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.
Practical strategies for sustainable living can help Mississippians save money, increase independence and benefit the environment. Practical strategies for sustainable living can help Mississippians save money, increase independence and benefit the environment. Mississippi State University landscape architecture professor Pete Melby practices what he teaches his students: reduce energy consumption through thoughtful design, food gardening and rainwater collection.
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.
Design Week 2013
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.