2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Landscape Architecture

Architecture Building 226, 765-285-1971

Landscape architecture is an expanding profession that is rich in scope, and engaged in shaping the future of our world. Practice involves creating, conserving, and reclaiming the landscape in contexts that range from urban to pristine nature. The work of landscape architects addresses varied settings, and includes an increasingly broad range of project types: public places and communities, educational and office campuses, active recreational parks and quiet places of contemplation, transit corridors and greenways, wetlands restoration and regional conservation planning, among others. When working with those in related professions―biologists, foresters, horticultural specialists, ecological scientists, civil engineers, soil experts, architects, and planners―landscape architects integrate solutions to complex problems, through designs that are artful, functional, and sustainable.

Successful landscape architecture orchestrates relationships between the natural and built environments. The economic and social benefits of effective landscape design―creating added value―are well documented. As environmental quality becomes a global priority there is increased public expectation of better places to live, work and play. This is reflected in the current status of landscape architecture as the fastest growing of the design professions. Employment of landscape architects is projected to grow  6 percent  from 2016 through 202.6

The MLA program is open to any qualified student holding a baccalaureate degree. Ball State University’s programs in landscape architecture are fully accredited by the national Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB).