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


Jodi Stock

Manager of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
  • for Graduate Programs


Jodi Stock is a native of Denver and has worked at CAP for seven years.

Initially, starting as the Operations Coordinator for the college, Jodi moved into graduate admissions and recruitment in 2018. As the Manager of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, Jodi represents CAP at recruitment events for prospective students and leads various recruitment events here at the college. She is often giving tours of the college to prospective students and admitted students. Jodi also oversees the application and admissions processes for admitted students.

Prior to working at CAP, Jodi worked in sales and marketing in the music business and lived in Los Angeles for ten years. As the music business began to change, Jodi’s interest in academia grew. She always knew that she would move back to Denver, and after moving back, she finished her bachelor’s degree at MSU.

As a “non-traditional” student, Jodi ran a wine shop while completing her bachelor’s degree. From that experience, Jodi saw the challenges that students face in trying to complete their education and she wanted to pursue a career where she could help students with their education goals. While Jodi loves living in Denver, she also loves traveling to Berlin and is learning German.

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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