Undergraduate Admissions

BLA Application – Apply by April 1, 2019


BLA Program Pre-Requisites 

To apply, you must have completed or be on track to complete a minimum of 70 credits of UW’s general education requirements by the time you start the BLA program.

In addition, you should have completed:

  • L ARCH 300 Introduction to Landscape Architecture

And two of the following courses:

  • L ARCH 322 Intro to Planting Design
  • L ARCH 341 Site Design and Planning
  • L ARCH 352 History of Landscape Architecture
  • L ARCH 353 Modern History of Landscape Architecture
  • L ARCH 361 Human Experience of Place
  • L ARCH 363 Ecological Design & Planning

Applying to the BLA Program

We welcome a new cohort of students each Autumn term. Applications are due the first day of Spring term. For the Autumn 2019 cohort, the application deadline is April 1, 2019.

The BLA application is moving entirely online! More details on applying and the application link will be available in January 2019.

Your application will require you to upload a single PDF document (not to exceed 30 megabytes) that includes the following:

  1. Cover Sheet – includes your name, the year, and “BLA Application”
  2. Statement of Interest – include educational experiences, community service, and business situations which may have helped you decide to become a landscape architect, and why you wish to pursue this career (1-2 pages).
  3. Transcript(s) – from each community college, college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  4. Resume – for resume writing workshops, please see: http://careers.uw.edu/
  5. Portfolio of creative work – your portfolio is specific to your interests, abilities, and experiences that support your interest in landscape architecture.  It should include examples of work demonstrating your creative capabilities, graphic proficiency, design process and approach, aesthetic and environmental sensitivity, and related endeavors or coursework you’ve undertaken. Exhibits may include products from crafts, artwork, photography, design studios, creative writing, musical compositions, or other pieces of work.

Applications are evaluated by the BLA Admissions Committee with attention to:

  • Academic record
  • Evidence of creative potential
  • Graphic and verbal fluency
  • Awareness of landscape architecture as a profession

Applicants will be notified of the Admission’s Committee’s decision by the sixth week of Spring term.

Have questions or want to learn more about the BLA Program? 

Contact BLA Academic Advisor Nick Dreher (ndreher@uw.edu) or check our Homepage for dates for upcoming BLA Information Sessions.