Student experience

Our students (about 40 BLA and 80 MLA) take courses that range from practice-focused studios; to hands-on courses in the technical skills (like landscape construction and digital graphics); to lectures and seminars to learn the contextual background (history and theory) necessary to become as landscape architects. They bring these together in capstones, internships, and independent research. These projects allow our students to apply the knowledge they gain and to guide their learning experience.

This page gives a sense of the experience of students in the program including a few tours of the spaces where our students work and some stories that highlight the incredible opportunities our students have participated in and created for themselves. Enjoy!

Take a Tour of Gould Hall including the landscape studios

Virtual Open House Tour [PDF]

Take a Tour of Makerspaces at CBE

  • Summer Design Build 2022 in Traena, Norway

    August 12, 2022

    We welcome back some of our students who went to Traena, Norway to complete their Design/Build with Daniel Winterbottom and co-instructors Luka Jelusic and Mate Rupic!  A group of 16 students, some matriculated at UW, left the US in the middle of June 2022 to work on a design/build project on a small island off…

  • Spring Design Build and Celebration at Kline Galland

    July 1, 2022

    On June 7, 2022 Kline Galland celebrated the completion of this year’s Design Build with a dedication ceremony officiating the space as the Marty Bender Family Garden. Read more about this project.

  • WASLA | Call for Design Leads – Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures

    May 11, 2022

    For the next cohort UWASLA Youth Outreach; Empowering BIPOC Youth: Pathways to Sustainable Design Futures, will be working with DRCC Youth Corps on a series of events to redesign Jack Block Park. We are looking for people interested in joining the events to lead the youth in the process of design. Please refer to the…

  • PAC Transit Oriented Drawing (TOD) on Saturday May 21st

    May 11, 2022

    Join the UW//LA PAC on Saturday, May 21st for Transit Oriented Drawing from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Participants will receive a complimentary sketchbook, provided by Pacific Lighting Systems. Event begins at 10:30 AM at the University of Washington station and head off to sketch the surrounding areas near the U District, Roosevelt and Northgate…

  • APWA (American Public Works Association) UW Chapter Officer Openings

    May 9, 2022

    Why join us? Opportunities to develop relationships with local professionals in the field of public works to not only understand future career opportunities but also get direct leads on employment! We also host resume reviews as well as networking sessions and tours to public works sites like the UW Power Plant and SeaTac International Airport.…

  • Perlego $20,000 scholarship

    May 9, 2022

    The applications for 2022 open today (April 18th). The deadline is August 20th. These are the scholarship details: One grand prize winner will receive a scholarship of $5,000/year for 4 years of college/university. In addition they will receive a 1-3 month internship after graduation. Scholarship is open to current high school and college students meeting…

  • 2022 WASLA National Conference Stipend Application

    April 12, 2022

    WASLA National Conference Stipends will be awarded to: ● Two student members of ASLA. Applicants must be enrolled in a university Landscape Architecture program in Washington State. ● Two emerging professionals that are current ASLA Washington Chapter members. Emerging professionals are those who graduated from university in the Class of 2017 or more recently. The…

  • Internship Opportunity with Seattle Public Utilities

    April 12, 2022

    Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking two (2) interns for the Drainage and Wastewater (DWW) Line of Business to support the DWW Policy Program.   Policy interns will be responsible for supporting policy development by collaborating with staff across DWW, SPU, and broader City family to facilitate policy development, research policy issues, evaluate potential solutions,…

  • Introducing Ride Now!

    April 12, 2022

    Ride Now offers on-demand rides to eligible riders by providing ride vouchers up to $20 in value through Uber, Lyft or Yellow Cab to anywhere they want to go. While you don’t have to live in Seattle to use the service, your trip does have to start or end in the Seattle city limits. Riders can…