Design Alumni Spotlight: Master of Landscape Architecture Program with Lora Martens, '11
Join alumna Lora Martens, MLA ‘11, for this webinar to learn more about our Master of Landscape Architecture program and her path to practice and teaching. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member in The Design School, Lora is also founder and principal for Studio M Landscapes. Join our webinar on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to learn more about Lora’s journey and about the Master of Landscape Architecture program.
About the Master of Landscape Architecture Program:
The MLA is designed to enable students to engage with the community in projects that focus on improving the ecological and social health of the urban environment, with emphasis on sustainable outdoor environments.
The projects in the graduate program in landscape architecture can include large-scale work encompassing urban design, landscape reclamation, open space preservation planning, ecological landscape design and projects at the more intimate scale of a neighborhood park or residential backyard. Emerging areas of focus include biotechnical design, construction of greenways, green roofs, living walls and urban agriculture, as well as the design of healing environments.
The Design School is committed to the merging of global and local contexts and concerns and, toward this end, graduate students in their final year go abroad for two weeks as part of their studio course. To date, students have traveled to Argentina, England, Ethiopia, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Spain and Turkey. The school also offers a number of summer study abroad programs in an effort to extend the student opportunities for global engagement.
The curriculum in this accredited Master of Landscape Architecture degree program is designed to prepare students for the professional practice of landscape architecture and for advanced study at the doctoral level. In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.
Since 2011, when the first class of students graduated with master's degrees in landscape architecture, ASU alumni have found employment with nationally recognized landscape architects in multinational firms and within public municipalities and agencies.