Anne Spafford

Welcome to the website for the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University

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.


Goal 1: Teach students the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to plan, design, build, and manage regenerative communities.

Goal 2: Create new knowledge in landscape planning, design, and management of built and natural environments.

Goal 3: Serve and build relationships with the public, the landscape architecture and landscape contracting professions, and allied professions.

Goal 4: Create a place and culture that advances our mission.


The department of Landscape Architecture is housed in the Landscape Architecture facility located on the southwest side of campus. Our facility is a complex of three buildings and surrounding grounds on the west side of Stone Boulevard and north of Thompson Hall (Forestry).

If you are interested in landscape architecture or landscape contracting and would like to learn more about studying at Mississippi State University, give us a call and schedule a visit.

More Information

For more information, or to schedule a personal campus visit, please see our Contact Us page. It contains both telephone and fax numbers.