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Landscape Architecture


The Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech is committed to discovering, developing, and disseminating knowledge related to the discipline and profession of landscape architecture. Our educational approach stresses the importance of mutual responsibility within the learning community and favors students who are devoted to actively pursuing their education. Students and faculty work together to achieve the highest standards of disciplinary and professional preparedness and to develop the capacity for lifelong learning and professional leadership.
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Landscape Architecture Program Website

Visit the Landscape Architecture Program website for the latest news, information, and student work.

National Rankings

The high level of preparedness achieved by our graduates has been recognized in the DesignIntelligence national rankings of accredited landscape architecture programs. For 2010, Virginia Tech's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program was ranked #1 in the nation, and the Master of Landscape Architecture Program was ranked #2. In 2013, the BLA program was ranked #2 in the nation, and the MLA program was also ranked #2.

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

The first professional BLA degree program is comprised of 157 credit hours in four major study areas: Virginia Tech Core Curriculum (36 credits), Landscape Architecture Core Curriculum (97 credits), Supporting Professional Courses (9 credits), and General Electives (15 credits minimum).

Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Checksheet

Graduation checksheet for BLA students

Minor in Landscape Architecture Checksheet

Requirements for a minor in Landscape Architecture

Master of Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Program offers professional and post-professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree options at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and in the National Capital Region (NCR) through Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Dual Degrees

Simultaneous degree programs for MLA students

Ph.D. in Architecture and Design Research

Doctoral studies in architecture and design are for those students who desire to pursue careers in the research fields of advanced professional and academic practice and teaching. The program draws from the School faculty's diverse experiences and backgrounds to establish a climate in which scholarship and creativity can flourish.

Post Graduate Studies

Information on visiting faculty and research associate positions

Special Programs

Study, research, and travel opportunities for Landscape Architecture students

LAAB Public Information

Public information regarding program accreditation by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)

Computer Requirements

Information on computer requirements for entering Landscape Architecture students

Contact Us

Contacting the Landscape Architecture Program


Landscape Architecture Program facilities

program faculty + staff

List of Program Faculty and Staff

Landscape Architecture courses

Courses in the Landscape Architecture program

inside architecture + design

Summer workshop for high school students