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College of Environment and Design


Dan NadenicekThe world is changing. Technological advancements, climate change, peak oil, demographic shifts, rapid urbanization, globalization, and other major forces assure that good design, planning and preservation practice will be valued commodities far as we are able to see into the future. The College of Environment and Design (CED) at the University of Georgia is leading the way in educating new generations of landscape architects, planners, and historic preservationists well equipped to envision a better tomorrow in the wake of those changes.

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) Program is the largest program in the United States with a heritage of excellence dating back to 1928. Over the past five years, Design Intelligence has consistently ranked the Master of Landscape Architecture Program and the BLA within the top five programs in the nation. The Master of Historic Preservation Program annually attracts students from across the globe to study the preservation of buildings, sites, and cultural landscapes.

Our students gain practical experience through real world projects conducted in conjunction with the Public Service and Outreach wing of the college. Many of our students also elect to participate in the nationally renowned Environmental Ethics Certificate program administered by the college. Our international study opportunities include excellent programs and rewarding experiences in Costa Rica, Italy, and Croatia.

Finally, the College of Environment and Design is a home away from home for our students. The studio environment is unique among all teaching settings and leads to strong friendships and lifetime associations. The faculty and staff in the CED nurture student growth and development through quality teaching and outstanding professionalism.

The future is yours—please join us in helping to “shape the minds which shape the earth.”

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Daniel Nadenicek
Dean and Constance Knowles Draper Chair

Associate Dean

David Spooner with Harry DawgDavid Spooner, ASLA
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
113 Jackson Street Building
Email | 706-542-0063

Associate Dean of Research and Outreach – Vacant 





Dean’s Advisory Council

The CED Dean’s Advisory Council is a broadly representative forum with the primary purpose of assisting the College by supporting its achievements of strategic plans and goals including fundraising, cultivating a professional network across disciplines, sharing information and industry trends, and advising the Dean on innovations and opportunities.

CED Organizational Chart


CED Organizational Chart