Landscape ArchitectureOktibbeha County Heritage Museum award

The Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University has pledged to "foster the will and ability to plan, design, build, and manage regenerative communities" through our mission statement. We believe that the professions of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Contracting should strive to connect art, culture, and the environment to provide society with places that people love and that are cognizant of a holistic, ecological model of design. Our students explore subjects such as the design process, storm water design, energy flow, native landscapes and plant materials, green infrastructure, sustainability, community planning, and regional planning.

Faculty Project

MSU workshop teaches how to garden with prairies

Preserving Mississippi’s vanishing prairies through conservation, restoration and establishment of new prairie gardens will save unique plants and maintain native landscapes. Protecting wild species, such as those found in prairies, protects managed ecosystems, which in turn impact human interests.

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Student Project

County museum shows images of the past, visions of the future

Landscape architect students at Mississippi State worked with Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum to plan, design and build landscape features to manage storm water and demonstrate the importance of sustainable landscapes.

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National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Design + Build

Design + Build involves students in both design and construction. Students learn to balance conception of an idea through hands-on building. The design process becomes circular, which creates a greater opportunity for learning. See some of the great Design + Build projects we have undertaken in the last few years.