A site design exercise; students around a tree
A site design exercise—Revealing a Landscape.

UH launches master of landscape architecture program

The School of Architecture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will offer a new professional graduate degree, the master of landscape architecture (MLA), beginning in fall 2018. Graduates will obtain a thorough knowledge of the core skills and applications of contemporary landscape architecture with a focus on sustainable design in tropical and subtropical, Hawaiian and Asia/Pacific environments.

The MLA, the first landscape architecture degree offered in the state, is recognized by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.

The program is open to qualified applicants with bachelor’s degrees in any field of study.

Hawaiʻi, with its rich natural and cultural history and manifold environmental and social challenges, provides a unique place of learning and opportunity for cutting-edge landscape architectural research, teaching and practice,” said Judith StilgenbauerMLA program director and associate professor.

Informational session

The public is invited to an informational session on Monday, December 11, 2 p.m. in Architecture Building room 215. This talk story is open to those interested in landscape architecture as a potential career option. Informational materials, visuals of award-winning landscape architecture projects and refreshments will be available.

Attendees may chat with representatives of the local landscape architecture community and professional organizations, such as the American Society of Landscape Architects, architecture students, and members of the School of Architecture faculty and student services team.

For more information, email Stilgenbauer at jstilg@hawaii.edu.

Source: A UH News story