Department of Landscape Architecture
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UF's Landscape Architecture program ranks 14th among nation's best design schools

November 24, 2009
The University of Florida undergraduate program in landscape architecture was ranked 14th in DesignIntelligence’s 11th annual America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2010 survey. The landscape architecture program was also named one of America’s World-Class Landscape Architecture Schools by DesignIntelligence’s Cramer Report, receiving the merit “with high distinction.”

The professional publication’s survey ranks accredited undergraduate and graduate design programs from the perspective of practitioners in the field. Respondents are required to be highly involved in the hiring and performance of graduates and are asked to indicate which schools produce the most prepared graduates.

The Cramer Report is an effort to look beyond one-year rankings to a more multi-dimensional stratification of excellence. DesignIntelligence considers the programs on this list among the best in the world.

Maria C. Gurucharri, associate professor and chair of the department of landscape architecture, said that the department is already looking ahead.

“We are committed to continually improving our undergraduate and graduate programs and are fortunate to have dedicated faculty and a wonderful group of talented students,” she said.