Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Improve outdoor spaces.

As a landscape architect, you will create and improve natural and built environments using art, technology, natural systems and an understanding of human behaviour. You’ll graduate prepared to design communities, neighbourhoods, urban centres, play spaces and outdoor recreational areas anywhere in the world. The challenge? Designing places that are as attractive as they are useful and sustainable.

You’ll learn from talented professionals and have freedom to explore ideas. Similar in format to a studio art program, your projects are self-directed and require verbal and design skills. Studio projects and design workshops help you understand the professional methods that ensure design success. Students find work placements through our large (and global) alumni network, and enjoy the opportunity to study for a semester abroad. This is the only accredited program of its kind in Canada.

*The landscape architecture program is fully accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Council (LAAC) of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, meeting the educational requirements for entry into the professional associations of landscape architects across Canada, North America, and abroad.

Sample First Year Courses

  • Design and Communications Studio
  • Humans in the Natural World
  • History of Cultural Form
  • One of: Anthropology; Philosophy; Psychology; Sociology
  • Foundational Design Studio
  • Planting Design
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Philosophy of the Environment
Curious about courses in your second, third or fourth year? Check out the Undergraduate Calendar

Sample Careers

  • Landscape architect
  • Urban design/Community design Facilitator
  • Environmental design and remediation consultant
  • Resort, destination and attractions designer

Background Information Form (BIF)

Applicants are required to submit a Background Information Form (BIF) as part of their application to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. The BIF will be considered in conjunction with academics to determine admissibility. The BIF becomes available in December and the submission deadline is March 1, 2022.

Estimated Cutoff Ranges

Admission is determined through a combination of academic grades and the Background Information Form (BIF). See above.

Our students have worked on:

  • Toronto Beltline, A Smart-track Go Station Design; Toronto
  • Xianyu Wellness Resort; China
  • Mesopotamian Heritage Tourism Landscape Project; Hillah, Iraq
  • Resilient Landscapes (Barrier Bay); Carlisle Bay, Barbados
  • Winter Outside, Urban Playground; Edmonton
  • Riverfront Regeneration; Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jardin de Metis International Garden Festival in Grand Metis; Quebec
  • Kayanase Ecological Landscape Restoration; Six Nations 
  • Ebb & Flow, Reconnecting Iqaluit; Nunavut

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