Are you interested in sustainable planning, design, and management? Are you interested in working in a interdisciplinary team to create a sense of place? Are you interested in applying ecological design principles to real-world problems? Landscape Architects lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.

The Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture (PSLA) at the University of Maryland offers two professional degrees in Landscape Architecture accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB). Both the undergraduate BLA and graduate MLA degrees meet the academic requirements for licensure.

Our extensive hands-on training and real-world creative problem-solving approaches provide you the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to excel and make a difference. The studio experience provides an opportunity to implement ecological design solutions ranging from development, conservation, and restoration. From creating livable communities to solving environmental design problems, Landscape Architects are committed to helping shape the future while protecting the past.

Come and meet our professors, staff, and students, and tour our facilities! For further information regarding University of Maryland Landscape Architecture, or to schedule a visit, please contact Diana Cortez. For additional information about landscape architecture, please visit the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Green Since 1899!


  • The 2013 National Olmsted Scholar was awarded to Daniel Unkle, BLA, and Emilie Carter, MLA.
    See LAF Olmsted Scholar for a write-up about Daniel and Emilie.

  • The Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence was awarded to Courtney Shea, BLA, and Nicholas Patrick, MLA.

  • ASLA Student Honor Awards were awarded to Daniel Unkle, BLA, and Erica Thum, MLA. Student Merit Awards were awared to graduating BLA students Suzy Cho, Kelsey Farrish, and Andrew Moore, and MLA Matt Busa. Thanks to ASLA Honor and Merit Awards jury members Jenny Smeltzer, ASLA, Vernon Hustead, ASLA, and Cheryl Corson, ASLA.

  • The Homeland Garden Club Award was awared to graduating BLA student Anne-Marie Needham.



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