Landscape architecture leads the field

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The UGA College of Environment and Design’s landscape architecture programs received top national rankings for a fifth year in a row. The bachelor’s program was ranked first in the nation, and the master’s program was ranked second in the 2009 edition of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools. Both programs have placed in the top five for the past five years. Graduates of the college also placed first in three of seven skill assessments used in the ranking, including sustainable design, security design and computer applications. Both graduate and undergraduate programs offer Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification as part of the curriculum. Only 14 percent of the programs surveyed nationally can match that claim, putting UGA at the cutting edge of sustainable design. UGA’s College of Environment and Design is the only college in the U.S. dedicated specifically to landscape architecture and historic preservation and features the largest landscape architecture faculty anywhere. For information about the college, go to http://www.ced.uga.edu.

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