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.
Landscape architects at Mississippi State worked with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi to design a landscape plan for their new facility in north Mississippi. The plan responds to Toyota's corporate vision of a sustainable plant while taking advantage of the site's unique characteristics.
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.
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.