Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.)

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.)

Program objectives

If nature, landscape and environment are important to you and you are interested in playing a role in shaping Israel’s open and built spaces, Landscape Architecture is the field for you.

Landscape architects design sustainable realities and a better future. The landscape Architecture Track prepares students for a bachelor’s degree and employment as designers and planners of the physical environment, and is the only such program in Israel that grants a professional bachelor’s degree (B.L.A.) in Landscape Architecture accredited by the Engineers and Architects Regulations Act, and qualifies graduates for registration and licensing.

Landscape architects are in high demand in Israel and worldwide. Graduates usually start working during their studies, and demand for skilled professionals is higher than supply.

The Landscape Architecture curriculum provides students theoretical and professional skills in environmental design and planning, while striving to set a balance between developing the built environment and conserving our natural habitats. The program emphasizes design, ecological, cultural, social, engineering and economic aspects of designing spaces, as well as critical examination of approaches to research, analysis, assessment and design.

Curriculum

The program lasts four years, during which students are required to complete160 academic credits.

The coursework covers varied subjects including landscape design in built environments, landscape design and conservation of open spaces, landscape design of large infrastructure projects (such as railways, highways, power plants) and more.

The program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to analyze and devise solutions to complex design problems and develop their abilities as designers.

The Landscape Architecture curriculum includes design workshops (studio classes) in a range of topics, areas and scales, in which students contend with central problems in landscape design while considering various aspects related to design of spaces and human-environment relations. The core curriculum provides up-to-date theoretical and professional knowledge in complementary subjects including theory and history, urban and landscape ecology, vegetation recognition and vegetation design, soil and topographical design, landscape representation, details, materials and technology, simulations, modeling and mapping in geographic information systems (GIS), and parametric design software (such as ContextCapture and Rhino)

Landscape architecture is based on complex geometries found in nature. The Faculty has access to advanced digital tools (such as CNC with 3.5 axes, 3D printers, and robots) that enable students to learn, explore, design and create complex geometric shapes.

In addition to courses in landscape architecture, students are exposed to a wide variety of courses from other Tracks at the Faculty, in humanities and social sciences, art and architecture, and engineering and natural sciences, to complete the landscape architect’s multidisciplinary foundations.

Admissions requirements

A total score is calculated for all candidates, based on three factors:

  • Psychometric test score or ACT/SAT score
  • Grade point average from the Israeli Bagrut certificate, Technion Prep program or equivalent exams from abroad
  • Score on the Landscape Architecture Screening Test, whose goal is to reflect students’ creativity and assess their observational and analytical skills, spatial thinking and verbal and graphic expression

This calculator (Hebrew) can be used to calculate students’ admissions prospects.

Application

To apply, click here (Hebrew).

Contact

Talia Madjar, Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, Room 311, Amado Building, 04-8294006, arcstud@technion.ac.il

Associate Professor Assaf Shwartz, Head of the Landscape Architecture Track, Segoe Building, Room 605, 04-8294106, shwartza@technion.ac.il