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LEARNING OBJECTIVES MASTER OF Landscape architecture + Urbanism

Master of Landscape Architecture Students will achieve the following learning objectives upon completion of this degree program:

Build the tools to thrive in rigorous intellectual and practice environments, where questions about site and the environment are investigated through design research and design thinking.


Learn to work collaboratively and in an interdisciplinary manner across scales integrating the understanding of programmatic needs, contextual/environmental conditions, technological challenges, social structures and historical/theoretical meaning.


Develop the ability to engage in extensive fieldwork and explore and expose the qualities of each unique site along with the social and institutional agencies that act upon it.


Build the skills to communicate the conceptual, spatial and technical aspects of site design through drawings and models, as well as written and verbal communication.


Acquire a solid knowledge base in ecology, plant materials, landscape history and theory, technology, landscape construction and professional practice.


Successfully complete our sequence of core studios, topics studio and a year-long design research sequence to be speculative and explore advanced and emerging topics related to urbanism, climate change, cultural heritage and social agency.


Become a critical thinker with the ability to work at the highest levels of professional standards and ethical responsibilities, on track towards professional licensure in landscape architecture.


To think like a native of a place, understanding of the ecologies of this region, its historical and cultural context and the equitable opportunities and value of urban life in one of the major urban regions on the Pacific Rim.