The Department offers a wide variety of courses and receives increasing recognition for its leadership in the use of innovative teaching methods in studio courses, its research on emerging landscape design issues, and its community-building services.
Our courses integrate the development of core design skills with our research, teaching and service focus on urban ecological design. Highlights include:
- Culturally-based place making, through design build studio, cultural landscape, and community design studios
- Ecological infrastructure through natural processes, ecological planning and design, and landscape technology studios
- Design for ecological literacy in all coursework
- Participatory design in advanced landscape architecture and interdisciplinary studios
The University of Washington Course Catalog provides a general description of all Landscape Architecture Department offerings, which are summarized here on our web site for your reference. Please see our recent, current, and upcoming course sections for more detail.