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Fall 2020 semester: What you need to know Learn More Welcome to the Department of Landscape Architecture Learn More FIU's Roberto Rovira and LAEUD Alumni spearhead landscape residential oasis project Learn More Three CARTA faculty members honored as 2019-2020 top scholars Learn More Student team wins first place in national Campus RainWorks Challenge Learn More FIU team recognized for making ecosystems easier to understand using good design Learn More NEW DEGREE!
Master of Arts in Urban Design
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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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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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Landscape Architecture News

1310, 2020

School of Architecture reinvents curriculum amidst COVID-19

October 13th, 2020|

The past year has brought about immense change to the curriculum at FIU’s School of Architecture (SOA). A discipline often rooted in collaboration and connectivity has had to find new ways to provide this same structure remotely. But the process for both the students and professors – while [...]

2708, 2020

In memory of William G. McMinn, founding dean of the School of Architecture – CARTA News

August 27th, 2020|

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of William G. McMinn, founding dean of the FIU School of Architecture, now part of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. McMinn passed away on Friday, August 21 in Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 88.   William [...]

2708, 2020

FIU’s Roberto Rovira and LAEUD alumni spearhead landscape residential oasis project – CARTA News

August 27th, 2020|

Set in the heart of the Redlands, FL is a five-acre site that’s being transformed into a private residence and spiritual oasis known as the Hummingbird House.    The Hummingbird House is one of a long list of projects FIU’s chair for the Department of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LAEUD), Roberto Rovira, has undertaken along [...]

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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
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