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

Arboretum goes high-tech with app

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.

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Student Project

Stormwater runoff focus of MSU design team challenge

By competing in the national Campus RainWorks Challenge, an international student team at Mississippi State is learning to address the worldwide challenge of sustainably through stormwater management.

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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.