DesignIntelligence, an AEC market research firm based in Peachtree, Georgia, recently released its analysis of the most admired design programs for the 2018-2019 school year.
The firm surveyed over 6,100 hiring professionals at architecture, landscape architecture and interior design firms across the country. Hiring managers were asked to select up to 10 schools that they most admire when they consider the quality of the program, the faculty at the school, the culture and the level of student preparation for their field.
The landscape architecture analysis only considered schools with programs accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.
Louisiana State University’s program remains in the top spot, while Cornell University jumped from the No. 5 spot to No. 2.
The University of Georgia’s ranking also improved, climbing from No. 7 last year to No. 4.
Pennsylvania State University slipped one spot to No. 3, while the previous No. 3 program, Ohio State University, fell to No. 5.
DesignIntelligence also asked respondents to rate schools based on 12 focus areas.
Here are the five most admired schools with landscape architecture programs for undergraduates, along with their ranking in specific focus areas. The report only listed the top 10 results for each focus area, so some of the following programs don’t have a score in a particular area.