LA News

  • Image of Barbara Deutsch, CEO of the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

    A 21st century call to action

    Published on January 29, 2019

    Distinguished speaker, Barbara Deutsch, was a highlight of the Landscape Architecture program’s 120-year anniversary celebration last fall presenting “The New Landscape Architecture Declaration; a 21st Century Call to Action!”

  • Image of Jon Burley, associate professor of landscape architecture.

    Who are the actual landscape research universities?

    Published on January 29, 2019

    When the perception by respondents and other measurable metrics concord in agreement, often there is a strong case to be made for the reliability and accuracy of rankings concerning companies, organizations, or institutions.

  • Photo of Ming-Han Li, director of the School of Planning, Design and Construction with Zeke the Wonderdog.

    SPDC director's message 2019

    Published on December 14, 2018

    It is a great honor to write this year-end message as I complete my first year of administration at Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design and Construction. This year has been full of change and transformation for both SPDC and MSU.

  • Old photo of landscape architecture students working in class at Michigan State University, year unknown. Photo courtesy of MSU University Archives & Historical Collections.

    Landscape Architecture Program celebrates 120th anniversary

    Published on September 12, 2018

    The Landscape Architecture Program, the nation’s oldest undergraduate academic program, is marking its 120th anniversary with a celebration and banquet to reflect on the legacy and future of the program.

  • 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 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.