University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Academics

The professional program in landscape architecture at the University of Kentucky is an intensive five-year experience that combines university studies, design studios, technical courses, and the theoretical framework for landscape architecture.

The UK Department of Landscape Architecture offers the only landscape architecture program in Kentucky accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB). Graduation from an LAAB accredited program is one of the requirements for licensure as a landscape architect in 49 states (Vermont is the exception).

Our curriculum is organized around four sets of courses:

Design studios that develop rigorous, process-oriented thinking at all scales of design.

Construction technology and site engineering in which students develop the technological skills necessary for the sustainable implementation of projects.

Historical and theoretical foundations for landscape architecture that create a social, historical, ethical, and environmental context for design.

Support courses including graphic communication, geographic information systems, and natural science courses that inform and enable the work of landscape architecture.

The five-year curriculum can be completed in four years by students with a previous degree or with at least one year of college courses that are applicable to the program of study. The links to the left will direct you to more detailed information about the curriculum and program of study.

Questions? Please contact the department: