Department of Landscape Architecture
For the design leaders of tomorrow
Penn State Landscape Architecture is recognized for student-centric educational excellence and innovative research. Faculty represent a full range of interests from scientific to artistic and humanistic views of the world.
Design starts from day one, and in all programs – both undergraduate and graduate – students gain the skills and know-how to tackle design problems in our increasingly complex world. It’s a collaborative and supportive environment where new ideas and innovative approaches are encouraged – a place where the design leaders of tomorrow can thrive.
Demetrios StaurinosB.L.A. in Landscape Architecture 2002
Demetrios Staurinos, RLA, ASLA, is an associate at OLIN, a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm with studios in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Demetrios has received awards from, among others, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects and American Public Works Association. He is driven to improve the built environment by embellishing the “happy accidents” that occur when a thoughtful design meets the playful interactions of daily life.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
Computational Textiles Lab
Remote Collaboration Lab
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Stephen Mainzer’s research focuses on how human and natural systems intersect to inform how we govern, plan, and access natural resources, particualrly energy resources. As a key collaborator to the E+D (Ecology + Design) research initiative, he is leading the DDREAM (Deep Decarbonization and Renewable Energy in the Appalachian Mountains) project, which attempts to explore how the socio-ecological structure of Pennsylvania might inform a transition from fossil fuels to renewable solar energy, especially in post-coal Appalachian areas.
News from A&A
New podcast engages research to improve the world’s ecological health
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Andy Cole, an ecologist in the Penn State Stuckeman School’s Department of Landscape Architecture and the director of the Ecology plus Design (E+D) research initiative, was