Design Intelligence 2016 Landscape Architecture Program Rankings

Design Intelligence, purveyors of annual school rankings, recently released their 10 best landscape architecture schools for 2016.  The America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools survey is conducted annually by DesignIntelligence on behalf of the Design Futures Council. The research ranks undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners. The 16th annual survey was conducted in mid-2015. 

The top 3 in undergraduate studies remain unchanged since 2015. However, Cal Poly dropped 3 spots to be overtaken by Georgia and Texas A&M. In graduate studies, Harvard and UPenn stay #1 and #2 while Berkeley drops four spots to #8.

Another indicator of success could be the 2015 ASLA Student Awards whose recipients by and large go to the schools below.

To check out the full report, including surveys of professors and students, the 2016 edition available for purchase for $40.

  1. Louisiana State University
  2. Pennsylvania State University
  3. Cornell University
  4. University of Georgia
  5. Texas A&M University
  6. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  7. Purdue University
  8. Ball State University (tie)
  9. Iowa State University (tie)
  10. Ohio State University
  1. Harvard University
  2. University of Pennsylvania
  3. Louisiana State University
  4. Cornell University
  5. University of Virginia
  6. Kansas State University
  7. Pennsylvania State University
  8. University of California, Berkeley
  9. Texas A&M University
  10. University of Georgia
Benjamin Boyd is a landscape architect practicing in Baltimore, Maryland and hopes you wont hold it against him that he didn’t go to a school on this list.
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Benjamin Boyd is a landscape architect practicing in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ben often tweets about landscape at @_benboyd.

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