University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia, Landscape Architecture

School: University of British Columbia
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Undergraduate program: None
Graduate program: Master of Landscape Architecture
Number of students: 68
Number of faculty: 10
Notable alumni: Paul Sangha, PFS Studio co-founder Greg Smallenberg, former federal MP Jamie Nicholls

Strengths: Singular access to faculty and a practice field that takes in one of Canada’s most exceptional natural landscapes

The overview: While enrolment is limited, UBC’s MLA course (offered within the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture) has outsized impact and an enviable student-teacher ratio, supplemented by pragmatic design-build programming, a mentorship system and four-month co-ops that deliver in-the-field practice. The program also exploits its dramatic Vancouver setting and the wider West Coast region.