Congratulations to MLA alum Michael Van Valkenburgh and to our alumni and friends at MVVA, Site Design Group, and Living Habitats, who have been selected by the Obama Foundation to design the landscape of the forthcoming Presidential Library and Museum in Jackson Park.

Design research by Prof. Mary Pat McGuire is featured in the Now section of this month's Landscape Architecture Magazine. "Ghosts of Shorelines Past: Mapping the Historic Dunes Hidden Beneath the Surface of Chicago" profiles McGuire's work on Chicago's hydrogeology as a basis for stormwater design. 

Holiday greetings from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois! 

"The Day before Finals," a seasonal tale produced by our senior BLA candidates.

Congratulations to Prof. M. Elen Deming, who has been elected Vice President for Research for the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)!

Research being undertaken by Prof. Mary Pat McGuire has been featured in online and print editions of The Architect’s Newspaper:

A new article on—"How Bison Will Take Over Suburban W

For the second year in a row, has rated our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program #3 in the nation. This ranking is an important recognition of the hard work of our faculty, the outstanding students we attract, and the success of our alumni.

An important opportunity for our alumni: the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is accepting applications for its new LAF Fellowship for Innovation and Leadership. 

This $25,000, year-long fellowship is an opportunity for mid-career and senior-level landscape architects to explore, research, develop, and test the next big ideas and initiatives that will bring about positive change and expand the impact of landscape architecture.

Congratulations to Carlos Flores, Mamata Guragain, Xiangrong Jiang, Dongying Li, Fatemeh Saedi-Rizi, Rose Schmillen, and Tum Suppakittpaisarn who have won the 2016 Honor Award for Student Collaboration from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Their project, called “Seeding Sideyards,” focuses on landscape and well-being in the Belmont-Mantua neighborhood near downtown Philadelphia, PA. 

This September 21 to October 2, Prof. David L. Hays and Ellen Hartman (MLA 2009) will be performing in Deke Weaver’s new production, BEAR.

Realized in collaboration with the Urbana Parks District, the Krannert Center for Performing Arts, and the Station Theatre, BEAR is the fourth work in The Unreliable Bestiary, a life-long project.