Rutgers Landscape Architecture ranks among top for undergraduate education in the East
According to the 2015 Design Intelligence rankings, Rutgers ranks fourth among undergraduate landscape architecture programs in the East. This includes the states of Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
We are also very pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Lawson, professor and chair of the department, is listed as one of the "Thirty Most Admired Educators for 2015." Of the thirty, she is the only person from a department of landscape architecture. The recognition reflects the entire department's ongoing commitment to build a nationally and internationally recognized program.
All common lectures are in Rm. 110 Cook Douglass Lecture Hall @ 4 PM unless noted.
Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES)
For over 6 years CUES has developed a unique interdisciplinary partnership between the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences. The Center supports students and faculty to engage in design, research and outreach that improves New Jersey’s Urban Environment.
CUES partners with public and non-profit organizations to provide scientific, design, and engineering expertise to address urban environmental questions. The CUES mission is to bring the knowledge available through Rutgers, The State University out into the communities of New Jersey.
CUES welcomes active participation and partnership by interested students and faculty. Please visit CUES. Rutgers.edu for project and contact information.
LAYER is our end-of-year review of faculty and student work. View the 100 page PDF document (45MBs).
"The Roy H. DeBoer Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Architecture" and "The Bruce “Doc” Hamilton Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Architecture"
These two funds were established in honor of our two long-time professors, Roy H. DeBoer and Bruce “Doc” Hamilton, for their pioneering excellence in the field of landscape architecture, their positive and profound impact on students, and their dedication to Rutgers Education. The funds will support undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Landscape Architecture who have excelled academically and have shown innovation in their work and dedication to the profession of landscape architecture.
To contribute to either of these funds start at Rutgers University Foundation donation site.
Environmental Planning and Design Curriculum Reform Approved by SEBS Academic Forum
The SEBS Academic Forum approved the curriculum reform for the Major BS Environmental Planning and Design. This reform is a consequence of the introduction of the BS Landscape Architecture; the first BSLA class will graduate this spring.
Although we now have two majors, the collaboration between Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning has increased. For examples, both share now a list of core courses. This will make the transition between options easier and will allow students to make informed decisions between one of the EP&D options and the BSLA after the fall of the sophomore year.
The entering EP&D students have the choice to follow the current curriculum or select the 2014 version. All current EP&D sophomores, juniors and seniors will complete their program following the old curriculum.
Roy H. DeBoer
May 7, 1933 - March 17, 2014
Roy H. DeBoer, LLA, Professor Emeritus, founder of Rutgers Landscape Architecture Program, age 80, died on Monday, March 17, 2014, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick.