University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture offers a a fully accredited 4-year Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over the past thirty years we have established a community of highly motivated learners, dedicated faculty and successful alumni. Our students gain valuable experience through outreach studios working in collaboration with related disciplines and a client base of non-profit, municipal and state agencies throughout southeastern New England. Students have received awards for their work on sustainable communities, coastal resilience, and transportation design. Our graduates find professional careers in both the public and private sectors, designing environmentally and culturally sensitive landscapes.
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The mission of URI’s Landscape Architecture Department (LAR) is to encourage high achievement from students through a challenging and rewarding academic curriculum. By offering a highly structured and interactive program, we foster high levels of creativity and scholarship while encouraging personal growth and discovery.
Through design, planning, and technical classes, students explore the roles of nature, culture, and community in shaping the human, built and natural environments. Our program engages students and stimulates personal growth through the use of problem solving techniques, communication tools, and participatory practices leading to a greater understanding of ethical principles, ecological values, and global awareness. As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Landscape Architecture curriculum provides students with a unique skill set which includes design, art, representation techniques and technology.