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Landscape Architecture Student Named Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellow
Demonstrating enthusiasm for teaching and learning and a willingness to innovate during a pandemic-altered semester earned Bailey Johnson recognition as the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in CAAS for the 2020-21 academic year.
Virtual Roller Coasters on Old Main - Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
This video showcases LAEP student Kyle Young's submission for his final project for his advanced geospatial analysis class at Utah State University while pursuing a degree in Landscape architecture.
A Space For Everyone
Like all built landscapes, they are physical manifestations of the attitudes, perceptions, and values of the people who create them. The problem is that often the creators don’t fully consider how people who are different from themselves might want to use...
Meet the Woman Who’s Working to Beautify, Protect and Share America’s Wilderness
Angus continued her education, ultimately receiving a master’s degree in landscape architecture through Utah State University. As a graduate student, she worked on a project investigating the potential for trust lands outside of Big Water, Utah.
USU/UofU Team Wins Grand Prize in the 2021 Utah Real Estate Challenge
Three USU LAEP students and their two teammates at the University of Utah were recently named winners of the 2021 Utah Real Estate Challenge and claimed the contest’s $20,000 grand prize.
A Loss Written on the Land
To design the site, the tribe has partnered with an interdisciplinary group of students and professors from Utah State University’s Quinney College of Natural Resources and the university’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. ...
Opportunities on the Path to Becoming Professor Christensen
Professor Keith Christensen has been promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning.
Xeriscaping North Sanpete High will save water
Utah State University’s department of landscape architecture and environmental planning has agreed to bring down faculty and students to do xeriscaping of the property.
Taking a Virtual Leap: Landscape Architecture Professor Helps Design Studios Transition Online
Due to unprecedented events resulting from the spread of COVID-19, faculty at Utah State University and colleges and universities across the country faced the challenge of moving their classes online in just a matter of days. Some classes transitioned to ...
Taking a Virtual Leap: Landscape Architecture Professor Helps Design Studios Transition Online
LAEP Department Head Sean Michael has been impressed with George's efforts to explore online formats, even before the current situation arose. "Beginning in his Ph.D., Ben was asking hard questions about how technology can be empowering..."
Beyond Ramps & Buses: Studying Obstacles to Community Living for People with Disabilities
Utah State University faculty members Keith Christensen and Ziqi Song were recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to examine community planning and policies throughout communities on Utah’s Wasatch Front and the participation of individuals with disabiliti...
A Life in Tableaus Presented in Inaugural Professor Lecture
Biographies usually have chapters, but if you are a Quebec-born artist you might call them tableaus, “Living scenes that depict important moments of my life,” said Caroline Levoie at her Oct. 29 Inaugural Professor Lecture. Lavoie recently was promoted to...
USU LAEP Students' Studio Project Receives Second Statewide Award
During the Fall 2018 semester, students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning’s (LAEP) Urban Theory and Design studio, led by Caroline Lavoie, completed a project with the City of Ogden. Their work, which previously receiv...
USU Moab to Expand Tech Offerings
USU PSC systems student Josh Martin was selected as the August 2019 UServeUtah Member of the Month. Martin is the manager at the USU Student Organic Farm and loves planning, planting and watching produce grow.
Virtual Reality and the Future of Design
Virtual reality (VR) isn’t the wave of the future. It’s now. VR allows us to immerse ourselves in another world without leaving the comfort of our homes. Effectively, it provides the next best thing to a real-life experience. Although frequently associate...
USU Student Group Wins Third Place in National Stormwater Challenge
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a group of students from Utah State University have won third place in their annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. The group competed against 39 other teams from across the nation with th...
LAEP Welcomes New Faculty Members
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning announced two new faculty members focused on environmental planning and design studio work.
International Sketching Artist Visiting Utah State University April 11-13
The Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) Department is hosting international sketching artist, Jim Richards, for a public forum, all-day sketching workshop and a sketch walk the second week of April. Non-LAEP students and the public ar...
The Impact(s) of Legacy
Over the past 45 years, USU’s Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) department and Extension specialists have engaged Utah’s rural communities through a variety of design-based activities. While these projects have contributed to the re...
Sean Michael named Fellow of CELA
Professor Sean Michael, head of Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) is among the five professionals inducted as 2019 Fellows of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).
Caroline Lavoie Teaching Award
Caroline Lavoie, associate professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, is the recipient of the 2019 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Faculty Award of Excellence in Design Studio Teaching at the Senior Level. The or...
Building Landscape Architects in Bengaluru
Moving to Bengaluru, India, for an internship, a city with more people on one street than in the entire town of Inkom, Idaho, was a big step for Ashely Casperson, a Utah State University senior studying landscape architecture and environmental planning (L...
Students and Faculty Work Together for Design Charrette
Students, professors, and friends of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning recently came together to create a comprehensive plan for the City of Layton during the annual Charrette.
Sean Michael, Outstanding Alumnus
Congratulations to Sean Michael, head of our Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, who was honored by his alma mater, the College of Architecture at Texas A&M, as its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year!
Wind Turbine is New Addition to Landscape Architecture House
A new wind turbine was recently installed and is providing electricity to the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) home. The home is a teaching tool to inform visitors about the various green technologies in and around the house. Learn...
USU LAEP Students Win Spirit Award at National Conference
Students and faculty from Utah State University’s LAEP recently travelled to Los Angeles to attend the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, where they won a school spirit competition for showing their Aggie pride.
USU Students Create Award-Winning Plan for Ranch and Ability Center
A team of students in Utah State University’s LAEP created a plan to convert the Hinckley Ranch, located in Ogden Valley, into an ability center with facilities for equine therapy and community gatherings.
USU Professor Honored for Creation of Landscape Digital Library
Benjamin George, assistant professor in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library.
USU LAEP Students Receive Dean's Prize for Redesign Project
Two teams of students in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning were honored at spring semester’s end with the Third Annual Dean’s Prize for their projects that reimagined a prominent area of the USU campus...
USU LAEP Students and Faculty Work to Improve Animal Shelter
Following site visits, online meetings with people in the area and countless hours of analyzing information about the landscape, human and animal needs, budget constraints and the local economy, the students presented ideas to more closely connect the cit...
USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS RECEIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Students in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning recently received the American Planning Association – Utah Chapter’s highest honor for creating an open space plan for a rapidly growing part of the Wasatc...
LAEP House Grand Opening
Logan’s Hillcrest neighborhood has a “new” energy-efficient, accessible, 1940s-vintage addition thanks to donor support and the administrators, USU Facilities, and faculty and students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning...
USU LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS EXPAND HORIZONS IN NEW YORK CITY
Fifteen students from Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) learned from prestigious landscape architects and explored notable landmarks on a ten-day educational trip to New York City.
USU LAEP PROFESSOR CREATES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY
Benjamin George, LAEP assistant professor, was recently honored for his creation of a digital landscape architecture library. The tours contain immersive panoramas that showcase the unique beauty of gardens such as the Château de Villandry in France and t...
Emeritus Professor to Join Academy of Fellows
Craig Johnson, professor emeritus in Utah State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP), was selected as one of five in his field to be inducted into the academy of fellows by the Council of Educators in Landsca...
Trip to Germany Provides Fresh Perspective for USU LAEP Students
During the past summer, ten students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University spent over a week bicycling around Germany, learning about German culture, visiting universities there and analyzing publi...
Making Rain Work at the Heart of Campus
The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) announced that a group of students from Utah State University have won third place in the annual Campus RainWorks Challenge. The group competed against 39 other teams from across the nation.
LAEP Faculty Honored
Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) faculty members Sean Michael and Caroline Lavoie were honored this spring by the international Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).
Join the LAEP Department as we sketch with Jim Richards April 12 & 13, 2019. Jim will teach both on-location sketching techniques and design concept sketching techniques.
Aggie Landscape Architecture Students Bring Skills to Pocatello, Idaho
Utah State University landscape architecture students are partnering with the City of Pocatello, Idaho, to complete a 2-year visioning project. After discussing the city’s needs with people in the community, the students found that the Portneuf River, par...