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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Pat Westbrook, who joined the TTU Landscape Architecture Department as an assistant professor in the spring of 2010, has left TTU to accept the position of Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Amarillo. A graduate of the TTU Landscape Architecture Program, Westbrook was recognized as a distinguished alumna of the department […]

Recent program graduate Gregory Byers was among the students honored at the CASNR Honors Banquet held at the Merket Alumni Center on April 25, 2014. The recipient of an award recognizing him as an outstanding student in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Byers was also recognized as the student with the highest level of academic […]

   Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Dryland and Beyond, spent an afternoon with LARC 2403 Planting Design students on Wednesday, March 5th, talking about water conservation and planting design. Mr. Lancaster is an expert in the fields of rainwater harvesting and water management.  He is a permaculture teacher, designer, consultant and co-founder of […]