The UGA 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 of 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.
The America’s Best Architecture and 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 degree program ranked third.
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.