University of Georgia College of Environment & Design

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University of Georgia College of Environment and Design
Type Public
Established 1928 - First classes
Dean Daniel J. Nadenicek
Location Athens, Georgia, USA
Website College Homepage

The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design (CED) is a college within the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, United States.


Landscape Architecture has been taught at UGA since 1928. The former School of Environmental Design (SED) transitioned to become the College of Environment and Design (CED) in 2001. It was the first new college at UGA since 1969. The CED provides nationally-accredited, inventive, and demanding programs in landscape architecture, historic preservation, environmental planning & design, and environmental ethics, and has been consistently rated as one of the top landscape architecture schools in the United States.[1][2] The school was named the #1 Landscape Architecture program for undergraduates in the nation, as well as #3 for post-grad studies in the list of top 15 Landscape Architecture Schools for 2006.[2][3] On July 1, 2007, the Institute of Ecology separated from the College after joining with the former SED in 2001, becoming the Odum School of Ecology, the first stand-alone academic school of Ecology in the United States.[4][5]

CED contains the Owens Library, as well as the Circle Gallery. The library's Hubert Bond Owens and John Linley Image Collections contain photographic records of numerous Georgia architectural sites and landscapes ranging in date from the 1940s to the 1980s. City planning guidelines from 1989 or later for various Georgia municipalities are also part of the library's collections.[6][7]


The following units are part of CED:

  • Environmental Ethics Certificate Program
  • Founders Memorial Garden and House


  • Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP)
  • Cultural Landscape Laboratory (CLL)

Degrees offered[edit]

The College of Environment and Design offers numerous degree tracks.[8]


The following undergraduate degree is offered by the CED:

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

Graduate degrees[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty member and landscape architect George Hargreaves received a B.L.A. degree from CED in 1977.[9] Leerie Jenkins, Jr., Chairman/CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, also obtained a B.L.A. in 1970.[10]


  1. ^ "Survey of Best LA Schools Released". LAND online: landscape architecture news digest. American Society of Landscape Architects. December 13, 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ a b "DesignIntelligence Releases List of Top Landscape Architecture Schools". LAND online: landscape architecture news digest. American Society of Landscape Architects. December 19, 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Landscape Architecture Schools: The Top 15". LandscapeOnline. Landscape Communications. February 10, 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  4. ^ Shearer, Lee (February 2007). "Independent school of ecology waiting for final approval". Athens Banner-Herald. Morris Communications. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  5. ^ Dendy, Larry B. (June 22, 2007). "UGA to open nation's first School of Ecology July 1; John Gittleman named dean". News Release. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Office of Public Affairs News Service. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Owens Library". Digital Library of Georgia. GALILEO. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  7. ^ Newton, Tracie (July 7, 1999). "Display pieces together part of Jackson County's history". Athens Banner-Herald. Morris Communications. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  9. ^ Gewertz, Ken (February 6, 1997). "Landscape Alchemist". Harvard Gazette. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  10. ^ Marden, William (May 7, 2004). "Jenkins makes a name for himself at the top of his industry". Jacksonville Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 

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