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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.

Professor Bill Sullivan Leads New Smart Cities Initiative

In 2018 University administrators approached Bill Sullivan with a unique opportunity: Would he consider directing ROKWIRE, a brand new smart, healthy cities initiative?


The Interior Landscape of Chicago’s Pedway

Professor David Hays discusses Space p11 and the "All That is Solid" exhibition.


Islamic Landscape Symposium

The Department of Landscape Architecture at Illinois hosted an Islamic Landscape Symposium on September 13.


SEDAC wins Illinois Sustainability Award

We are pleased to announce that the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) recently won a 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award!


Illinois Students Win 2nd Prize in 2017 Ruichang L&A Design Star Competition

How do our students spend their semester breaks? Some of them create winning entries for prestigious landscape design competitions.


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.