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Landscape Architecture

The Master of Landscape Architecture Program (MLA) is an accredited three-year professional degree designed for individuals who have completed the bachelor's degree in a field other than landscape architecture. The program offers a studio-based curriculum integrating design, ecology, fabrication, and representation. Emphasis is given to developing mastery of design through a series of design studios that investigate a range of landscape scales from sites to regions. The program seeks applicants whose academic and professional interests focus on the civic landscape.

The program is offered through the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) in Old Town Alexandria, which operates as the metropolitan extension of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) in Blacksburg. Established in 1998, the program's location within the National Capital Region enables interdisciplinary collaboration with architecture, natural resources, and urban planning programs and contact with myriad public and private cultural and artistic institutions.

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Laurel McSherry
Associate Professor and Director
Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center
1001 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 706-3013

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