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UGA’s College of Environment and Design ranked in top 10 nationally

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design earned top 10 rankings in four categories in DesignIntelligence magazine’s 2016-17 edition of America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools.

“These latest rankings reaffirm the quality our College of Environment and Design and just how innovative its degree programs are,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Thanks to the college’s extraordinary faculty, its students graduate ready to help create a more sustainable future.”

The America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools survey is conducted annually, and this year nearly 3,000 hiring professionals from the disciplines of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture participated. In the landscape architecture program, UGA’s undergraduate program ranked fifth in the nation and its graduate program ranked ninth.

DesignIntelligence also recorded responses from 40 academic leaders for its Landscape Architecture Deans Survey. In that survey, UGA’s undergraduate landscape architecture ranked third for its emphasis on integrating design, sustainability and technology.

In the Landscape Architecture Skills Assessment-which tallies responses from hiring professionals to determine which collegiate programs are strongest in educating for various skill areas-UGA ranked fifth for computer applications.

“In this era in which multiple professions and institutions are discovering the creative power of ‘design thinking,’ it is quite an honor to have our students and faculty counted among the very best,” said Dean Daniel Nadenicek.

The College of Environment and Design
The UGA College of Environment and Design is one of the most established programs of its kind in the U.S. and consistently ranks among the top 10 environment and design schools. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in landscape architecture and graduate degrees in historic preservation and environmental planning. For more information, visit