Design for a Resilient Future

The world needs landscape architects to tackle the pressing environmental issues of our time.

Landscape architecture involves the design of sustainable communities, the experiential quality of place, and the thoughtful stewardship of land. It is a creative STEM profession that encompasses the art and science of designing, planning, and managing the natural and built environments.

Images by fourth-year students Katie Davis, Yasser Frandin Perez, and Zoe Sermersheim. They show proposed interventions for Carrollton, KY.   

News and Events

Graphic announcing 2025 Design Career Fair

Save the Date

Our annual Design Career & Internship Fair returns on Friday, February 28, 2025.

We've moved!

As of March 2024, the Department of Landscape Architecture is located in the Gray Design Building. 

Calling all alumni!

Join us to celebrate the E S Good Barn on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

More Information

The University of Kentucky Landscape Architecture Program has been accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) since 1978. Our current accreditation is effective through 2027. The University of Kentucky Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The BSLA at the University of Kentucky is the only LAAB accredited degree program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky Department of Landscape Architecture (UKLA) Advisory Board is comprised of 15 landscape architects and its associated trades. Board members provide guidance to the department regarding academics, research, outreach, advocacy, and development. For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Sass.

The University of Kentucky, the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and the Department of Landscape Architecture respectfully acknowledge that the University of Kentucky sits on the traditional territory of the Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Hopewell, and Adena peoples.

Faculty and staff of the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are committed to creating an environment of mutual respect where students are encouraged to achieve their highest potential, regardless of, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, ability, and socioeconomic status. The goal is to work together as a diverse group of engaged students, faculty, and staff to ensure all feel welcome, safe, accepted, and included.


Department of Landscape Architecture

Gray Design Building

349 Scott Street

Lexington KY 40508



Department Chair

Chris Sass, PhD



Contact Information

Christopher K. Sass, Ph. D.
Associate Professor and Chair

S305 Agriculture Science Building 1100 S. Limestone Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 257-7295