Texas Tech University

A Degree in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture - The Atrium

Use your creativity to go green. Our Landscape Architecture major, known as one of the top programs of its kind in the state, combines an emphasis on sustainability in arid and semi-arid community planning and design; along with computer-aided design and landscape construction.

Landscape Architecture
Landscape architecture as a field deals with the planning and design or arrangement of man-made and artificial elements on the land. The landscape architecture program instills in students the basic skills and knowledge required to enter the profession in the public or the private sector. The program emphasizes physical design and planning in both the natural and urban environment. The department participates in the interdisciplinary land use planning, management, and design program.

Why Major in Landscape Architecture?
You may choose this major if you want to:

  • Create and design urban and rural landscapes
  • Improve our environment by using plant materials to enhance our surroundings
  • Manage the health and vitality of landscapes

Degree Program
It is a four-year, design-intensive, professional program leading to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) degree. The B.L.A. degree is accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects. We have one of only two programs in Texas that is fully accredited, which means, that once you graduate you can go directly into the job field as a Landscape Architect, and apply for licensure.

Projects Involving Landscape Architects
There is a wide range of opportunities for landscape architect. Landscape architects plan and design traditional places such as parks, residential developments, campuses, gardens, cemeteries, commercial centers, resorts, transportation facilities, corporate and institutional centers and waterfront developments. They also design and plan the restoration of natural places disturbed by humans such as wetlands, stream corridors, mined areas and forested land. Their appreciation for historic landscapes and cultural resources enables landscape architects to undertake preservation planning projects for national, regional and local historic sites and areas.

Career Opportunities for Graduates
Landscape Architecture graduates traditionally enjoy a high job-placement rate. A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Academic Campuses
  • Communities Design
  • Conservation
  • Corporate and Commercial Design
  • Gardens and Arboreta
  • Golf Course Architecture
  • Green Streets Design
  • Historic Preservation and Restoration
  • Hospitality and Resorts
  • Institutional Facilities
  • Interior Landscapes
  • Landscape Art and Earth Sculpture
  • Monuments
  • Park & Recreation Planning
  • Reclamation of Sites
  • Residential Design
  • Security Design
  • Site Planning
  • Streetscapes and Public Spaces
  • Sustainable Design
  • Therapeutic Gardens
  • Traditional Landscape Architecture
  • Transportation Corridors and Facilities
  • Urban Design