• September 14, 2015

    New students joined ASLA student chapter officers and a group of faculty to challenge themselves and begin working together the day before classes began this term. On August 25, 2015, 16 members of UKLA completed the Low Ropes Course at the Asbury University Challenge Course. The series of problem-solving initiatives are designed to foster teamwork, communication, problem solving, and decision making. UKLA has been using this experiential learning opportunity for more than a decade, but this is the first time our new students have had the experience. 

  • August 18, 2015

    This past summer, 12 Students in Carolina Segura and Tom Nieman’s travel abroad class had the opportunity to spent two weeks exploring Spain and France’s rural and urban landscapes and culture while visiting several distinctive cities, towns, and historic sites.

  • August 18, 2015

    University of Kentucky Design Week 2015 – In Motion: Walking | Biking from Town Branch Commons to the Arboretum.

  • May 15, 2015

    Brian Lee and Songlin Fei (Purdue University) published their article Central Appalachian Interior Forest Change from 2001 to 2011 for Kentucky” in the Journal of Conservation Planning (http://www.journalconsplanning.org/2015/JCP_11_3_Lee.pdf).

  • April 13, 2015

    Brian Lee, Jamie Adams (Class of 2008), and Steve Austin (Class of 1987) have published a chapter in GIS Application in Agriculture, Volume Four: Conservation Planning. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). The volume focuses on targeted practices and land use decision-making based on integrated analysis of landscape opportunities and constraints in order to protect soil and water resources. As part of the publication, there is also an opportunity to download step-by-step exercises for use and modification by users.

  • April 13, 2015

    Five faculty members and five students recently presented at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture annual conference at Kansas State University. Pictured from left to right are Karyn Loughrin, Brian Roach, Hannah McClure, Brian Lee, Chris Sass, Jayoung Koo, Ned Crankshaw, Ryan Hargrove, Nathan Wright, and Brandon Coggeshall. We are particularly proud of Karyn, Hannah, Brian, Nathan, and Brandon for their presentations as undergraduate students at a conference attended primarily by faculty members.

  • April 13, 2015

    27 Students in Ryan Hargrove's and Ned Crankshaw's UKLA design studios recently visited Indianapolis to study the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and other urban design projects. The class visited with faculty and students in Ball State University's graduate program in Urban Design, Eric Ernstberger of Rundell-Ernstberger Associates, Karen Haley of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and Pete Fritz, Healthy Communities Planner at the Indiana State Department of Health.

  • April 12, 2015

    The UKLA undergraduate landscape architecture program received continuing professional accreditation from the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board through 2020. The entire reaccreditation process takes approximately nine months of preparation and review. A visiting team of academics and practice professionals reviewed all aspects of the program using the department's self evaluation, student work, and interviews with university and college leadership, faculty and staff, current students, graduates, and employers.

  • February 26, 2015

    On Friday, February 27th, 2015, students will present portfolios to a distinguished group of professional landscape architects for review and feedback . This event goes back more than a decade and is an important part of our connection with the practicing community beyond the university. Our thanks to the dozen professionals that are coming from around the country to help our students.

  • February 24, 2015

    Chris Sass is one of six Landscape Architecture faculty members in the United States selected to leadLandscape Architecture Foundation Case Study Investigations. This research program teams faculty, student research assistants, and private or public practice Landscape Architects in the investigation of performance measures of completed projects.