DesignIntelligence ranks Cal Poly LA Program 3rd in Nation and Best in West

DesignIntelligence ranked Cal Poly's landscape architecture program third among the top 20 undergraduate programs in the nation, based on a nationwide survey of hiring firms. Last year the program was also highly ranked, placing sixth. The survey once again ranked Cal Poly "Best in the West." Cal Poly's LA program has been rated as the top program in the 13-state western region every year since 2005, when the DesignIntelligence survey first began ranking public and private landscape architecture degree programs.


“We have a highly dedicated faculty who constantly orchestrate their quality teaching with their scholarly development. I am not surprised that our BLA program has been rated, year after year, as the best landscape architecture program in the West and as one of the top programs in the nation,” noted Prof. Omar Faruque, department chair.

Hiring firms rated Cal Poly's landscape architecture program first in the nation in educating students in construction methods and materials. Based on a survey of 40 deans and department heads, Cal Poly ranked third among the most admired programs in the nation "for its excellent integration of design, technology and implementation."

The DesignIntelligence rankings have become a tool for students choosing academic programs that will launch their design careers. DesignIntelligence is a bi-monthly journal published by Greenway Communications LLC for the Design Futures Council, an interdisciplinary network of design, product, and construction leaders exploring global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the industry and the environment.

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