University of Virginia

University of Virginia
University of Virginia, School of Landscape Architecture

School: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Undergraduate program: No
Graduate program: Master of Landscape Architecture
Number of students: 66
Number of faculty: 8
Notable alumni: Warren Byrd and Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz, Elizabeth K. Meyer of the UVa Center for Cultural Landscapes, Michael Vergason

Strengths: A font by of innovative projects that get noticed, a strong international focus fostered through far-ranging travel studios (to places such as Mexico City, Germany’s Ruhr Valley and Norway) and partnerships with foreign institutions (including Leibniz University in Germany and Peking University in China)

The overview: A commitment to preservation and sustainable design initiatives is a key feature of the program, offered through UVA’s School of Architecture. Faculty stress the building of regenerative landscapes, while students become entrenched in the design, site technology and construction methods of planning and building landscapes of all sizes.