From the Landscape Architecture website:
We explore the landscape's role in transforming the broader constructed environment by emphasizing deep linkages between site and systems, form and processes, practices and values. We take a critical approach that construes the design of the environment as a meaningful expression of what it means to be human in our time.
Landscape Architecture at UVA strives to educate and inspire the next generation of landscape architecture leaders. As a department, we develop critical perspectives on issues that affect landscapes across a broad range of scales, including issues of technology, social and environmental justice, ecology, and design culture. Drawing on the skills and expertise of internationally-recognized academics and practitioners, the Landscape Architecture, we promote a global perspective on socio-ecological contexts, inter-species articulation, cultural meaning, ecological fitness, and the challenges of adapting to a rapidly-changing environment. We prepare our graduates to be critical thinkers and global citizens to form a more inclusive and resilient world.