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.

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


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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.


2709, 2019

Charlotte Raynaud, Senior Special Events Manager, School of Architecture – CARTA News

September 27th, 2019|

Born in Panama of Bolivian and French decent raised in Miami, Charlotte is the Senior Special Events Manager at the School of Architecture at FIU. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management and has been in the events industry managing high-end catering events for 10 [...]

1809, 2019

Alumna Leads First Annual FIU x UF Design Student Charette – CARTA News

September 18th, 2019|

Tricia Keffer, FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design alumna recently led a first annual design charette between students from Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Florida (UF). A charette is defined as the intense final effort made by architectural students to complete their solutions to [...]

808, 2019

My Internship at RDM Landscape Services – CARTA News

August 8th, 2019|

Name: Graciela Martin Hometown:  Broward County, FL Degree/Major: Landscape Architecture Where did you intern? What did you do there? I am currently interning at RDM Landscape Services, a landscape design and landscape contracting firm based in Miami-Dade County. How did you get your internship? I was recommended by [...]

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