Department Facilities & Resources
Located on the fourth floor of Kennedy Hall, the Department of Landscape Architecture offers students access to comprehensive facilities that include a public gallery, classrooms, faculty offices, a computer lab, a state-of-the-art maker space and an outdoor terrace.
The social and academic hub of the department is the high-vaulted ceiling studio space and mezzanine that houses more than 100 dedicated studio desks. Because they maintain the same desk throughout the academic year, students are encouraged to personalize their workspace, which in turn provides a measure of stability throughout the week as they move from class to class. Here, each of our undergraduate and graduate students is on an equal footing: with 24/7 access to the department, a vaulted studio is a dynamic place of exchange unlike any other on Cornell’s campus, fostering cross-percolation of ideas and perspectives, both during and after classes.
Located on the fourth floor of Kennedy Hall next door to the studio, the Fabrication Lab is a dedicated, professional-grade maker space that provides landscape architecture students and faculty with state-of-the-art equipment for digital design and material research.
Located on the fourth floor of Kennedy Hall next door to the studio space, the Department of Landscape Architecture’s Computer Lab provides students with a full suite of the most recent, industry-leading graphic software products for drafting, 3D modeling and design visualization.
Grants & Scholarships
The Department of Landscape Architecture offers our undergraduate and graduate students a wide range of financial opportunities through grants, scholarships and discretionary funding to help defray costs of tuition, travel, field trips and conferences.
As one of the leading research institutions in the United States, our students have ready access to Cornell’s world-class library system. At the opposite end of the Ag Quad from Kennedy Hall lies the Albert R. Mann Library, whose collections are dedicated to life sciences, agriculture, applied social sciences and human ecology; a short walk away, students will find the John M. Olin and Uris Libraries for social sciences and humanities as well as the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library, with its scaffolding of 100,000 dramatically-suspended books designed by renowned European architect Wolfgang Tschapeller.
Albert R. Mann Library
Albert R. Mann Library serves as the library unit for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. Mann Library’s circulation consists of materials supporting research and discovery in the life sciences, agriculture, applied social sciences and human ecology. Additionally, students have access to technology services, including a computer lab, software, equipment loans, and printing and scanning services. Mann Library is also home to mannUfactory, a popular maker space that provides on-site fabrication consultation.
kgj2 [at] cornell.edu (Keith Jenkins), GIS & geospatial applications librarian, serves as the Mann Library representative for the Department of Landscape Architecture.
Mui Ho Fine Arts Library
Located in Rand Hall at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Mui Ho Fine Arts Library is one of the largest architecture libraries in the Northeastern United States and provides a wide collection of materials on architecture, art, city and regional planning, and landscape architecture. Designed by renowned European architect Wolfgang Tschapeller and featuring a cloud of 100,000 books suspended from the ceiling of Rand Hall, Mui Ho Library is one of the most dramatic and memorable interior spaces on Cornell’s campus. The library houses both undergraduate and graduate landscape theses.
John M. Olin and Uris Libraries
Featuring nearly 2 million print volumes, 2 million microforms and 650,000 maps, the John M. Olin and Uris Libraries collection in the humanities and social sciences comprises the university’s largest information resource. Students and scholars praise this collection for its depth and breadth, its completeness, its physical condition and its accessibility. The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections is of special interest to landscape architecture students since it houses one of the largest collections of early landscape architecture drawings and projects, with a special focus on early women practitioners. Uris Library is home to the A.D. White Reading Room, one of the most beautiful spaces on Cornell’s campus.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers landscape architecture students services in career development, including support and resources in alumni networking, job and internship searching, and job materials assistance.
BSLA students can seek career services through the Career Development office in 140 Roberts Hall, as well as the broader Cornell Career Services. MLA and MPS students can reach out to the Office of Professional Programs and Extended Learning, located in the graduate student lounge on the second floor of Kennedy Hall.