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University of Georgia College of Environment & Design

University of Georgia College of Environment & Design

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


In 2001, the CED was formed by combining the Institute of Ecology with the School of Environmental Design (SED) and has been consistently rated as one of the top landscape architecture schools in the United States. 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. On July 1, 2007, the Institute of Ecology separated from the College, becoming the Odum School of Ecology, the first stand-alone academic school of Ecology in the United States.

CED contains the Owens Library. 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.


The following units are part of the CED:

  • School of Environmental Design
  • Environmental Ethics Certificate Program


  • Center for Community Design, Planning and Preservation (CCDP)
  • Academy of the Environment

Degrees offered

The College of Environment and design offers numerous degree tracks.


The following undergraduate degree is offered by the CED:

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

Graduate degrees

Notable alumni

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


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