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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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