What Is Landscape Architecture?
Landscape architecture embodies the art and science of design, planning, and management of the land, including the natural and man-made elements upon it. Landscape architects plan and design places such as parks, golf courses, campuses, gardens, resorts, and transportation corridors. They also design and plan the restoration of natural places that have been disturbed by humans, such as wetlands, stream corridors, mined areas, and forested land. Landscape architects typically work with architects, city planners, civil engineers, and other professionals to design and build projects that value the needs of both people and our environment.
Landscape architecture in Nevada is defined by the arid landscape, importance of tourism, gaming and related activities, and a fundamentally pragmatic approach to solving problems. Most U.S. states’ landscape architecture registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board is the accrediting agency for landscape architecture degree programs. UNLV’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree is fully accredited by LAAB.
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Tuition & Fees
The Board of Regents of the State of Nevada approved a proposal in December 2010 for the School of Architecture at UNLV to implement differential tuition to the Upper Division Courses of the School’s four degree granting programs effective Spring 2012. Please refer to the Board of Regents Manual, Section 7, on Differential Fees for a breakdown of the additional costs associated with these programs. Get an overview of college costs and more specific architecture costs by selecting Advanced Search on the Tuition Estimator.