professor TJ Marston’s Spring Landscape Architecture Graduate Design 4 Studio visited their site in Toledo, Ohio this past weekend. Local members of the design community from the Toledo Design Center, Toledo Warehouse District Association, The Collaborative Inc., ConnectToledo and Midstory took time out of their weekend to speak with the students, tour through [...]

2801, 2019

FIU Landscape Students Design the Commodore Trail – CARTA News

January 28th, 2019|

This spring semester the students in Prof. Ebru Özer’s Landscape Architecture Graduate Design 2 Studio have been studying the Commodore Trail, one of the earliest “designated” trails in the Miami-Dade County, but, perhaps, the least recognized and cared one. This highly utilized 5-mile-long multi-use pathway connects the Vizcaya, [...]

301, 2019

Séfora Chavarria, Landscape Architecture ‘11 – CARTA News

January 3rd, 2019|

Born in Nicaragua and raised in Miami, FL, Séfora Chavarria’s natural surroundings throughout her life consisted of tropical jungles and lush landscapes. She knew a career in landscape architecture would allow her to work with nature and create places where people can connect with the land through design. [...]

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Department of Landscape Architecture
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th Street - PCA 277B Miami, Florida 33199
Zinaida Hirlemann
PH: 305-348-6914 | Fx: 305-348-2650