ETH Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

WELCOME! We offer a new two-year master’s program in Landscape Architecture at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zurich with a focus on the design and planning of open spaces and landscapes. Initiated by Prof. Teresa Galí-Izard, Prof. Christophe Girot and Prof. Günther Vogt at the Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS), it is the only such program in Switzerland. The study program begins on Sept. 19, 2022.

Entry Autumn Semester 2022 (click for application info)  |The first application window from 1 Nov. – 15 Dec. 2021 is compulsory for all students who need a visa and for students who wish to apply for the Excellence & Opportunity Scholarship Programme (ESOP)/ETH D-Scholarship. This first application window is also open to all applicants. The second application period from 1 — 30  April 2022 is only for applicants not requiring a visa (e.g. Switzerland, EU und EFTA) and students who already have a Swiss residence permit.

Mission Statement

The ETH Zurich Master of Science in Landscape Architecture (MScLA) redefines the goals and boundaries of landscape architecture as a design discipline through the development of new tools and methods that will vary according to project location, scale and time. The challenges of the 21st century call for a new kind of interdisciplinary design intelligence. Design is a medium for change, and in the case of landscape architecture, it offers highly experimental and prospective approaches that combine scientific knowledge with cultural awareness, and the living environment with technology. The Department of Architecture at the ETH in Zurich provides a unique framework to reflect on the built environment as it is adapts to a rapidly changing planet. This programme strives to address civil society through design, to encourage better and more stable landscape conditions for an engaged and just society.



  • Apr292022

    Form and Territory: Three Projects in Peru

    6 May 2022
    ONA Fokushalle (E7)

    LUStalks series

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  • Apr252022

    FESTIVAL: Sonic Topologies

    24-26 June, 2022

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  • Apr252022

    BOOK LAUNCH: Landscape Analogue

    19 May 2022, 18:00
    Never Stop Reading, Zurich

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  • Apr012022


    5 April 2022
    6pm CEST on Zoom

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  • Mar292022


    12 – 13 May 2022
    ETH Zürich, Zentrum

    Organised by the Chair Günther Vogt, Landscape Architecture. 

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  • Mar012022

    BOOK LAUNCH: ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES — Designing the Unfinished

    11 March 2022, 18:30
    Never Stop Reading, Zurich

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  • Feb212022

    More Than Human Cinema – Spring Semester 2022

    Film Series in Collaboration with Different Chairs at D-ARCH

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  • Jan122022

    ROBOTIC LANDSCAPES — Designing the Unfinished

    New Book Published!

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  • Nov102021


    ETH Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

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