Department of Landscape Architecture2023-03-29T14:40:52+00:00

Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design

FIU LAEUD is the first and only landscape architecture program in the Americas with a focus on tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

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 meaningful, equitable, aesthetic, and sustainable design of the physical environment.

Immerse Yourself


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.


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.


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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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.

Landscape Architecture News

1403, 2023

FIU Associate Professor Jason Chandler Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Highest Membership Honor

March 14th, 2023|

Associate Professor Jason Chandler Elevated to AIA Fellow Jason Chandler, FAIA Jason Chandler, FAIA is an accomplished academic leader, noted educator and award-winning practitioner. He elevates the role of infill building as an important pedagogic tool and as a critical component in the fabric of the city. Members [...]

1003, 2023

FIU Interior Design alumnus Kenzie Leon Perry introduces design to young readers: New illustrated children’s book features FIU designer’s Black and Caribbean background

March 10th, 2023|

A portion of the proceeds from each book sale directly supports IIDA’s Design Your World program, which provides minority students early exposure to commercial interior design and architecture. After graduating with high honors in 2006 FIU Interior Architecture alumnus Kenzie Perry became a professional licensed interior designer—even launching [...]

111, 2022

Landscape Architecture student and alum earn two national selections for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Conference in San Francisco

November 1st, 2022|

Simone Stark, 2023 Masters in Landscape Architecture (MLA) candidate, submitted her presentation titled, “ Silhouscapes – A Digital Visualization of Local Ecologies through the Artform of a Silhouette.” It intends to be used as a digital educational tool that utilizes the visual art of silhouette as a core [...]