Students enrolled in the in the Landscape Architecture program at Purdue University are a tight knit community. Small class size and group projects allow students to get to know each other as designers, learners, and colleagues. The Purdue Society of Landscape Architects (PSLA) organizes social and educational activities for its membership. The landscape architecture studios are vibrant spaces where ideas come to life and friendships are formed. Students are granted 24/7 access to their studio facilities and are assigned exclusive work stations.
Students in the program frequently travel to visit and experience potential and established landscapes. Past trips have included Chicago, Topeka, Savannah, Charleston, and Toronto as well as a number of destinations within the state of Indiana. Students also have the potential to study abroad in Ecuador, England, Scotland, Sweden and New Zealand.
Following their third year of study, students undertake a 40-week period of internship under the mentorship of a professional design office. This immersion into the world of professional landscape architecture provides an essential ingredient to the educational experience at Purdue University. The dynamic curriculum, strong sense of community within the program, and a hands-on approach to education prepares students to become successful practitioners of the craft of Landscape Architecture.