Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture combines science and art to create harmonious outdoor spaces that promote better ways of living.

Our approach

We founded New Zealand’s first professional qualification in landscape architecture in 1969, making our programme the most established in the country. Our researchers and lecturers are recognised internationally for their creativity and expertise.
 
We will expose you to a broad mix of design, ecology, planning, field tours and real-world projects. You’ll learn how to sketch, map and communicate your ideas, as well as learn first-hand from some of the country’s leading designers.
 
Our landscape architecture graduates are sought-after all over the world. Let us help prepare you for a career in this immensely rewarding profession.

Testimonials

KESS ALEKSANDROVA
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)
Landscape Architect, Rough and Milne Landscape Architects
 
In her final year of study, Kess Aleksandrova was offered a full-time position as a landscape architect and also won a number of national and international landscape architecture/urban design awards.
 
“I’ve had a lifelong passion for nature and ecosystems, art and social sciences, so landscape architecture was a perfect match and Lincoln is globally recognised in producing excellent graduates in this field. Having some very passionate, incredibly gifted and globally renowned lecturers and tutors has definitely made my studies more enjoyable, as well as adding to the overall ‘home-like’ atmosphere of the university.
 
“The strong focus on constructive critique along with the balance of theory and practice has been very valuable in developing my design and theoretical thinking, as well as the ability to successfully apply these ideas in a way that genuinely benefits people.”
 
DENNIS KARANJA
PhD in Landscape Planning
 
Choosing Lincoln was easy for Dennis after he was offered the PhD scholarship in Landscape Planning and the opportunity to work on real life policy issues.
 
A native of Nairobi, in Kenya, Dennis is writing his thesis on “Pathways to Robust Futures: Distilling Principles to Guide Landscape Policy Decisions”.
 
“I am researching the reasons behind decisions on landscape change and change management. Getting to talk to decision-makers and those who influence policy, such as local communities, landscape architects, and resource planners is great.”
 
Dennis is enjoying being surrounded by the South Island’s beautiful and unique landscape and the inspiration created by the Central Otago communities he experiences throughout his frequent field trips.
 
“The research facilities with superb technical support, library support, and office space provided for postgraduate students are all excellent.”

Career outcomes

Here are some of the careers that have been pursued by our landscape architecture graduates.
 
Landscape Architect
Landscape Architecture Educator (Tutor/Lecturer)
Landscape Consultant
Landscape Ecologist
Landscape Planner
Landscape Researcher
Landscape/Horticultural Designer
Landscape Contractor
Project Manager
Urban Designer
Garden Consultant
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Horticultural Team Leader
Interior Landscape Designer

Scholarships

We offer Environment, Society and Design Summer Scholarships, which can include landscape architecture students.

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