Landscape architecture is the profession providing landscape planning, design, and management services to enhance and protect natural and built environments. Landscape architecture as a discipline is devoted to understanding and managing the human and environmental forces that change the landscape. Landscape architects plan and design places for the health, safety, and welfare of citizens through systematic decision-making that integrates science, art, and technology. Individual and community quality of life are enhanced by a design process to improve, protect, and create ecologically sustainable, socially equitable, and economically feasible landscapes. Landscape architects work in urban, suburban and wilderness environments. Our graduates have gained distinction for projects as varied in scale as private gardens, residential communities, urban plazas, college campuses, park facilities and regional conservation plans.
The Landscape Architecture Program at Texas A&M University is the oldest in the state and one of the oldest in the Southwest. It had its beginnings in the Department of Horticulture in 1913, as a degree option of Landscape Art.
The BLA degree is accredited by the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards under the auspices of the American Society of Landscape Architects in Washington, D. C. Provisional accreditation was first granted for the B.S.L.A. program in 1971 and has maintained accredited status continuously since that time.
The mission of the Bachelor in Landscape Architecture program (BLA) is to prepare students to become professional landscape architects in private and public sector practice. Our educational goal is to produce graduates motivated to be leaders in the field and professionals who are intellectually active, broadly-educated citizens and life-long learners.
The BLA curriculum offers a sequence of courses to prepare students for entry into (to) professional practice. By combining a broad general education and strong professional training, the curriculum emphasizes the acquisition and application of advanced knowledge to develop students' critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities. The program provides opportunities for students to develop special professional interests in a chosen area of concentration.
Graduates from the BLA program are prepared for employment with private practice firms in landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, or planning; and with federal, state, or local government agencies. Upon graduation students are qualified to pursue licensure in the profession or post graduate education in landscape architecture or a related field.
Ming-Han Li, Program Coordinator
|Kent Anderson||Ming Han Li*||Donald Sweeney|
|Sherry Bame||Michael Lindell||Michael Teal|
|Tim Lomax||Katherine Turnbull|
|Elise Bright||Michael McCarthy||Roger Ulrich|
|Samuel Brody||June Martin||James Varni|
|Eric Dumbaugh||Michael Murphy*||Nancy Volkman*|
|Bruce Dvorak||Michael Neuman||Zhifang Wang|
|Bill Eisele||Forster Ndubisi*||George Rogers|
|David Ellis||Walter Peacock||Doug Wunneburger|
|Pliny Fisk*||Dennis Perkinson||Yu Xiao|
|Cecilia Giusti||Carla Prater||Shannon Van Zandt|
|Chang-Shan Huang*||David Pugh|
|Kenneth Joh||Russell Reid|
|Harlow Landphair*||Jon Rodiek*|
|Chanam Lee*||Jesse Saginor|
* These are the faculty who are primarily associated with the BLA Program
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Students transferring into the College of Architecture must hold at least a 3.0 GPR to qualify for application review. Transferring students should also have completed at least 24 hours of graded coursework from the institution(s) of higher learning from which they are transferring. Special consideration may be given to individuals with a GPR is below a 3.0 if they have a unique background mutually beneficial to the college and the student. Applications, essays, and letters of recommendation are all considered in the review process. All transfer students are admitted on a probationary basis pending completion of their first semester of at least 12 hours at Texas A&M and a minimum 2.5 GPR for that semester.
For program information, please contact the undergraduate program coordinator for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture:
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture semester outline can be viewed on the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
The upper level application for current LAND students ( 306.9 KB) can be downloaded.
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The majority of students who graduate from Texas A&M University's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program go on to work as a consultant in the private sector. Professional landscape architects are required to have two years of experience working under a licensed landscape architecture before registering themselves. However, after six months of work landscape architects may apply for a license.
A recent study found that over one-third of registered architects in the Houston/Galveston area, the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, San Antonio, and Austin graduated from the Texas A&M University landscape Architecture program.
There is an undergraduate student of landscape architecture organization.
All 300 and 400 level Landscape Architecture (LAND) courses must be taken in residency at Texas A&M University.