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Landscape Architecture Program

Phone: (208) 885-7448
Fax: (208) 885-9428

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2481
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2481

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Community Involvement Opportunities

Landscape Architecture Planting Design Outreach
Don Brigham, FASLA, Principal of Don Brigham Plus Associates in Clarkston, Washington and part-time faculty member for the Department of Landscape Architecture maintains a unique outreach program for students in LArc 289, Planting Design II. If you are interested in having three-four students prepare a landscape design for your residential or small commercial project, please contact the Department of Landscape Architecture or call 208-885-7448 and mention this program specifically. Students work on these projects in the spring semester.

Studio-based Project Opportunities
The department welcomes inquires from communities, not-for-profit organizations and governmental agencies regarding the possibility of studio based landscape architecture and land planning service-learning projects. Please contact the Department of Landscape Architecture or call 208-885-7448 if you wish to talk directly to a department representative about this studio outreach program. Faculty welcome the opportunity to engage students in service learning as a component of professional development. Several criteria are used in the selection of these projects:

  • Does the proposed outreach project aid the student in understanding the culture and landscape character of the region?
  • Is a proposed outreach project of the level of complexity required to meet the learning objectives of the program?
  • How does the proposed project provide opportunities for interdisciplinary learning with other university disciplines?
  • Will the proposed project engage the student in critical social issues? Are "at risk" human or environmental resource issues present in the project that address values and ethics?
  • Does the proposed project require students to identify individuals and/or agencies in the university and community outside of the profession as resources for the successful completion of the project?
  • Does the project provide opportunities to partner with regional landscape architecture, planning and other design professionals?
  • Will the student's participation in the proposed project promote Landscape Architecture and the professional practice of regional landscape architects?

The Department of Landscape Architecture offers a series of landscape architecture workshops most recently in Boise and at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Sun Valley. For further information about workshops contact Professor Steve Drown.