Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tech Landscape Architecture Ranks at Top
Virginia Tech’s undergraduate landscape architecture program, in the School of Architecture + Design, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been ranked No. 1 in North America in the 11th annual America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools study by DesignIntelligence on behalf of the Design Futures Council.
Virginia Tech’s graduate landscape architecture program in the School of Architecture + Design College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been ranked No. 2 in North America, behind Harvard University in first place. In category rankings of the preparedness of recent graduates in a range of vital skills, Virginia Tech’s landscape architecture program ranked No. 1 in communication and computer applications, No. 2 in design, and No. 3 in sustainable design concepts and principles.
Last year, DesignIntelligence initiated a classification system for architecture programs that sought to look beyond a one-year ranking to a more multi-dimensional stratification of excellence. Since this new system, the Cramer Report, looks at a longer history of performance than the best schools rankings do, it will be presented every other year for each academic program area.
Last year, DesignIntelligence reported on architecture—Virginia Tech was ranked No. 1 with Harvard, Columbia and Yale. This year, the Cramer Report ranks landscape architecture. Virginia Tech’s landscape architecture program is named one of America’s World-Class Landscape Architecture schools with highest distinction.