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Landscape Architecture Minor

Learn about the profession that builds spaces, places, and experiences. Landscape architecture leads the design of our sustainable future.

The Landscape Architecture minor is designed to provide students with a robust background in creativity, technical skills, and ethical considerations leading to careers or graduate study in a diverse array of focus areas, including sustainability, urban planning, research, social or environmental justice, design, ecology, social health and well-being, technology, construction, or community outreach.

Expand your major with an Landscape Architecture minor!

Landscape architecture is the art of design, planning, or management of the land and of the natural and built elements upon it. As an academic discipline, it embodies creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases. As a professional discipline, the practice of landscape architecture includes site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, resource conservation, and stewardship.

The minor in Landscape Architecture allows greater accessibility to the knowledge domains within the professional accredited Landscape Architecture major. The minor, as a non-professional opportunity, provides a broad understanding of the history, practice, and theories of how landscape architecture shapes the world, as well as the opportunity for more specialized study in selected topics.

This minor is appropriate if you wish to gain a greater understanding of the landscape architecture discipline as it complements many other professions dealing with natural systems management, site and urban design, master planning (community and regional), graphic information systems, resource conservation and stewardship, and landscape history/preservation.

The minor is flexible so that students can tailor their course choices to accommodate individual interests. You should seek the advice of the minor adviser for course selection.

Landscape architecture students and community members looking at designs spread across table at a Community charette in Hazelwood, PA.

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Work from Computational Textiles Lab researchers on international display

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Projects developed by Felecia Davis, associate professor of architecture in the College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School, and student researchers in her Computational Textiles Lab


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Stuckeman School to virtually host UK architecture startup co-founders

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —  The College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School will host Mollie Claypool and Gilles Restin, co-founders of Automated Architecture Ltd (AUAR), a design and technology company


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Exhibit visualizing sustainability research and crises on display this week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —  A Penn State exhibit that highlights the collaboration between the Department of Graphic Design in the College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School and the Sustainability


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