LA News

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.

Michigan State University Landscape Archititecure students.

Landscape Architecture students received 2016 awards and scholarships

Published on June 19, 2017

In 2016, 32 students from the LA Program received awards from the Michigan chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MI ASLA), and program endowments and scholarships.

Photo of Emma Genevieve Gillette. Courtesy of LAAAB.

First Class: Emma Genevieve Gillette, the First Lady of Michigan State Parks and Natural Areas

Published on February 23, 2017

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Emma Genevieve Gillette's enrollment at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University. Gillette was to become the first and only woman graduate in the college's first landscape architecture class of 1920.

Garden gazebo and viewing area. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

FIREWISE: Demonstration Garden, Cadillac Michigan

Published on February 23, 2017

Planners, designers, and citizens are interested in how site design can mitigate the effects of landscape hazards.

Hanbing Liang (right) and Stephanie Onwenu (left) construction window shutters. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

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. Image courtesy of LAAAB.

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. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

Pioneers of American Design

Published on February 23, 2017

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

Students at Barcelona, Spain. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

Study Abroad 2016: A journey through Europe

Published on February 23, 2017

Landscape Architecture student Rayshaun Landrum wrote about his experience while on the annual LA study abroad in Western Europe.

Riders gather at the Broad Art Museum. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

The first LA Ride

Published on February 23, 2017

Landscape Architecture Instructor Bob Ford wrote about the first LA Ride and it's purpose.

Alumna Beth Hagenbuch working with students in studio. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

State of the program and updates

Published on February 23, 2017

Landscape Architecture Program Leader Karen Russcher wrote an update about the program, including recent student awards.

Landscape Architecture students in studio. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

2016 Landscape Architecture Alumni Survey

Published on February 23, 2017

The 2016 Landscape Architecture Alumni Survey was sent to 1081 email addresses provided by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This article address the structure of the survey and talks about it's key findings.

Principal Component Analysis Chart by Na Li, Landscape Architecture Master’s student.

What do designers emphasize the most?

Published on February 23, 2017

LA Master's Student Na Li writes about her experience as a student and discusses her Master's Thesis.

Golfers gather before the shotgun start. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

2016 LA Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing

Published on February 23, 2017

This year's scholarship fundraiser, held at the picturesque Eagle Eye Golf Course, was historic on many levels.

Charles Leider, PhD. MSU Landscape Architecture Class of 1957. Photo courtesy of LAAAB.

Charles Leider elected as an AICP Fellow

Published on February 23, 2017

Dr. Charles Leider, professor and director emeritus of the Landscape Architecture Program at Oklahoma State University, has been elected as a fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planner.

LandTEXTURE Newsletter Winter 2017

Published on February 23, 2017

The LandTEXTURE newsletter is published annually for alumni and friends of MSU Landscape Architecture. It features articles about and by faculty, students, alumni and Landscape Architecture Alumni & Advisory Board members.

Gladstone looks at ideas for north shore

Published on February 21, 2017

Concerned residents and community stakeholders were at the American Legion in Gladstone Monday to discuss the future of Gladstone's north shore.

‘Yarn bombing,’ gardens and other ideas for a Cleveland Avenue corridor in Kansas City

Published on February 3, 2017

Inside the Linwood YMCA Saturday, a video screen showed color sprouting on light poles and crosswalks along a stretch of Cleveland Avenue near a temporary bike repair shop and a community garden.

MSU students present plan for Rockport Recreation Area

Published on October 6, 2016

ALPENA - Interested community members and involved officials listened to Michigan State University students present their ideas on the future development of Rockport Recreation Area.

Michigan State motivates students to dream big in Detroit: BTN LiveBIG

Published on August 21, 2016

You may have heard that the city of Detroit is on the rise again after a series of challenges. But the renaissance of this once great metropolis won't be completed by the addition of sports stadiums or inspirational car commercials.

MSU program makes Detroit new kind of classroom

Published on July 28, 2016

On the first day of her internship this summer, Michigan State student Jocelyn Sample knocked on doors in Detroit, helping residents at risk of foreclosure learn how to stay in their homes.

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