UGA College of Environment and Design

UGA College of Environment and Design We offer degree programs in Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Environmental Planning & Design.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVC7LHseOU Landscape Architecture has been taught at UGA since 1928, and has offered a graduate program since 1954. The undergraduate program has been accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects since 1952, as has the graduate program since 1954. The landscape architecture programs frequently hold national rankings, usually within the top 5 programs in the United States, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Historic Preservation graduate program within the College is also very highly regarded on a national level through the National Trust, and offers only one of two programs in the United States for a joint Juris Doctorate. The curriculum is recognized in Georgia as the first of it’s kind, with courses being offered since 1973, and its graduate program officially forming in 1982. The Environmental Planning & Design graduate program accepted its first students in the fall of 2009. It is a professional graduate program with an emphasis on a studio-based integrative planning process grounded in environmental and ecological principles. The Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, the newest program in the College, is an advanced doctoral degree, which will prepare students to propose and conduct research to support the design, planning, and management of the natural, cultural, and built environment though the integration of research methods and theories, innovative technologies, design and problem solving and research-driven solutions. Most unique to the College is the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, which was the first of its kind to be established in the United States in 1983. There are certificates offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, often in compliment and with value enhancement to other degrees. The faculty for the Certificate are all volunteer in capacity, and include a wealth of disciplines across UGA from such areas as botany, biology, forestry, ecology, soil science and marine science, as well as landscape architecture, business, sociology, law, journalism, the arts and other non-science areas and private industry.

A unique path to Crayfish Creek | Trout Unlimited
05/31/2020
A unique path to Crayfish Creek | Trout Unlimited

A unique path to Crayfish Creek | Trout Unlimited

"Fishing has always been a part of my life, but it was not until middle school I picked up fly fishing. I wanted to spend time with my old man doing something other than golf and fly fishing intrigued me. I immediately loved the effortlessly methodical nature of the sport. I grew up fishing streams....

#OurResponsetoCoronavirus Chris Sirmans, MEPD grad, was called to Albany, GA to assist the GA National Guard with their ...
05/31/2020

#OurResponsetoCoronavirus Chris Sirmans, MEPD grad, was called to Albany, GA to assist the GA National Guard with their coronavirus decontamination efforts. Read the rest of the story at https://buff.ly/2zAbJRX. #gastatedefenseforce

PERSPECTIVE VIEWAdedamola “Adé” Okunmadewa @adedamola_o2-Year MLA Program Project 3 for LAND 6040 – Community and Place ...
05/30/2020

PERSPECTIVE VIEW
Adedamola “Adé” Okunmadewa @adedamola_o
2-Year MLA Program
Project 3 for LAND 6040 – Community and Place Studio – Studio IV

The View tower is a public design project to create a world-class artistic and architectural landmark that will serve as the heart of the San Jose community. It highlights the city’s prestigious allure and creates a destination for people of all ages and abilities, residents and visitors alike.

The structure was inspired by the art of innovation and how discovery brings about new and different perspectives of life, since San Jose is known for its contributions to technological progress. Each elevated circular platform represents different innovations that have sprung up from San Jose, and the center pillar represents the city itself. The use of large curtain walls provides an almost unlimited view into the life and beauty of the city from different angles and levels of the tower.

The materials used for the structure are sleek steel and glass, alluding to the advancements in technology and computer science, which is arguably the backbone of San Jose. Colorful herbaceous plants and shrubs were used in the landscape to represent and appreciate the city’s diversity. Lighting features are also embedded in the vegetation of the landscape to commemorate The San Jose Electric Light Tower, which previously occupied the site.

With remote learning, designing from home was surprisingly not as difficult as I thought it would be. My main target was keeping my mental health in check during this whole pandemic. Since I was mainly designing on my laptop, I decided to work in various locations in my apartment just so I wouldn’t get bored or lose creativity! Plus, the CE+D faculty have continued to do a great job in informing and supporting us students during this crisis, which has helped with navigating these new circumstances.

#UGA #landscapearchitecture #design #MLA #CED #studio #WFH

Rosie never looked so tough 💪  Associate Professor Amitabh Verma recently released a series of truly unique posters enco...
05/29/2020

Rosie never looked so tough 💪 Associate Professor Amitabh Verma recently released a series of truly unique posters encouraging healthy practices. See the high-resolution series at https://t.uga.edu/60C #ugaced #art #artseries #visualdesign #poster

Excellent write-up from Emily Rogers, one of our undergraduates who is heading up the design work on a major river resto...
05/28/2020
A unique path to Crayfish Creek | Trout Unlimited

Excellent write-up from Emily Rogers, one of our undergraduates who is heading up the design work on a major river restoration project. For more on the Crayfish Creek restoration, see our story on it at https://ced.uga.edu/news_and_events/ced-undergrad-guides-river-restoration/ #uga Trout Unlimited Embrace A Stream Program

"Fishing has always been a part of my life, but it was not until middle school I picked up fly fishing. I wanted to spend time with my old man doing something other than golf and fly fishing intrigued me. I immediately loved the effortlessly methodical nature of the sport. I grew up fishing streams....

University of Georgia
05/28/2020

University of Georgia

Tucked away on North Campus, the Founders Memorial Garden was conceived, designed, and installed under the guidance of Hubert Bond Owens, the founder and first dean of the UGA landscape architecture program. Today, this 2.5 acre award-winning garden and associated historic buildings are managed by the UGA College of Environment and Design, and serve as a teaching resource and public garden for all campus users and visitors to appreciate.

College grads are entering one of the most uncertain job markets in recent memory due to the coronavirus. Now, obtaining...
05/27/2020

College grads are entering one of the most uncertain job markets in recent memory due to the coronavirus. Now, obtaining a graduate degree from the CED is easier than ever.

See the full details about our Quick Admit program on our website to learn how UGA grads can enjoy an accelerated and simplified application process. https://buff.ly/2zthb98

#covid19 #ugagrad #uga20 #classof2020 UGA Alumni Association

#OurResponsetoCoronavirusLETTUS, a student collective established through the CED, created a virtual crit lab to gather ...
05/24/2020

#OurResponsetoCoronavirus
LETTUS, a student collective established through the CED, created a virtual crit lab to gather project feedback despite online instruction. Now they're keeping it going with more engaging design-focused online content. Read more: https://buff.ly/2TxblKq

PERSPECTIVE VIEWGretchen Bailey3rd-year MLA ProgramProject 4 for LAND 6020 – Site Applications - Studio IIFor the final ...
05/23/2020

PERSPECTIVE VIEW
Gretchen Bailey
3rd-year MLA Program

Project 4 for LAND 6020 – Site Applications - Studio II

For the final project of the spring 2020 semester, our studio class designed the outside areas at the UGA Vet Med campus, reimagining it with a fictional purpose and stylistically inspired by a contemporary landscape designer. I recast the site as Ursula K. LeGuin High School, an innovative public school teaching autonomy, self-reliance, and collective responsibility. The design emphasizes food sovereignty and a feeling of student ownership of the space. Students help to produce healthy ingredients for their cafeteria by growing vegetables in space-saving keyhole beds and perennial fruit and nut trees. These features are part of an ecotone – a transition from native meadows to shrublands and an open-canopy forest in the heart, where a gathering pavilion, outdoor classroom, and laboratory are nestled among flowers and strawberries. In this design, I was inspired by Fumiaki Takano, the acclaimed Japanese landscape architect whose work combines ecology and long-term planning with participation and creative play.

As we moved to working on studio projects remotely due to the pandemic, it became a new challenge to do this large-scale project from home with a minimal setup. I needed to use pictures of drawings in less-than-ideal light instead of a scanner, convert my small kitchen table to a desk, and adopt a hybrid approach of digital and hand drafting. It was also a challenge working outside the studio environment, with limitations on immediate feedback from my fellow classmates and professors (in regular, in-person studio, there’s always someone to talk to). However, this project really stretched my problem-solving capacity, and I am impressed with what I was able to produce under the circumstances!

#uga #landscapearchitecture #design #MLA #ugaced #studio #WFH

Shout out to one of our MLA alumni! Meg Gaffney-Cooke leads a virtual program called "Plants During the Pandemic" for th...
05/23/2020
Plants During the Pandemic | Garden Club of Jacksonville

Shout out to one of our MLA alumni! Meg Gaffney-Cooke leads a virtual program called "Plants During the Pandemic" for the Garden Club of Jacksonville

View Larger Image Plants During the Pandemic Denise Reagan2020-05-15T14:30:03-04:00May 13, 2020|Programs| Meg Gaffney-Cooke, principal landscape architect at Blue Leaf Landscape and a Garden Club member, led our first virtual program called Plants During the Pandemic on May 7. Check out the recordin...

Congratulations, Donnie Longenecker! We love seeing our faculty making an impact.
05/21/2020
Two faculty members named Innovation Fellows

Congratulations, Donnie Longenecker! We love seeing our faculty making an impact.

They will spend the semester learning how to translate their research into marketable products

Five BLA students received award recognition at ASAI’s 35th Architecture in Perspective Professional and Student Competi...
05/21/2020

Five BLA students received award recognition at ASAI’s 35th Architecture in Perspective Professional and Student Competition. Four students received Student Awards of Distinction and one received Sergei Tchoban’s “Student Juror Award,” one of the highest honors of the competition. See the artworks at https://t.uga.edu/5Z8 #ugaced #asai #illustration #design #art American Society of Architectural Illustrators

#OurResponsetoCoronavirusMelissa Tufts, of the Owens Library and CED's Circle Gallery, chose to double down on her effor...
05/17/2020
Promoting Sustainability in Food Supply | News & Events | College of Environment + Design

#OurResponsetoCoronavirus
Melissa Tufts, of the Owens Library and CED's Circle Gallery, chose to double down on her efforts to sustainably produce organic food in response to the coronavirus pandemic. "Our nation's food system is vulnerable in many ways. [...] So, in a way, my rededication to our market garden is a local response to a national problem." Read the rest of the story (in her own words) on our website: https://t.uga.edu/5Yo #gardening #garden #sustainability #foodie #ugaced

 Melissa Tufts, of the Owens Library and director of CED's Circle Gallery, shares her thoughts on sustainability, Athens’ food system, and what she’s doing in response. 

It's #PreservationMonth! @savingplaces is highlighting the places where history happens. MHP students in the Historic La...
05/12/2020

It's #PreservationMonth! @savingplaces is highlighting the places where history happens. MHP students in the Historic Landscape Mgmt course got up close and personal with UGA's Founders Garden. Follow #PreservationMonth for more - 📸Photo credit MLA student James Shulte

05/12/2020
Essence of Place Virtual Art Gallery

Social distancing? No problem! Our Advanced Graphics students' work is exhibited in a sleek, ultramodern, totally virtual 3D art gallery. 41 astonishing works focused on the Essence of Place! Closes July 6 - https://buff.ly/2YXpHaw #vr #3d #design #ugaced

Head on over to Historic Athens to watch their Livecasts with all kinds of experts across a variety of fields--from stud...
05/11/2020

Head on over to Historic Athens to watch their Livecasts with all kinds of experts across a variety of fields--from students to Mayor Girtz to state representatives! Series continues until June 26

#OurResponsetoCoronavirusLawrie Jordan, CED alum and executive at GIS giant ESRI, created a dashboard to track the globa...
05/10/2020

#OurResponsetoCoronavirus
Lawrie Jordan, CED alum and executive at GIS giant ESRI, created a dashboard to track the global spread and response to the coronavirus. See how powerful data and intuitive mapping helps millions. Read the story here: https://buff.ly/2WcE5tU
[screenshots of the dashboard were taken April 15 and do not reflect up-to-the-minute data]

Congratulations graduates! Watch our special commencement video message Friday at 3pm with addresses from Dean Hirt, gue...
05/07/2020

Congratulations graduates! Watch our special commencement video message Friday at 3pm with addresses from Dean Hirt, guest speaker Chris Hite (BLA '87 and President of @dixhite) and our program coordinators. See the video on our website (https://ced.uga.edu/news_and_events/2020%20Spring%20Commencement/) or watch on YouTube! #ugaced #uga2020 #ugagrad #UGAGradMasters #commencement

#OurResponsetoCoronavirusProfessor Amitabh Verma (Instagram @red.corvus) has long been promoting drawing and sketching a...
05/04/2020

#OurResponsetoCoronavirus
Professor Amitabh Verma (Instagram @red.corvus) has long been promoting drawing and sketching as tools to manage stress and anxiety. Now he’s using those skills in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read his story on our website: https://ced.uga.edu/our_covid_response.html . #coronavirus #ugaced #art #medieval

04/29/2020
UGA Miller Learning Center - MLC

Celebrate Reading Day with some virtual snuggles! Thank you to our friends at the library for moving Paws and Relax online this year 😍🐶🐱📚

Students, Paws and Relax has gone virtual. We’re bringing you a special online Pet Parade. Follow us for a daily Paws and Relax during finals. UGA Libraries is here for you! Get help at libs.uga.edu/chat
#ugalibs #ugamlc #pawsandrelax #virtualpawsandrelax #finishthedrill and #ugaonline.
See below for fun facts and special messages from the pets in our video parade. Good luck on finals!

Spot and Noisy Boise
Human: Camie
Noisy Boise and Spot are kittens who like naps and play time, especially when it involves a tree.

Cal & Yogi (Cal Ripken & Yogi Berra)
Human: Suzy
Cal & Yogi say, "Good luck, study hard and jump in the lake when you are done!" They are registered with Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Hank & Pippi
Human: Melissa
Hank enjoys doing his favorite tricks on the farm. Pippi prefers hunting grasshoppers.

Maizie
Human: Kathy
Maizie is a Georgia Hound Dog/Lab mix who loves to do tricks, and work with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Maizie's motto is "live in the moment!"

Harry
Human: Margie
Harry is a DSH tabby with white socks who knows the meaning of the words "treats," "milk," "window," and "brushing," He does not seem to know the meaning of "Do not scratch that couch."

Violet
Human Jill
Violet is a Dilute Torbie (mackerel tabby with orange streaks) who enjoys: biting everyone, wrestling with her sister Harriet, cursing at squirrels, and lounging. She hates squirrels.

Samson Lee Adamson
Human: Lacy
Samson Lee is a Golden Retriever who wants to remind students that self-care is important. Remember to take breaks while studying, go outside, stretch your legs, and start again ready to conquer that final! Samson Lee is registered with Happy Tails, Inc.

Bamm-Bamm
Human: Mandy
Bamm-Bamm is a short-haired grey cat whose favorite hobby is “meowing my greetings to my humans when I want attention.” You're almost done--hang in there!

Miss Rupert (Rupie) and Pumpkin (Punkie)
Human: Mandy
Rupie is a tuxedo cat, and Punkie is a white and mackerel tabby. Their favorite hobby is to chase each other around the house They say, “We're too young to be in school -- we hope you are enjoying it! You've got this!”

Sadie
Human: Tanya
Sadie is an 8-year old yellow lab and is a rescue, who belongs to Alliance of Therapy Dogs. We hope you all do really great in your tests and hope to see you soon. We love and miss you all.

Bella
Human: Leandra
Her favorite hobby is chasing squirrels in our backyard and going on walks. Bella would tell students to just relax in the sunshine and everything will be a-okay! Her human would tell students to trust in themselves and the work they've done all semester. Things are weird right now, but you've got this!

#OurResponsetoCoronavirusDaniel Sizemore, park planner for ACC and CED alum, recently launched "The Hub," a one stop sho...
04/26/2020

#OurResponsetoCoronavirus
Daniel Sizemore, park planner for ACC and CED alum, recently launched "The Hub," a one stop shop for Athens' response to the coronavirus. Demographic data, city information, bed counts, and more combine for a powerful tool for all Athenians. Read the rest of Daniel's story at https://ced.uga.edu/our_covid_response/
#ugaced #coronavirus #parksandrec

Congratulations to our 2020 Honor Graduates! Four students will be graduating with honors from our programs. Join us in ...
04/26/2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Honor Graduates! Four students will be graduating with honors from our programs. Join us in celebrating their achievements and wishing them the best as they continue their careers in the Environment and Design industries #ugaced #conGRADulations #graduation #honorgrad

04/22/2020
Message from the Dean: The Importance of Space

Dean Sonia Hirt shares encouragement and reiterates the importance of physical spaces in a new video. Stay safe, and be well! https://youtu.be/z1CRj18zalg

Dean Hirt shares encouragement and highlights how our current situation makes us appreciate even more the importance of physical spaces. - Music credit to Da...

Our world is different today. But we are Bulldogs, and we can make a difference. Be Prepared to Shape Our World.Visit Ca...
04/18/2020

Our world is different today. But we are Bulldogs, and we can make a difference. Be Prepared to Shape Our World.

Visit CallingAllDawgs.uga.edu #callingalldawgs #uga #design #coronavirus

For any of us who are working and studying from home and are missing campus, UGA Dining Services is serving up some grea...
04/16/2020

For any of us who are working and studying from home and are missing campus, UGA Dining Services is serving up some great recipes! 🍏🥑🥞🥪🥤

By request, here's the Snelling Monterey Skillet recipe! Thanks for your input — more recipes to come!

Shout out to Professor Scott Nesbit for his shout out on UGA Today! He and his students are documenting the current pand...
04/16/2020
Libraries to document COVID-19 for posterity

Shout out to Professor Scott Nesbit for his shout out on UGA Today! He and his students are documenting the current pandemic alongside UGA's stellar librarians. #historicpreservation #coronavirus #covid19 #digitalhumanities

UGA’s Special Collections Libraries seek diaries, other documents from Georgians.

Our faculty and staff share their well-wishes for our students amidst the coronavirus outbreak.Stay safe, be well, and w...
04/08/2020
Hello from the CED | College of Environment + Design

Our faculty and staff share their well-wishes for our students amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

Stay safe, be well, and we hope to see you very very soon! We are all so proud of our student body adapting to these unprecedented times.
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https://ced.uga.edu/hello_from_the_ced/

Faculty and staff from UGA's College of Environment and Design share their well-wishes for our students amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

The deadline for CED's Summer Design Camp has been extended to April 15 - get your application in before then! All risin...
03/29/2020

The deadline for CED's Summer Design Camp has been extended to April 15 - get your application in before then! All rising high school seniors with an interest in design and the built environment are encouraged to apply.

Please note that as of now, we are still planning to hold Design Camp June 7-13, but are closely monitoring the developing situation with COVID-19. Should it need to be canceled or postponed due to public health concerns, we will notify applicants of that decision.

For more info, and applications, visit https://ced.uga.edu/designcamp/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVC7LHseOU Landscape Architecture has been taught at UGA since 1928, and has offered a graduate program since 1954. The undergraduate program has been accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects since 1952, as has the graduate program since 1954. The landscape architecture programs frequently hold national rankings, usually within the top 5 programs in the United States, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Historic Preservation graduate program within the College is also very highly regarded on a national level through the National Trust, and offers one of only two programs in the United States for a joint Juris Doctorate. The curriculum is recognized in Georgia as the first of its kind, with courses being offered since 1973, and its graduate program officially forming in 1982. The Environmental Planning & Design graduate program accepted its first students in the fall of 2009. It is a professional graduate program with an emphasis on a studio-based integrative planning process grounded in environmental and ecological principles. The Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, the newest program in the College, is an advanced doctoral degree, which will prepare students to propose and conduct research to support the design, planning, and management of the natural, cultural, and built environment though the integration of research methods and theories, innovative technologies, design and problem solving and research-driven solutions. Most unique to the College is the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, which was the first of its kind to be established in the United States in 1983. There are certificates offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, often in compliment and with value enhancement to other degrees. The faculty for the Certificate are all volunteer in capacity, and include a wealth of disciplines across UGA from such areas as botany, biology, forestry, ecology, soil science and marine science, as well as landscape architecture, business, sociology, law, journalism, the arts and other non-science areas and private industry.

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