Conway School of Landscape Design


The Conway School is a small, ten-month graduate program in sustainable landscape planning and design. Conway grants a Master of Science in Ecological Design. The Master of Science program is structured around classes and the production of near-professional-level projects for residential clients, municipal agencies, and non-profit organizations. To receive the degree, a student must demonstrate an understanding of design theory, of natural and built environments, of design communication, and of professional practice.

The academic year at the Conway School is based on three core design projects. Learning is applied in one small site-scale and two community projects (at the larger regional scale in the winter and at the scale of a large site master plan in the spring). Project work requires the student to inventory and analyze site conditions, work with clients, integrate information, apply concepts, communicate to various audiences for a variety of purposes, and synthesize, condense, articulate, and illustrate designs for a particular site and client.

The mission of the Conway School is to explore, develop, practice, and teach design of the land that is ecologically and socially sustainable.


The intention is to:

  • provide graduates with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to practice planning, design, and management of the land, that respects nature as well as humanity;
  • develop ecological awareness, understanding, respect, and accommodation in its students and project clients;
  • produce projects that fit human use to natural conditions.

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Region : 7


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