The University of Idaho Landscape Architecture program draws students from around the world to study in one of the most diverse bioregions in the nation. Interdisciplinary design studios present real-world projects where students work with community members and faculty from various disciplines to develop integrated design solutions that preserve and enhance rural and urban landscapes throughout Idaho and beyond.
The only of its kind in the West, the University of Idaho offers a “seamless” professional landscape architecture program, making it possible to earn an undergraduate and master’s degree in as few as five and a half years, while preparing our graduates with the skills, experience and credentials needed to practice as a licensed landscape architect in less time than many traditional programs.
Accreditation: Most state registration boards in the United States require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. University of Idaho’s M.L.A. degree has been accredited by the Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB); this applies to the M.L.A. Seamless degree as well as the three-year M.L.A. for students who have a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than landscape architecture.
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Urban Design Center, Boise
The UDC offers interdisciplinary programs designed to simulate real-world partnerships. Students address issues of resilience and sustainability at regional and urban scales through research, professional practice and community engagement.
Center for Resilient Communities
The CRC addresses the social, economic and environmental issues effecting community resilience in Idaho and the Western United States through the co-production of knowledge based on interdisciplinary research and the development and application of social-ecological systems science.