Landscape Architecture at U of G

Posted on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

An overhead view of the landscaped grounds at the University of Guelph.
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Combine your love of art, science, and the natural world with the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program (BLA) and open the door to countless opportunities available for landscape architects – across Canada and worldwide!

Landscape Architecture as a profession

Landscape architecture is a profession that combines art and science to design attractive, functional and sustainable outdoor spaces. Landscape architects work with other professionals to plan, design and manage public spaces such as urban plazas, parks, conservation areas, golf courses and so much more. They balance human use and enjoyment with environmental health to conserve our outdoor spaces for future generations.

U of G offers Canada’s ONLY accredited undergraduate landscape architecture program. BLA is a professional undergraduate degree with an established international reputation for producing skilled and sought-after graduates.

Highlights of BLA

  • Our Reputation
    • Our undergraduate and master’s-level programs boast a world-wide reputation as a centre for landscape architecture education.
  • Experiential Learning
    • In addition to hands-on learning in labs and studios throughout this program, every BLA student can complete an internship OR an exchange in their third year
  • Atmosphere
    • Be inspired by your creative, concerned and intensely involved peers and faculty members who love working together
  • The OAC Family
    • The BLA program was founded under the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) in 1965! Fifty-six years later, the OAC community includes 3,700 diploma, undergraduate and graduate students, 35,000+ alumni, 140 faculty and 600 staff members. This community shares a strong sense of purpose: To Improve Life by inspiring leaders, generating knowledge and creating innovative solutions for food, agriculture, communities and the environment.

What our students say

Last year, we met up with graduating BLA student, Cara Lozano, who was featured in our most recent Student Viewbook (we also offer an AODA accessible viewbook).

Cara is a great ambassador of U of G’s Landscape Architecture program, and she had lots to share with us.

“Choosing the BLA program at U of G was an obvious decision for me. I love the opportunity to work with practiced landscape architects. The small program size also helps the student environment and allows for our professors to really get to know us.”

Learn More about BLA

Want to learn more? Check out some of our previous blog posts about this program:

Facts About Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Still want more? Sign up on our website and indicate your interest in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree to receive program-specific information, updates on your application and exclusive invitations to events.

Next Steps

Ready to apply? Just fill our the online application at OUAC.on.ca and start your journey today!

Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll also need to submit a Background Information Form (BIF) as part of your application. In this form, you will explain more about your interest in the program and what you think you can contribute to the field. For fall 2022 admission, the BIF must be submitted by March 1, 2022.

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