SHAPING OUR WORLD FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
Green, Sustainable and Innovative Strategies for Outdoor Spaces
Are you passionate about the outdoors? Do you love to craft things with your hands? Does creativity excite you? If yes, then our major in landscape design/build is for you!
Our landscape design/build curriculum integrates art, science and hands-on practice. Learn the craft of designing, building and managing meaningful spaces such as private gardens, public parks and plazas, urban streets and courtyards, commercial landscapes and native ecosystems. One day you may be at a design studio desk innovating a new retaining wall system and the next day you are outdoors building it. You might find yourself six feet down in a pit studying soils or sixty feet up studying the physiology of an oak tree canopy. You will become intimately prepared for an exciting and challenging career in the landscape construction industry.
In partnering with our dedicated faculty, you will not only learn the skills, knowledge and craft necessary to succeed in your career, but you will also build lifetime friendships and memories. You will learn core principles and innovative techniques for restoring native ecosystems such as meadows, wetlands and forest, horticultural planting and care, working with stone and other masonry materials, storm water management systems, lighting, irrigation and more.
You will build green, sustainable, innovative and meaningful outdoor spaces.
You will be prepared for the following career opportunities:
- Entrepreneur owning and operating your own landscape business
- Manager with landscape design, build and management firms
- Landscape and ecological restoration and management
- Wetlands mitigation
- Management of urban forests and parks
- Sales representative with landscape materials companies