Landscape Architecture Design software

May 1, 2019
28 Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech is committed to discovering, developing, and disseminating knowledge related to the discipline and profession of landscape architecture. Our educational approach stresses the importance of mutual responsibility within the learning community and favors students who are devoted to actively pursuing their education. Students and faculty work together to achieve the highest standards of disciplinary and professional preparedness and to develop the capacity for lifelong learning and professional leadership.
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The high level of preparedness achieved by our graduates has been recognized in the DesignIntelligence national rankings of accredited landscape architecture programs. For 2010, Virginia Tech's Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program was ranked #1 in the nation, and the Master of Landscape Architecture Program was ranked #2. In 2013, the BLA program was ranked #2 in the nation, and the MLA program was also ranked #2.

The first professional BLA degree program is comprised of 157 credit hours in four major study areas: Virginia Tech Core Curriculum (36 credits), Landscape Architecture Core Curriculum (97 credits), Supporting Professional Courses (9 credits), and General Electives (15 credits minimum).

Graduation checksheet for BLA students

Requirements for a minor in Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture Program offers professional and post-professional Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree options at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and in the National Capital Region (NCR) through Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Simultaneous degree programs for MLA students

Doctoral studies in architecture and design are for those students who desire to pursue careers in the research fields of advanced professional and academic practice and teaching. The program draws from the School faculty's diverse experiences and backgrounds to establish a climate in which scholarship and creativity can flourish.

Information on visiting faculty and research associate positions

Study, research, and travel opportunities for Landscape Architecture students

Public information regarding program accreditation by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)

Information on computer requirements for entering Landscape Architecture students


Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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