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.
Most Mississippians recognize Eudora Welty as one of the state's most revered authors, but not very many know that she was an avid gardener. Faculty in the Department are assisting with planning for the long-term management of the Welty landscape.
It was a cold, dark night in Leland as community members gathered at the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center to talk with students about their community development ideas.
National Collegiate Landscape Competition
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.