The Landscape Architecture Program at N.C. A&T is rooted in the university’s unique legacy, which includes its history as the largest publicly funded Historically Black College or University in North Carolina, as well as home to the A&T four who helped spark the civil rights movement in the South. The program has produced more African American landscape architects than any other accredited degree program. As such, the Landscape Architecture Program has been instrumental in supporting diversity within the profession. This social and geographical context provides a unique framework for studying landscape architecture, which is carried forward in service-based learning projects that often focus on underrepresented populations of the rural, urban and suburban South.
The Landscape Architecture Program at N.C. A&T prepares a diverse student body to become leaders within the field of landscape architecture. Students are instilled with the theoretical, technical and life skills necessary to address the complex and continually changing ecological and social challenges of the 21st century associated with the design, conservation and management of landscapes. Educational emphasis is placed on developing creative and critical thinking skills, high moral character and ethical behavior, exposure to various geographies and cultures, and an independence of mind and freedom of spirit.