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Master of Landscape Architecture I

Offered at the Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC).  
Currently seeking Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board (LAAB) candidacy status.

The Master of Landscape Architecture I (MLA I) is designed to be a professional degree program, seeking its first cohort of students, with a curriculum that conveys the disciplinary knowledge required for attaining LAAB accreditation. The program provides graduates with the requisite intellectual base for adapting to the design challenges facing landscape architecture today.

Cleveland, as an urbanized landscape edging the international waters of Lake Erie, is of significant research interest and focus to the program. The role of landscape architecture in issues of water infrastructure, water quality, and hydrology is one of the primary opportunities for local impact. Implications of land vacancy and urban infrastructure in landscape architecture, including the reclamation of brownfield sites, provide opportunity for structured investigation. The program, located alongside Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, engages in design and research  within its region with the goal of improving the environmental health and well-being of the built and grown landscapes of Northeast Ohio with the broader intent of impacting designers beyond the region.

Students in the Master of Landscape Architecture I program must earn at least a total of 72 credit hours.

Eligibility

Open to applicants holding a bachelor degree in any discipline.

Course of Study

YEAR 1 - Groundwork

Fall

LARC 50101

Studio 1 | Garden Typologies

6

LARC 60601

Plants + Planted Form

3

LARC 60111

Landscape History + Theory

3

Spring

LARC 50100

Design Visualization

3

LARC 50102

Studio 2 | Neighborhoods

6

LARC 60602

Ecological Systems

3

YEAR 2 - Morphologies
To explore the various scales and responsibilities of landscape architecture and articulate critical connections to architecture, interior design, and urban design

Fall

LARC 60301

Site Engineering

6

LARC 60103

Studio 3 | Systems + Infrastructure

3

LARC 60922

Methods of Inquiry

2

LARC 60923

Empirical Research in Environmental Design

1

Spring

LARC 60104

Studio 4 | Urban Form

6

LARC 60401

Landscape Architecture Construction Methods

3

LARC 65003

Professional Practice

3

YEAR 3 - Experimentation
Inquiry into an approach that integrates design elements, theory, history, technical knowledge, and life experiences into a comprehensive design strategy

Fall

LARC 60105

Studio 5 | Interdisciplinary/Capstone 1

6


Cognates

6

Spring

LARC 60106

Studio 6 | Interdisciplinary/Capstone 2

6


Cognates

6

MLA I & MLA II Course Descriptions & Cognate List

 *Additional information regarding courses can be found on www.kent.edu/catalog


Application Requirements + Advising

CAED Graduate Programs Open House - October 11, 2014

If you have questions, please contact:

Ms. Lisa Pozo
Administrative Secretary, CAED Graduate Programs
330-672-3765 - lpozo@kent.edu