Landscape designer Program
After forty-three years of providing the Washington DC area with knowledgeable and talented landscape designers, GW’s Landscape Design program is winding down its offerings, and will not accept new applications after Summer 2016.
If you have been considering joining the program or finishing your certificate or master’s degree, now is the time to do so! We are assembling our last class for the foreseeable future, and with enough committed students, we will ensure that it is taught to the end with the same rigor and passion for which we are known.
The field of landscape design is growing and evolving to meet today's challenges and tomorrow's world.
The very best designers combine an understanding of ecosystem functions with the power of a beautiful aesthetic. They offer creative, environmentally-responsible design solutions that achieve their clients’ goals and satisfy state and local regulations.
GW’s Sustainable Landscapes program will allow you to build your practice with the latest knowledge and sustainable design skills: urban ecology, stormwater management, soil conservation, native plants and urban food production.
The program is designed for Landscape and Allied Professionals:
- Public Garden curators
- Grounds managers
- Natural resource managers
- Watershed stewards
- Green industry Architects and designers
- Entrepreneurs and more...
I started the GW Masters program in Landscape Design/Sustainable Landscapes as I was preparing to retire from my Federal career. I expected to gain knowledge from the program but, in reality, what I received was so much more. After completing the program I felt as if my career path was ‘re-booted’. I gained a fresh perspective on my profession, my passion, and my career.”
- Alex Belano, Landscape Designer
Take Your Career to the Next Level — Gain the knowledge that will put you in demand and allow you to outshine the competition. Sustainable design principles promote business practices that are good for your clients, good for the bottom line and good for the environment.
Expand Your Technical Skills — The challenges of energy efficiency, climate change and water quality are coupled with increasingly complex rules and regulations. Learn how to navigate these challenges confidently and competently.
Learn from Experts in Sustainability and Design — Our expert faculty of practicing professionals bring a wealth of current, real-world knowledge to the classroom.
Gain a Transformative Experience — The program fosters a collaborative learning environment. A hands-on participatory approach to learning is fostered in studio, in the field and online.
Designed for Working Adults — Classes only meet 2-3 weekends per semester in combination with online coursework, allowing students to maintain their professional schedules. Classes held at GW's Graduate Education Center, Arlington, VA.