LA News

  • Photo of Scott Reinholt.

    President's message 2018

    Published on February 1, 2018

    It is with great pride that I write this letter as the current president of the MSU Landscape Architecture Alumni Advisory Board. Our role as board members is to assist the LA program in a multitude of ways.

  • Photo of Jun-Hyun Kim.

    Program update

    Published on February 1, 2018

    It is with great pleasure that I, Jun-Hyun Kim, accept this opportunity to join the Landscape Architecture Program in SPDC at MSU as associate professor and program leader.

  • Photo of Professor Joanne Westphal at the CELA Conference in Beijing, China 2017, with Dr. Chong Qing Liu and Dr. Chong Qing.

    Landscape visiting scholars

    Published on February 1, 2018

    Over the last 10 years, more than 20 visiting professors have come to the MSU Landscape Architecture Program to spend six to 12 months working with LA faculty and experiencing the United States.

  • Group of images of monuments and streets in Paris representing photos from a theme that are also diverse content.

    How do we represent the environment?

    Published on February 1, 2018

    In LA, there has always been a debate about representing a design: Should we use more hand graphics and physical models, or should we embrace new technologies and create digital renderings, 3D models, and even put them to use in virtual reality?

  • Photo of students at the Coloseum in Italy during the 2017 Landscape Architecture study abroad program.

    Study Abroad 2017

    Published on February 1, 2018

    In the spring semester of 2017, our class of third year students from the Michigan State University Landscape Architecture Program had the opportunity to study abroad in Europe for seven and a half weeks.

  • Photo of Karen Russcher passing the baton to Jun-Hyun Kim.

    State of the Program

    Published on February 1, 2018

    I have had the great opportunity to serve as interim program leader for Michigan State University’s Landscape Architecture program this past year.

  • Mark Mandenberg (1952 – 2017)

    Published on February 1, 2018

    Mark Douglas Mandenberg was a man of many talents who loved life and lived it to the fullest! Mark earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from MSU in 1974.

  • Grandchild and grandparent designing their own stadium during the Secrets of the Olympics course.

    SPDC hosted two Grandparents University Courses in June

    Published on August 15, 2017

    Grandparents University at Michigan State University is a three-day educational experience that takes place at the end of June, where grandparents and grandchildren (ages 8-12) can live the college life of wondering on the MSU campus.

  • Two students constructing window shutters.

    SPDC Builds Sparty’s Cabin

    Published on February 23, 2017

    Professor Pat Crawford, PhD, SPDC associate director, and graduate student Rohit Menon talk about the "tiny home" movement and the fruition of Sparty's Cabin.

  • Graphic model of design concept.

    Looking back

    Published on February 23, 2017

    Alumnus William Herman Kockler, MSU LA class of 2006, reflects on his MSU experience and talks about his life since graduating.

  • Bill Johnson working with students.

    Pioneers of American Design

    Published on February 23, 2017

    Alumnus William "Bill" Johnson and his newly recorded story of his life and career, and alumnus Dean Abbott on being recognized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation as a Pioneer of American Landscape Design.

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