Master of Landscape Architecture I
Offered at the Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC).
Currently seeking Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board (LAAB) candidacy status.
The Master of Landscape Architecture I (MLA I) is designed to be a professional degree program, seeking its first cohort of students, with a curriculum that conveys the disciplinary knowledge required for attaining LAAB accreditation. The program provides graduates with the requisite intellectual base for adapting to the design challenges facing landscape architecture today.
Cleveland, as an urbanized landscape edging the international waters of Lake Erie, is of significant research interest and focus to the program. The role of landscape architecture in issues of water infrastructure, water quality, and hydrology is one of the primary opportunities for local impact. Implications of land vacancy and urban infrastructure in landscape architecture, including the reclamation of brownfield sites, provide opportunity for structured investigation. The program, located alongside Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, engages in design and research within its region with the goal of improving the environmental health and well-being of the built and grown landscapes of Northeast Ohio with the broader intent of impacting designers beyond the region.
Students in the Master of Landscape Architecture I program must earn at least a total of 72 credit hours.
EligibilityOpen to applicants holding a bachelor degree in any discipline.
Course of Study
YEAR 1 - Groundwork
Studio 1 | Garden Typologies
Plants + Planted Form
Landscape History + Theory
Studio 2 | Neighborhoods
YEAR 2 - Morphologies
To explore the various scales and responsibilities of landscape architecture and articulate critical connections to architecture, interior design, and urban design
Studio 3 | Systems + Infrastructure
Methods of Inquiry
Empirical Research in Environmental Design
Studio 4 | Urban Form
Landscape Architecture Construction Methods
YEAR 3 - Experimentation
Inquiry into an approach that integrates design elements, theory, history, technical knowledge, and life experiences into a comprehensive design strategy
Studio 5 | Interdisciplinary/Capstone 1
Studio 6 | Interdisciplinary/Capstone 2
*Additional information regarding courses can be found on www.kent.edu/catalog
If you have questions, please contact:Ms. Lisa Pozo
Administrative Secretary, CAED Graduate Programs
330-672-3765 - firstname.lastname@example.org