Study Landscape Architecture at CU Denver

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A Message from the Chair of Landscape Architecture

Welcome to Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver!

We are excited to have you study landscape architecture with us!  It is a dynamic and multifaceted field encompassing design, planning, environmental, and social considerations. Our Master of Landscape Architecture program will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in this exciting field and make the positive difference in the world you seek to make.  We are a joyful and close-knit community of co-learners and can’t wait to meet you.

I invite you to contact me, our advisor, CAP admissions, and our faculty to learn more about our program.

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Landscape Architecture Studios | Fall 2023

MLA Contacts

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Roxy New

Senior Course Coordinator & Graduate Academic Advisor for MURP, MUD, MLA, MSHP, & PhD


Roxy’s passion for working in higher education began while she was completing her undergraduate degree in social work. She received both a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Oklahoma, and upon completing her master’s in 2014, she began her career in academic advising.

Since this time, Roxy has worked at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Texas, and now the University of Colorado Denver in advising and course management. At CAP, Roxy advises for Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), Master of Urban Design (MUD), Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Master of Historic Preservation (MSHP), the PhD in Geography, Planning, and Design, and many graduate certificate programs. She also oversees course scheduling, rooming, and development as the Course Coordinator for the college. 

In her free time, Roxy loves going to movies at the Alamo Drafthouse and tending to her ever-growing houseplant collection. She has one black cat name Lino, who has joined her on each of her cross-state moves. 

Meet Current MLA Students

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Emily Beeson

Department Nominated Olmsted Scholar

"I’m inspired to study landscape architecture because it is part of a cycle that can be restorative—for society, ecosystems, the mind, body, and soul."
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Michelle Lazarz

ASLA Student Org Chair

"After making the decision to switch careers, I knew I’d have to go back to grad school to pursue my Master of Landscape Architecture. I looked at programs all over the county but was drawn to CU Denver because of its setting within an urban environment surrounded by unique landscapes like the shortgrass prairie and the Rocky Mountains and foothills."
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Steven Pearlman

Horticulture Club Chair

"I chose to study Landscape Architecture at CU Denver because it’s a field that fundamentally incorporates conservation biology and social justice issues, and can create functional spaces that dramatically improve the health of people and nature. Something that I’ve learned so far in this program is that landscape architecture influences our lives on a daily basis and has the beautiful ability to connect people with their environment."
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