School of Landscape Architecture & Planning Director's Welcome

Lauri Macmillan Johnson

Welcome to the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning.

Our interconnected programs in landscape architecture, urban planning, real estate development, sustainable built environments and heritage conservation prepare students who want to make a difference in how we design, plan and build our environments for a future better world. Real-world projects, award-winning faculty, industry partners and talented students set the stage for dynamic courses that move the dial in effective ways to advance how we create cities and places large and small.

Our collective values are centered on environmental and societal responsibility. Employers seek our graduates for the knowledge and skills our students gain as they ready themselves for discipline specific and allied positions. The foundation these students receive in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning sets a trajectory for a lifelong path characterized by understanding and implementing change through sustainable design strategies, community-based processes, social justice and advocacy, fiscal management, curiosity and action.   

We hope you consider joining our community of faculty, students, staff, alumni and practitioners as we grow individual and collective aspirations.

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