Landscape Architecture

Posted October 18, 2019
  • David Gerard Gouverneur Malakoff, associate professor of practice, leads a review for a third-year landscape architecture studio. 

Landscape Architecture Earns High Marks from DesignIntelligence

Penn earned the third spot among the “Most Admired Landscape Architecture Schools” in the 2019 edition of America’s Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools from DesignIntelligence. Penn also earned the third spot in the nation among the “Most Hired From Landscape Architecture Schools.”

In the same report, the Department of Landscape Architecture was recognized among the 10 best programs in the country for graduates’ strengths in 11 different focus areas: communication and presentation skills, construction materials and methods, design technologies, design theory and practice, healthy built environments, interdisciplinary studies, practice management, project planning and management, research, sustainable built environments, and transdisciplinary collaboration.

Each year, for two decades, DesignIntelligence has conducted a nationwide survey which ranks undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of professional practitioners who hire and supervise graduates of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design programs. The 2019 survey received responses from over 9,000 hiring professionals from over 4,200 firms and professional organizations.

“To be successful, firms and organizations landscape architecture need people who are talented and well trained,” the survey’s editors note of the Most Admired designation.