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Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University

The Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University has pledged to "foster the will and ability to plan, design, build, and manage regenerative communities" through our mission statement. We believe that the professions of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Contracting should strive to connect art, culture, and the environment to provide society with places that people love and that are cognizant of a holistic, ecological model of design. Our students explore subjects such as the design process, storm water design, energy flow, native landscapes and plant materials, green infrastructure, sustainability, community planning, and regional planning.

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Mississippi State University’s Department of Landscape Architecture has added its considerable talent and expertise to the Welty Garden team, providing assistance with the development of a long-term landscape management plan. A group from MSU recently visited the Welty House for a two-day charette, coordinated by Welty Garden restoration consultant Susan Haltom. Details and photographs of their visit may be viewed here...

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Credit to: The Eudora Welty Foundation

It is important to note that we have great departmental facilities as our mini-campus (built in 2003) creates an excellent setting for the teaching, research and outreach we do at the department. Our facilities have been designed to fit our mission: to foster the will and ability to plan, design, build and manage regenerative communities. The location and the initial design of our facilities allow us to be active in continued shaping and development of our mini-campus through design/build studios and collaborative work of students and faculty in our courtyard as well as the Garden Education Teaching and Training Site (GETTS) to a campus-wide significant the Wetland Education Theater (WET) project right next to our facilities in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife which is a student envisioned concept that is further developed professionally for implementation by one of our alum, Mr. Robert Poore, ASLA. In addition the university campus has been experiencing major development for new residence halls, new dining facilities, and a new classroom building, new south entrance road from the Poorhouse Road. Lee Hall having received major restoration and renovation, is now housing the Office of the President, Provost and several Vice-Presidents.

The Greater Starkville Community is also experiencing a significant growth and development. The new conference center in the renovated/restored Mill has triggered several new commercial and residential development along Stone Boulevard adjacent to the campus. A new city hall is about to be completed providing an anchor and a landmark at the end of the western end of Main Street. I feel like I am a part of an exciting, ongoing experiment that will improve the lives of citizens and students for many years to come. Despite all of these developments, the city still keeps a small town atmosphere and do not have the congestions of a large city. All of these developments and observing the development process makes living in this community a joy...

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Credit to: MSU Department of Landscape Architecture

The MSU Department of Landscape Architecture is embracing modern design theory.

Credit to: Bill Evans

Check out some of the work of the students at MSU.

Credit to: Yazan Mahadin

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