Landscape Architecture Research and Practice

Steel Landscape ModelImage:  Landscape model created by MLA students, Aiden Fudge and Elias Sodersten.

SEDRD is dedicated to research, practice and education in the design, planning, conservation, preservation, management and development of cultural and natural environments in both Canadian and international settings.

The Landscape Architecture BLA and MLA program boasts internationally recognized faculty, complemented by practicing professionals and critics.  They have expertise in teaching, practice, outreach and research and bring a variety of education backgrounds and interests that span broad areas of the profession, adding significantly to the richness of the student learning experience at Guelph.

Students in landscape architecture undertake design and research projects focused on sustainable communities, urban design, national parks and conservation areas, ecological restoration, golf courses and waterfronts, urban parks, urban agriculture, community design, therapeutic landscapes, heritage conservation, land reclamation and remediation and tourism planning and design etc.

A listing of recent Master of Landscape Architecture theses can be found in the MLA Thesis Abstracts attachment at the bottom of this page.

For more information about faculty research projects, please visit the profiles in the People section.

Centre for Canadian Landscape Architecture Archives

These important archives house landscape architecture historical resources, ideas, and information not available from any other source.  This project aimed to make the work of such great Canadians as the Dunington-Grubbs, the Stenssons, Lois Lister, George Tanaka, Macklin Hancock, Roger du Toit Architects and many others  See details on the McLaughlin Library Archives for the Centre for Canadian Landscape Architecture Archives

University of Guelph’s Master of Landscape Architecture theses since 2011 can be searched via The Atrium, the institutional repository hosted by the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library.  Below you will find as an attachment, the MLA thesis abstracts from the last five years.

Studio V Journal

Established in 2015, Studio Vantage Journal is a student-run journal of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph. Studio V aims to support, stimulate and showcase excellence in LA student and faculty work. It also gives space to practitioners and the University of Guelph community outside Landscape Architecture to reflect on the latest developments in landscape architecture, design, ecology, geography and beyond. The journal welcomes submissions addressing any aspect of Landscape Architecture’s diverse practice and academic fields, Canadian and global perspectives.