Welcome Back to Spring 2019

Welcome back to the Academy of Art University, School of Landscape Architecture’s Spring 2019 Semester!!

Our onsite students will be experiencing some changes as we are joining our Architecture and Interior Architecture & Design brethren at 601 Brannan!!

Among the many benefits is the easy access to the fabrication facilities such as Wood Shop and Metal Shop.

Hope everyone has a great and successful Spring Semester!!!

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The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley – Berkeley

Dan Kiley (1912-2004)

Jan 15, 2019- to Feb 09, 2019

University of California Berkeley


The University of California Berkeley is hosting an exhibition of the extensive and diverse work of Dan Kiley from Jan 15, 2019- to Feb 09, 2019. Spanning more than a half century, Kiley is an internationally recognized Modernist.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation: Dan Kiley Article

Online Exhibition

Agnes R. Katz Plaza, half-acre public plaza, opened in 1999 in Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District.






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Internships!! It’s time to apply!!

It’s the New Year and we are attaching a link to Landscape Architecture Summer 2019 Internships. Most deadlines will be coming up at the end of this month so please do not hesitate to apply!

If you need assistance with the Cover Letter and Resume the Academy of Art has a Career Development program available for free, email for an appointment at careerdevelopment@academyart.edu

2019 internships at landscape architecture firms close soon


Every year (December-January and May-Jun) landscape architecture firms advertise internships for those who are studying or just graduated to work for a 2-4 month period in their offices. Below are some of the firm’s listings that WLA has collected from around the web. Please show us some thanks by …

See you Spring 2019!!

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Soul of an LA Firm- CASE STUDY

Do you have a desire to own your own business? Start your own firm? Join us Tuesday, November 13th at the Cannery where Philip Frankl will be speaking about doing just that!!


Watch for updates as this event will be streamed ONLINE!!!

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Drones, a tool for the modern Landscape Architect

Please join us!!

LAN alumnus Eric Arneson will be presenting a Drone workshop for landscape architects. He will be discussing how drones are used to create hi-res aerial photography of a site, mapping contours and vegetation, and how to create a 3-d model from the drone data. He will also be discussing how landscape architects use this data in their site planning and design work.

Watch Online:

Guest Speakers Videos Site: https://speakers.academyart.edu/landscape-architecture/dronedemo.html

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0K4Z8I4xqQ

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PARK(ing) Day!!! Friday, September 21

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Welcome Back!!! Fall 2018

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Get the help you need to succeed!

ARC Workshops and Labs start next week!

This is free help for your art and design classes. Visit http://academyart.edu/workshops-onsite to download a schedule.

There is also unique online support for students taking LAN courses. Visit Online Director Heather Clendenin’s online office for her Landscape Architecture workshops:
Any time between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, Pacific Standard Time.
  • Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

For more about online tutoring opportunities, visit https://www.academyart.edu/workshops-online.


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Are Smart Parks the Parks of the Future?

Among other surprising factors, smart parks conserve water, groom themselves, activate and deactivate, self-heal, and improve public health for their visitors without a negative impact to the environment.

How smart can a park be? The Luskin Center created a toolkit to assist landscape architects and city planners in creating sustainable, useful, and innovative urban parks.

The toolkit:

  • identifies technologies that could be or have been used in parks,
  • presents a rating system for those technologies,
  • provides guidance for park management on implementation, and
  • determines potential partnerships and funding strategies for implementing SMART Parks.


Interested in learning more? Read “Smarter Parks, Smarter Cities” by Kelsey Jessup with the ASLA.org.



The rendering above was created by Diana (Dan Liao). Diana graduated from the AAU School of Landscape Architecture in December 2017 with her MA.

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Spring 2018 Landscape Architecture Workshops and Language Labs

Dear All Landscape Architecture Students,

Get the grades you want this semester: attend a workshop!

Workshops are like office hours with instructors:

  1. Arrive any time within the workshop time slot.
  2. Work with the instructor on whatever you need.
  3. Leave when you want.

Students who attend these workshops see improvements in their grades and more confidently complete projects.

Unsure which workshop to attend? Send me an email and I’ll be happy to help.

Sunday dates available this semester! The calendar is attached and more information is available below.


Kathryn M. Baldwin

Academic Administrator

Academy of Art University

Landscape Architecture

2801 Leavenworth [The Cannery]

San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone: 415.618.8265


Instagram and Facebook: @AAULandArch

Landscape Architecture Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule

  1. Digital Graphics and 3D Modeling with Instructor David Vasquez:
    1. Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm: 4/19/18, 04/26/18.
    2. Sunday: 1pm-3pm: 3/11/18, 03/18/18, 4/29/18, 5/6/18, 5/13/18
      1. In room 300-P
    3. Landscape Studio and Graphics with Director Jeff McLane:
      1. Thursday, 3-5pm: 3/8/18, 3/15/18, 4/12/18, 4/14/18, 4/26/18, 5/3/18, 5/10/18
        1. In room 300-C
      2. Site Planning and Natural Factors with Instructor Todd Gilens:
        1. Wednesday, 3-5pm: 3/7/18, 3/14/18, 4/11/18, 4/18/18, 4/25/18, 5/2/18, 5/9/18
          1. In room 300-B
        2. Online: Landscape Graphics Workshop with Online Director Heather Clendenin:
          1. Every Wednesday, 3:30pm-5:30pm February 21st through May 9th.
            1. In Director Heather Clendenin’s Adobe Connect Office Space
  • Reminder: Workshops will not run during school holiday closures.
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