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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.

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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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Study Abroad

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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Studios, Labs + Hubs

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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Alumni Spotlights

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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Landscape Architecture News

2610, 2023

FIU Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Receives “Who is Who in Sustainability” Award and Gives Keynote Presentation at the Smart City Expo Miami 2023

October 26th, 2023|

Ebru Ozer, Associate Professor in CARTA’s Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design and expert in sustainability, was awarded the “Who is Who in Sustainability” Award at the 2023 Smart City Expo Miami: Building Sustainable Communities. The conference took place at the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus [...]

707, 2023

FIU Associate Professor Ebru Ozer Elevated to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows

July 7th, 2023|

Ebru Özer, ASLA, Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design and Director of Strategic Planning and Initiatives in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts has been elevated to the Council of Fellows in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) [...]

304, 2023

Knight Foundation Awards Dr. Madeline Gannon’s “Open-Source Toolkit for Creative Robotics” Project

April 3rd, 2023|

The FIU School of Architecture is proud to announce that Dr. Madeline Gannon, Researcher and Artist in Residence at the Robotics and Digital Fabrication Lab (RDF), has been awarded $92,000 by the Knight Foundation for her project “Open-Source Toolkit for Creative Robotics.” Dr. Gannon’s project is designed to [...]