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Congratulations to MLA alum Ana Valderrama, whose large efforts over several years have led to the formation of a new, accredited Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program at the National University of Rosario, Argentina. A member of our department's class of 2013, Valderrama is Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Architecture,...

Our beloved Carol is retiring from the University of Illinois in August. We are planning a fall celebration of Carol's career and her incredible influence on hundreds of students. Please join us in the events associated with her retirement celebration! On September 8, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., we will be dedicating a recently planted tree on the South...

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Kyung-Kuhn Lee and Nubras Samayeen and MLA student Mamata Guragain, whose project “Re-Coding Pipes” has been named runner-up in SITE Magazine’s “Legacy” Design Competition! "In parallel with Volume 37: Future Legacies and in conjunction with the 2017 celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, the editors...

Congratulations to M. Elen Deming, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects! Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge, and service. The...

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Landscape Observatory: The Work of Terence Harkness, a much-anticipated book profiling the career of our distinguished colleague. Edited by M. Elen Deming and to be published this Fall by ORO Editions, the volume features contributions by Molly C. Briggs, Brenda Brown, Frank Clements, M. Elen...

The Department of Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the Sesquicentennial Design Competition, an initiative supported by Chancellor Robert J. Jones. During the past 150 years, scholars, researchers, and teachers at the University of Illinois have made major discoveries, produced innovations, and engaged beyond our campus in ways that...

Congratulations to Prof. D. Fairchild Ruggles, whose edited volume Sound and Scent in the Garden has been published by Dumbarton Oaks/Harvard University Press: "While we often approach gardens as things to be seen—thus engaging the rational, intellectual part of the human brain—Sound and Scent in the Garden explores the more elusive experiences of...

Please join us at a forthcoming lecture by Alex Felson, ecologist, landscape architect, and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Titled "Ecology and Architecture: Exploring the Middle Ground,” Felson’s lecture will be delivered on Monday, February 27, at 5:30pm in Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall (611 Lorado Taft Drive,...

Design research by Prof. Mary Pat McGuire is featured in the Now section of this month's Landscape Architecture Magazine. "Ghosts of Shorelines Past: Mapping the Historic Dunes Hidden Beneath the Surface of Chicago" profiles McGuire's work on Chicago's hydrogeology as a basis for stormwater design. • Landscape Architecture Magazine (Current...

The Department is pleased to announce that the 2017 Sasaki Day Lecturer will be Shannon Nichol, founding partner of GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol). Nichol's designs, including Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden (Chicago, IL), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campus (Seattle, WA), and Boston’s North End Parks, are widely recognized for being deeply...