Departments of Landscape Architecture


The Department of Landscape Architecture offers a broad range of professional design discipline and vision that addresses both the built and natural environments, with the intent of making them meaningful and sustainable. In the era of globalization, the Department aims to foster a competitive and integrative approach to education and research to meet the challenges of the ever-changing contemporary society. The academic program of the Department of Landscape Architecture at GSES provides a convergent curriculum with practical solutions that addresses a variety of topics including environment, sustainability, ecology and urbanization issues.

Climate change will bring incomparable changes to cities in the future as well as landscape architectural practices. The Department seeks creative solutions to urban, ecological, and environmental problems. Its contribution to sustainable landscape architecture and urban design serves as an impetus to furthering Green Growth.

Asia is now emerging into the world. The future possibilities are limitless for passionate, creative and intelligent students well trained in educational institutions that recognize such opportunities. In response to the urgent needs for landscape design and planning leaders, the Department fosters the learning of essential knowledge and techniques, which allows students to make a difference in the future all over the world.

Environmental Landscape Architecture

Students in Landscape Architecture seek to define in diverse scales the functions and significance of open spaces that play key roles in human life and local communities. Contemporary society demands landscape architects with multidisciplinary approach who, based on intricate theory and unique design thinking, can demonstrate a wide range of technical knowledge and are familiar with various design and planning methods. The Landscape Architecture program provides an integrated curriculum that broadens the language of landscape architecture.

This academic program includes diverse studio courses, which implement the planning and design of integrated landscape architectural spaces of various scales such as gardens, parks, resorts, campuses and waterfronts. The program also offers theoretical courses, which stress a broad understanding of cultural contexts, scientific analyses, multifaceted design methodologies, and related policies. Students can also select practical courses such as media and representation techniques and planting materials, construction workshops.

Currently, one third of the studio courses are conducted in English. Global exchange programs and transdisciplinary education and learning with other departments are provided to enhance global competitiveness.