Design green solutions
At URI, landscape architecture means building better communities. It encompasses issues like environmental sustainability, coastal resiliency, and the many other complex problems caused by the effects of people and land coming together, including climate change.
Here you’ll work with real-world clients to learn how to design for sustainable communities, protect coastal areas, establish culturally and environmentally sensitive landscapes, and much more. And when you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to tackle some of the most important problems in the world today.
Why Landscape Architecture at URI?
Experience with impact
In addition to earning 3-6 credits for internship work, you’ll gain valuable experience through our Outreach Studios, where you’ll join a group of peers to work on a project for a non-profit, municipal or state agency. These projects address specific needs identified by community leaders, and often result in critical and lasting improvements for the community.
Access to experts
As part of a small program, you will have ongoing, in-depth interaction with our exceptional faculty, who provide individualized advising and guidance throughout your time at URI. In addition, our annual Lecture Series brings a diverse and impressive group of landscape architecture experts to campus, from around the country and the world.
Launch your career
URI offers the only accredited BLA program in the state of Rhode Island, and one of only a handful in New England. Employers seek out our graduates because they know they’ve had high quality training, and in-depth experience. So you’ll be ready to hit the job market as soon as you graduate, and employers will be ready to hire you.