Director: Ann Leone
The Landscape Studies Program at Smith, the first in a liberal arts undergraduate college in the United States, links architecture, landscape architecture, landscape history and theory, art, art history and literature with the sciences and social sciences to investigate critical issues in the built environment.
Students study the design, history, and politics of landscapes in the United States and abroad. We read histories, theory, and literary texts that express the great range of ways in which people inhabit, shape, and understand the landscape. In classrooms and in studios, we explore physical landscapes and design working plans.
The Landscape Studies Program links faculty, students, and courses in Architecture, Engineering, and Environmental Science and Policy; together, these people and programs produce a study of the design, ecology, politics, and human relationship to the environment that we believe is unique in the United States.