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.
Robert Brzuzsek spent a semester on sabbatical as part of the National Park Service Sabbatical-in-the-Park program. He studied interpretative products and then brought his experiences home to the university's Crosby Arboretum where he developed signage and mobile app that can be used by visitors along the Arboretum's pathways.
A week-long charette with Dave Armbruster, a principal with internationally known landscape architectural planning and design firm EDSA Inc., allowed students to work in vertical teams of undergraduate and graduate students. The students worked on landscape design for a resort development in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Design Week 2014
Design Week is an opportunity for students to learn from a practicing landscape architect.
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Edward L. Blake Jr.
Annually recognizes and rewards students in landscape architecture that display excellence in ecological design.