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Department of Landscape Architecture2021-03-24T15:39:46+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 meaningful, equitable, aesthetic, and sustainable design of the physical environment.

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DEGREES

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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FACILITIES

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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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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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

1904, 2021

Congratulations Spring 2021 graduates! – CARTA News

April 19th, 2021|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – graduation season! As dozens of CARTA Panthers prepare to turn the tassel, the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts is here to help you on your new journey. Join FIU’s Panther Pack, a pack of more than 15,000 [...]

1103, 2021

CARTA programs ranked among world’s best by QS World University Rankings

March 11th, 2021|

CARTA’s architecture, design, visual and performing arts programs were ranked among the world’s best according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.  Architecture ranked in the top 50 (#17-25) for their category among public U.S. universities. It is one of two schools in Florida to be ranked. CARTA’s design, visual and performing arts [...]

1612, 2020

CARTA 2020 year-in-review – CARTA News

December 16th, 2020|

Amidst a year filled with uncertainty, and one many could not have predicted, one thing remained consistent – the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts’ (CARTA) ability to create, design, collaborate and inspire. Here is a look at some of CARTA’s top moments in 2020: 1. Communication [...]

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