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Landscape Architecture

News from the Landscape Architecture degree program.

The Grasslands Project

Arboretum Project Model

Graduate Landscape students in David Hill's Plant Spatiality course recently explored design possibilities for the urban meadow at Auburn’s very own Donald E. Davis Arboretum.

Alum Helps Create New Urban Plaza in Birmingham

Alumni Feature

The Powell Avenue Steam plant at the Eastern end of Railroad Park produced energy for downtown Birmingham for over 100 years, now it will produce a new kind of energy—cultural energy.

MLA Program Accreditation

Student Work for MLA Accreditation Visit

Auburn’s Master of Landscape Architecture Program went through the accreditation process this semester.  This process, which typically occurs on a six-year cycle, is a rich opportunity to collectively evaluate the effectiveness of the program in achieving our educational goals.

APLA Welcomes New Faculty—Fall 2015

New Faculty Fall 2015

Valerie Friedmann, MLA, Associate ASLA
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Landscape Architecture

Valerie teaches studio and related support courses in the graduate landscape architecture program.

Landscape Thesis 2015 Student Profiles

image from Estrangement thesis by Elizabeth Mathews

The aim of the Thesis Studio within Auburn’s Graduate Landscape Architecture Program is to facilitate students’ development of a theoretically sophisticated understanding of the discipline of landscape architecture through engagement in research by design.

MLA's Urban Armature Workshop

Urban Armature Workshop postcard image

In early March 2015, Julie Bargmann, founder of and Associate Professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, held a week-long, vigorous and intense Urban Armature Workshop for Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) students at Auburn University. Ms.

Mobile Peninsula Master Plan

Mobile Pennisula Master Plan Studio

Students in the Community Planning and Landscape Architecture programs, working under the direction of Professors Charlene LeBleu and Rebecca Retzlaff, participated in several projects to help prepare a master plan for the Peninsula of Mobile.

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Urban Acupuncture in Montgomery, Alabama

Mobile Studio for Montgomery Public Art

Landscape Architecture Graduate Students Partner With City of Montgomery, Alabama  to explore opportunities for urban revitatlization and regeneration.

Auburn University’s Master of Landscape Architecture graduate students and Prof. J. Zanzot’s Mobile Studio recently collaborated with the City of