Department News

LARC Students Participate in TTU Arbor Day Event

MR | 2016.06.07

Students from the TTU Department of Landscape Architecture participated in Texas Tech’s April 29 Arbor Day event.

LARC Students Selected as Agri-Techsans

MR | 2016.05.19

Two students from the TTU Landscape Architecture Department, Natalie Campbell and Cameron Robles, have been chosen to represent the department as Agri-Techsans for next year. The first departmental representatives in several years, Campbell and Robles will work as official recruiters for Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. “I have a passion for […]

TTU LARC Students Construct Historic Lubbock Building Replicas

MR | 2016.05.19

As part of a final project for the Spring semester, TTU Landscape Architecture students constructed replicas of historic buildings from Lubbock’s downtown. Additional information on this project can be found here.

WreckShop 2016

MR | 2016.04.20

During the weekend of February 26-27, 2016, Texas Tech University’s Department of Landscape Architecture hosted its annual “WreckShop.”

15th Annual Graduate School Poster Competition

MR | 2016.04.12

Three graduate students from the department’s Master’s of Landscape Architecture Program

Important News about Scholarship Applications

MR | 2015.11.19

A significant amount of important information about scholarship applications was made available today. Students can now apply for 2016-2017 Scholarships. The scholarship application can be found at the following link: Scholarship Application The deadline for scholarship applications is February 1, 2016. CASNR gives out 2.6 million dollars in scholarships and we would like you to be one of […]

Kathryn Nelson Receives CASNR Instructor Award

MR | 2014.09.10

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 […]

Best Wishes to Pat Westbrook

MR | 2014.07.01

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 […]

Byers Among CASNR Honorees

MR | 2014.06.02

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 Guest Lecturer in LARC 3403 Planting Design

MR | 2014.03.31

   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 […]

Distinguished Alumnus Tim Oliver Conducts Week-Long Workshop

MR | 2014.03.31

Renowned sketcher and landscape architect Tim Oliver guided the first-year students in TTU’s Landscape Architecture Program through a sketching workshop during the first week of February.


MR | 2014.02.25

During the weekend of February 7-8, 2014, Texas Tech University’s Department of Landscape Architecture hosted its first annual “WreckShop.” As with the Alumni Homecoming Weekend of years past, the event was organized by the local chapter of the Student American Society of Landscape Architecture (SASLA) and brought students and alumni together to interact in an […]

First Friday Art Trail

MR | 2014.02.25

The Department of Landscape Architecture has placed the primary studio space, the Old Agricultural Pavilion, on the First Friday Art Trail. The Pavilion is one of the first buildings built on the Texas Tech campus in the late 1920’s. Originally used for showing livestock, this historic jewel box now houses the Landscape Architecture Department’s design […]

Virginia Tech Assistantship

MR | 2014.01.15

The department was notified today of an assistantship available as part of the Master’s in Landscape Architecture Program at Virginia Tech. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

CASNR Study Abroad

MR | 2014.01.13

Find out about the fantastic opportunities to Study Abroad through Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. By Jessica Corder and Joseph Saahene

Epps Selected to Who’s Who

MR | 2013.11.13

The Department of Landscape Architecture is proud to announce that one of their own, Joshua Epps, is among the 10 CASNR students selected to Who’s Who at Texas Tech University. Selection to Who’s Who is a one-time honor awarded annually and honoring students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, academic achievement, campus […]

Dora Cisneros Earns CASNR Staff Award

MR | 2013.10.31

The winner of this year’s CASNR Staff Award is Ms. Dora Cisneros, Administrative Assistant to the Department of Landscape Architecture. Dora has been with the Department of Landscape Architecture for the past 5 years and with Texas Tech University for a total of 17 years.  Her unusual dedication to her job has greatly enhanced our […]

Sarah Gorney Interns at Smithsonian Gardens in Washington, D.C.

MR | 2013.09.25

While not exactly like a scene out of Night at the Museum, Sarah Gorney, a senior in Texas Tech’s Department of Landscape Architecture spent 12 weeks as the Smithsonian Gardens Landscape Architecture Intern in Washington, D.C. this summer. A native of Fairfax, Va., a D.C. suburb, her duties included preparation of designs, presentations, planning reports and more. […]

Ian Mize: Piazza Garibaldi Design

MR | 2013.09.19

Watch as TTU Landscape Architecture student Ian Mize does intensive graphical detail work on a design for Rome’s Piazza Garibaldi. Mize created this project while studying abroad in Italy with one of the department’s well-established study abroad programs.

Charles Klein Named Interim Chair of Landscape Architecture Department

MR | 2013.09.18

A long-time associate professor and noted landscape architect has been named the new interim chair of Texas Tech University’s Department of Landscape Architecture, according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resource. Charles Klein will step into the new post on June 1. Learn more here.

Integrated Scholar: Provost spotlights landscape architecture’s DeMera Ollinger

MR | 2013.08.26

Texas Tech University’s Provost Office reported today on the progress of the Department of Landscape Architecture’s DeMera Ollinger and her academic path as an Integrated Scholar. Specifically, officials note that along with a commitment to academics, the Dumas native is pursuing, “a course of lifelong study through their involvement in active learning experiences.” Continue reading this story […]

Learning the IDEALs of landscape architecture; grad student lends a hand

MR | 2013.07.26

Meeting the future leaders of the agriculture industry is as easy as reaching out and shaking hands with them. So says Will Hellman, a graduate student in Texas Tech’s Department of Landscape Architecture. The Lubbock native created curriculum for a summer camp this month aimed at introducing young students to landscape architecture. Continue reading here.

Vacation Village; LA trio designs resort, residential plan in Dominican Republic

MR | 2013.07.22

One of the most visited islands in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, was home base for a select group of students from Texas Tech’s Department of Landscape Architecture this year. The three weren’t there for the sun and sand; they were there to work up a master design plan for a Boca De Yuma private developer called […]

Third Year LARC Student Moira Bering’s Illustrations Featured in Sustainable Gardening Text

MR | 2013.04.30

Moira Bering, a third year student in Texas Tech’s Landscape Architecture Program, has had a set of landscape illustrations published in Lawn Gone!, a sustainable gardening text by Pam Penick. An excerpt of Penick’s book featuring Bering’s illustrations can be found here.

Texas Tech Landscape Architecture Ranks in Top 15 Undergraduate Programs According to DesignIntelligence

MR | 2013.03.22

More information about this can be found at the TTU CASNR NewsCenter.

Casanova Named Instructor with Landscape Architecture Department

MR | 2012.11.07

Christine Casanova, an expert in design methods for merchandising, has been named an instructor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Landscape Architecture, according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her teaching post on Sept. 1. More on this story here.

LA Alum Christopher Hoffman Named to National CLARB Leadership Team

MR | 2012.10.12

A graduate of Texas Tech University’s Department of Landscape Architecture has been elected Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, officials of the Reston, Va.-based organization reported today (Oct. 12). More about this here.

Immagini Italiane

MR | 2012.01.25

Photographs from the Fall 2011 studio in Italy led by Professor John Billing have been posted to the website of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The pictures include selected shots of Italian architecture, gardens, and landscapes, as well as photos of some of the work produced by students during their time abroad. […]

Landscape Architecture in Italy, Fall 2012

MR | 2011.08.17

The Texas Tech Landscape Architecture program will conduct studio during the Fall 2012 academic semester in Italy. Additional information on this opportunity can be found at, or simply by clicking HERE.