The Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture provides a collaborative, design studio-based higher educational experience in a vibrant urban setting. Our students develop creative problem-solving skills and lifelong intellectual curiosity while pursuing their own design philosophies, preparing them well to make a positive impact on the built environment as professionals.
Spring Break: Dubai
Experience a glmpse of what some of our students encountered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Term Abroad: Antwerp
Follow the ongoing adventures of our students under the supervision of Dr. Paul Gleye in Antwerp, Belgium
Dedicated faculty members immerse students in a supportive, one-on-one instructional environment, encouraging learners to keep their minds open and follow their individual approaches to design.
We foster a collaborative learning environment, where students, faculty and staff help each other discover and create knowledge, cultivate skills, and apply techniques to solve problems related to the design of built environments and the landscapes that surround them.
Design thinking is a special form of thinking where diverse theories, concepts and ideas are synthesized in the creative solving of design problems. Design thinking helps us move from the current worlds we inhabit to imagined ones.
ALA Spring Lecture Series
Wednesday February 27th: Lori Ryker
Friday April 5th: Candy Chang
Monday April 8th: Moorhead and Moorhead
Now Playing: Us at the Fair
Hundreds of visitors checked out our Design Build display at the Minnesota State Fair, where we took a project from start to finish during the two-week event.
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