Landscape ArchitectureOktibbeha County Heritage Museum award

The Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University has pledged to "foster the will and ability to plan, design, build, and manage regenerative communities" through our mission statement. We believe that the professions of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Contracting should strive to connect art, culture, and the environment to provide society with places that people love and that are cognizant of a holistic, ecological model of design. Our students explore subjects such as the design process, storm water design, energy flow, native landscapes and plant materials, green infrastructure, sustainability, community planning, and regional planning.

Faculty Project

Survey reveals growing niche for native plants

The Southeast has an opportunity to capitalize on the green movement, according to a Mississippi State University consumer survey. Interest in using or selling native plants, however, has increased considerably in recent years among the three groups surveyed.

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Student Project

 Forested Stream Exhibit at the Crosby Arboretum

Duane Dietz and Karen Smith from Jones and Jones, Seattle joined Bob Brzuszek's graduate class to assist with a design charette for a Forested Stream Exhibit at the Crosby Arboretum, MSUES.

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National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Design + Build

Design + Build involves students in both design and construction. Students learn to balance conception of an idea through hands-on building. The design process becomes circular, which creates a greater opportunity for learning. See some of the great Design + Build projects we have undertaken in the last few years.