Beyond the Classroom

The inside scoop on happenings outside the classroom. Faculty and students share stories about experiences, projects and life beyond the brick & mortar of the classroom.

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Collaborative Experiences Foster New Design Ideas

Landscape architecture aspires to be interdisciplinary. It recognizes that the design challenges of the 21st century can only be solved through collaborations.

Design Disrupted

Design moves forward when rules are broken. Faculty showcase ongoing research projects that challenge the status quo or cause people to rethink the approach to a problem.

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Disrupting the Surface of a City

Professor Mary Pat McGuire has a different approach to Chicago's rain problem. Instead of whisking the rainwater away, could it be valued as a resource?

Felt

Great design is felt. Faculty and students tell stories of moments that words alone cannot express.

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Affecting Social Change with Landscape Architecture

Professor Jessica Henson feels landscape architects address many of the issues that 21st Century cities face, from social justice to human health and wellbeing.

Some Alum

Our alums are our brand ambassadors. Alumni discuss work projects, experience and opportunities afforded them from the education and degree received in Landscape Architecture at Illinois.

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Video Chat with Kelley Lemon

BiIll Sullivan talks with Illinois grad Kelley Lemon's experience in the Landscape Architecture program and her favorite project since graduating.

Courses Unpacked

Wondering what that class is really about? Faculty provide a behind-the-scenes look at individual courses and unpack what will be learned to help potential students understand what to expect.

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The Foundation Studio

The Foundation Studio is an intensive course where students learn how to be designers and spend a semester focusing on a series of real-world projects.

Here-There

Capture wisdom from our students & professors from around the globe. Faculty and students tell of their research projects overseas and international students tell of their experience on campus.

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Exceed the Visual

Professor D. Fairchild Ruggles looks for traces of social values in the heritage landscapes she studies and teaches about.