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Creativity has often been described as “thinking outside the box.” For landscape architects, thinking outside the box means developing creative design solutions for the built and natural environments that we find outside every day. They combine the art of design with environmental sciences and cultural understanding to reach a balance between the natural and man-made landscapes.

The landscape architecture program at Texas Tech offers a first professional degree program for both undergraduates (Bachelor of Landscape Architecture – B.L.A.) and graduates (Master of Landscape Architecture – M.L.A.). It is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board and all instructors have practiced professionally. The program is committed to providing students with the technical knowledge and creative skills necessary to respond to the unique cultural and environmental challenges of the region in order to assure the quality of life for its citizens and communities.

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The Texas Tech Parents Association honored 5th year Landscape Architecture student Landon Bell with the 2014 Student Academic Citizenship Award for Agricultural Sciences. Each spring, the Texas Tech Parents Association meets to celebrate the achievements of Texas Tech faculty and students. One student from each of the colleges and the Schools of Law, Nursing, and Allied […]

Kathryn Nelson, a longtime instructor in the TTU Department of Landscape Architecture, received the 2014 CASNR Instructor Award in recognition of her excellent teaching. Kathryn joined the department in 2007. Since then, she has worked as an instructor of first- and second-year courses. She regularly handles two multi-section lecture/studio courses, and she has taught at […]

Kelly Cook, a 1988 graduate of the TTU Landscape Architecture Program and Principal of the Midland-based Landscape Architecture firm KDC Associates, has had a design featured at LandscapeOnline.com. The design, a 98,000 square foot renovation in Big Spring, Texas, features (among other things) a 70 foot by 30 foot crescent-shaped pool, 56 separate sources of […]