The Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture mission is to improve the environment through application of ecologically based design. We receive numerous requests for design assistance to improve the public environment. These activities greatly enhance the academic experience and our desire to serve the public interest. The Department does not undertake private residential or commercial work.
To accomplish these goals, project requests should do the following:
Address public land and/or civic needs and issues.
Be educational and / or research based.
The Department does not have a budget for these projects; so applicants will need, at a minimum, to provide for expenses necessary to conduct the work. We try to fit requests with the appropriate faculty interest, expertise, and teaching efforts. There is generally a minimum of one semester lead time needed to organize and develop such projects.
Please provide us with the information below to better serve your and the Department’s needs.
Describe activity or need.
Identify and describe geographic location, size of area to be considered, or scope of project.
Identify issues, problems, and community concern that will be addressed by the activity.
Identify educational objectives and audience.
Identify tasks and timelines.
List partnerships and participants. Identify resources available to support project activity. Funds typically cover travel to the site, materials, expert consultation, adjunct teaching fees and stipends, student funding (internships, tuition assistance), faculty presentation of the project results at peer reviewed conferences.