Landscape Design
Grow students' landscape love!

What landscape or travel experiences have you had that continue to inspire or inform your work today?

We are on a mission to expand impactful opportunities like these for our undergraduate landscape design majors.

 

Many of our students have not traveled outside Montana, to National Parks or Native American reservations within Montana, or to renowned landscape architecture projects around the U.S. Help our students become innovative, conscientious, and sustainable designers through experiential learning opportunities in Montana communities and across the U.S.

 

100% of your gift goes to student travel for opportunities, such as:

  • service-learning studio design projects
  • student research and conference participation
  • professional development and conference attendance
  • independent design projects across Montana

 

Examples of the students and projects your generosity supports:

 

Tara

 

Meet Tara. She attended the national ASLA Conference in San Diego.

 

"I feel even more compelled to pursue a career in landscape architecture. I attended various symposiums -- one being a discussion on interpreting Native American cultural heritage through design. The symposium highlighted the value of cultivating historical perspectives, and cultural references that Native American culture brings to the landscape -- something to which I strongly believe in."

 

 

Jackie

 

Meet Jackie. She visited a project site and facilitated a design workshop at Blackfeet Community College (BCC) in Browning, Montana.

 

"The whole visit was very meaningful and impactful. It surprised me that the president of the BCC and various community members came to participate. It made me realize how impactful collaborating with the BCC could be for the whole community. It also shows that this community deeply cares about providing an environment on campus that is safe for everyone, provides opportunity for education and cultural expression, as well as preserves and conserves the land."

 

 

esben

 

Meet Esben. He is traveling to collect data for an undergraduate research project.

 

"For me, traveling to visit case studies in Baltimore and Philadelphia has given me the opportunity to both see the sites I study first-hand and to interview the landscape architects and people who use the sites. While reading about the sites is informative, directly interacting with them informs my research on a much more holistic level and has a major impact on the quality and depth of my analysis."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny

 

Meet Johnny. He presented a research poster at the Idaho-Montana American Society of Landscape Architecture Rendezvous conference and won a student portfolio scholarship.

 

"Traveling to the conference last spring provided a great opportunity to connect with many potential employers, view award winning work in the region, and to explore the current issues facing the landscape architecture field. The conference also gave me and my fellow students a platform to share our work with not only professionals, but with LA students from the University of Idaho."

 

 

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