Department of Landscape Architecture2020-01-14T20:44:43+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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1701, 2020

Appointment of Professor Rovira | Department Chair of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design – CARTA News

January 17th, 2020|

Dear CARTA Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Roberto Rovira as Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design effective January 6, 2020. Roberto brings to the table a wealth of experience as a seasoned professional and educator. Since his joining FIU in 2005, he has [...]

1601, 2020


January 16th, 2020|

FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental Urban Design student, Selene Basile (MLA ’20), was announced as a winner of the Future Landscape Architects of America 2019 Curriculum Challenge Award of Excellence for her lesson plan, Intro to unsuccessful Landscape Design. What is the Future Landscape Architects of America Curriculum Challenge?The FLAA [...]

1301, 2020

FIU+Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Study Abroad Workshop – CARTA News

January 13th, 2020|

Name(s): Eric Peterson and Darci Pappano Major: Senior Instructor Architecture Department (Peterson) & Instructor Interior Architecture Department (Pappano) Program Name: FIU + Bauhaus Workshop What pushed you to create the study abroad program? In 2015, FIU CARTA signed an agreement with Bauhaus Stiftung Dessau (The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation) endorsing the exchange of students and scholars [...]

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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