Begin your journey at the College of Environment + Design

CE+D provides nationally-accredited, inventive, and demanding programs in landscape architecture, historic preservation, environmental planning & design, and environmental ethics. We cultivate not only the skills you need to work as professional designers and practitioners, but the individual passions you have to make a difference in your world.

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Our newest graduate program, Environmental Planning + Design, accepted its first students in the fall of 2009. It is a professional graduate program with an emphasis on a studio-based integrative planning process grounded in environmental and ecological principles.[/restab]
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The Historic Preservation graduate program at CED is very highly regarded on a national level through the National Trust, and offers only one of two programs in the United States for a joint Juris Doctorate. The curriculum is recognized in Georgia as the first of it’s kind, with courses first offered in 1973, and its graduate program officially forming in 1982.[/restab]
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Landscape Architecture has been taught at UGA since 1928. The undergraduate program has been accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects since 1952, as has the graduate program since 1954. Both programs often hold national rankings, frequently falling within the top 5 programs in the United States.[/restab][/restabs]

Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus in Feature Piece by National Park Service

Cari and Fielding from NPS article

Check out this recent NPS feature article on Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus and her career in Cultural Landscapes. “Cari’s professional experiences across the NPS and academia have made her uniquely qualified to teach cultural landscape preservation and to collaborate with students and educators from diverse backgrounds. Her work draws upon history, ecology, design, planning, and management. One of the most important […]

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SHPO visits the Hurt-Rives Plantation

On Sunday, September 17, members of the Student Historic Preservation Organization visited the Hurt-Rives Plantation near Sparta, GA.  This National Register listed site is currently owned by  Bob and Susan Woodall who run Fort Creek Farms from the property selling sustainably raised grass fed beef, pastured chicken, free range eggs, and pet goats. Second year MHP student and former Fort Creek Farms employee […]

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Professor to Speak at Georgia Drone Summit

Associate Professor Cari Goetcheus will be speaking at the Georgia Drone Summit regarding the use of drones for heritage conservation. Held October 20 & 21st at the Athens Classic Center, visit to learn more about the 1 1/2 day event and to register. There is a discounted rate for students. From the website: “In addition to plenty of networking time, this […]

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Site Interpretation Class explores Central Georgia

Students in Dr. Wayde Brown’s Site Interpretation Class recently took a three day field trip through Central Georgia to explore interpretation at different sites. Leaving on Thursday, September 7, and returning on Saturday, September 9, students were able to visit a variety of sites in the Central Georgia region. Students began their first day at the Old Governor’s Mansion in […]

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First Year Odyssey Students Explore Historic Preservation at UGA

First-year students participating in MHP Professor James Reap’s Odyssey seminar explored historic preservation projects at UGA as part of their course titled “Is There a Future for the Past? An Introduction to Community Heritage Preservation.”  The course uses Athens as a laboratory to explore how communities go about preserving their natural and cultural heritage for future generations.  A major focus […]

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Stephanie Stuckey: Atlanta’s Chief Resilience Officer to Speak at College of Environment and Design

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The College of Environment and Design will host a public lecture by Stephanie Stuckey, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta. The lecture will take place in lecture hall 123 of the Jackson Street Building at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th. The topic will be urban resilience in the twenty-first century. Ms. Stuckey received both her undergraduate and […]

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Associate Professor Ashley Steffens Presents Design for Park Redevelopment

Steffens plan in Brunswick News

Associate Professor Ashley Steffens presented a design for the redevelopment of a public waterfront park in Brunswick, Ga. this summer. Steffens and her father, also a landscape architect, redesigned the park to include retail and dining space, a native garden, and a water play area equipped with water fountains. Click here to read more.

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