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Rendering of a site plan for landscape, showing the underground root systems.
Dark Matter, research by design thesis by John Whitaker. The project has received several awards, including an Award of Excellence in the 2020 National ASLA Student Awards.
The Master of Landscape Architecture program addresses the following primary concerns: professional and disciplinary advancement, water-based and riverine adaptations, urban and ecological networks, environmental and social justice, climate change and extreme weather, and community engagement.


Both our MLA 3 and MLA 2 programs are STEM-designated, leading to an accredited professional degree in landscape architecture.

Dual Degrees

Pursue a dual degree from either the Master of Architecture or Master of Urban Design program.

Events & Workshops

The MLA program hosts numerous events to enhance the curriculum and promote engagement with practitioners from around the world.


Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields—and they are deeply committed to teaching each and every student.
Group of people wearing cylindrical sound pieces as headwear approaching a pink colored house installation at the Contemporary Art Museum
Eric Ellingsen, “Toolshed” and Public “Walkshops,” Contemporary Art Museum. St. Louis, summer 2019. Phase 1 of the “Sound of Segregation,” supported by a Divided Cities grant and the Mellon Foundation.

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Student Work