In addition to ranking the best landscape architecture education programs, our first annual survey responders were asked which schools provided the best preparation for specialized areas of practice.

In addition to ranking the best landscape architecture education programs, our first annual survey responders were asked which schools provided the best preparation for specialized areas of practice.

Specifically, the question read: “Which landscape architecture programs do you feel are strongest in the following areas: design; analysis and planning; construction methods and materials; computer applications; research and theory.

Those queried were asked to list three bachelor’s and/or master’s programs, in order.

Where numbers are omitted indicates a tie.

The results:DESIGN

1. Harvard University

2. Louisana State University

3. University of Georgia

4. Kansas State University

5. UUniversity of Virginia

6. Ohio State University

7. University of Pennsylvania

8. Ball State University

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

University of California, Berkeley