School of Landscape Architecture & Planning

Sustainable development, design and planning.

Landscape design by School of Landscape Architecture and Planning student

Director's Welcome
Lauri Macmillan Johnson, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Director and Professor of Landscape Architecture

 

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The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Arizona supports a culture of innovation in teaching, research, creative work and community engagement.

We advance professional practice in landscape architecture, real estate development, sustainability and urban planning and prepare students to be leaders in their fields. With Tucson and the unique Sonoran Desert as our learning laboratory, we encourage creative thinking and collaborative learning across our programs through interdisciplinary coursework and real-world projects.

Our graduates integrate scientific knowledge with resourceful innovation to achieve outcomes that demonstrate best practices for the development of healthful, livable and meaningful places.


School News & Headlines

#1

Best Online Master's Degree in Real Estate
Study.com, 2021

#10

Top Small Urban Planning Program
Planetizen, 2020

#14

Most Hired-From Landscape Architecture Program (Less than 20 Graduates)
DesignIntelligence, 2019-2020

Our Academic Programs

Minors in Landscape Architecture, Real Estate Development and Sustainable Built Environments

We offer three undergraduate minors: Minor in Landscape Architecture (19 or 20 units), Minor in Real Estate Development (18 units) and Minor in Sustainable Built Environments (18 units, available on campus or online).

I am so blessed to have extremely knowledgeable professors and insightful peers who share their wisdom with me. The individuals of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning are the matrix in which community thrives, and I am grateful for the relationships and knowledge I have gained here.

Emma Nakpairat '23 BLA

Faculty Research & Practice

School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Faculty Profiles

The faculty of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning comprise a dynamic community, bringing their expertise to the built environment from across the country and around the world. In these detailed profiles, you'll learn about their teaching, research, service and much more.

Meet School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Faculty »


Student Work, Awards & Profiles

Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory

The Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory is a high-performance landscape, plaza and outdoor classroom exemplifying the sustainable strategies of water harvesting, climate regulation, air and water cleansing, recycling, wildlife habitat and human health and wellbeing. The former 1.2-acre parking lot is now a thriving Arizona habitat that shades the southern exposure of the CAPLA East Building.

Explore The Underwood Sonoran Garden

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Header image by Mario Nuño-Whelan '20 MLA.