Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University share a vision of inspiring the next generation of professionals to lead the transformation of natural and built environments; and creating places that are ecologically sound, socially equitable and resilient, while addressing the challenges of climate change. 

Both programs advance innovation and excellence through hands-on learning and research, incorporating field-based classes facilitated by Temple's 187-acre Ambler Arboretum and Campus and the resources of a large, public research university of Temple’s urban Main Campus. Through design studios and site visits across the mid-Atlantic region, landscape architecture students learn to ‘analyze, plan, design, manage, and nurture the built and natural environments.’ Horticulture students study and apply a broad curriculum in core sciences, plant identification, propagation and production in Temple Ambler’s greenhouse, gardens and landscapes.

Located in the greater Philadelphia region—a city and region known for its public horticulture and leading landscape architecture firms—students have access to world-renowned firms and organizations, as well as robust faculty, alumni and professional networks, which position students for internships and employment opportunities.


  • Temple’s suburban Ambler Campus, home to a 187-acre arboretum, greenhouses, gardens, labs and studios, a design build studio workshop, and a technology center with computers, printers, plotters, software and 3-D printing capabilities 
  • Temple’s urban Main Campus in Philadelphia—a top city in the nation for green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects—includes design studios, classrooms, digital fabrication tools, a woodshop, AR/VR design stations and more
  • Dedicated studio space for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Exhibition, lecture, and studio review spaces to engage in extracurricular professional and learning activities 

Regional Opportunities and Experiences
Landscape architecture and horticulture students take advantage of the region’s broad range of opportunities for professional advancement and civic engagement, including connections to organizations like the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). 

Philadelphia Flower Show
Carrying on a decade-long tradition, students in landscape architecture and horticulture collaborate to create an exhibit for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. Landscape architecture students design and construct the exhibit in the junior Design Build Studio while horticulture students support the preparation and forcing of exhibit plants in elective classes. Exhibits submitted by Tyler have consistently earned top awards.

Student communities
Student organizations include chapters of the ASLA and SER, as well as Pi Alpha Xi (the national horticulture honor society) and Sigma Lambda Alpha (the international honor society for landscape architecture). 

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    Thomas Amoroso

    Thomas Amoroso, PLA, ASLA, CSLA (BSLA '97) is a principal at Andropogon—a firm committed to creating beautiful and evocative landscapes inspired by the careful observation of natural processes and informed by the best environmental science. With more than 14 years of professional experience, he leverages his background in ecological design and construction to guide projects through complex issues and approval processes. Amoroso’s projects range from detailed site designs to academic and corporate campus master plans, including the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building and the Sidwell Friends School Athletics Facility, both in Washington D.C.; as well as Temple University’s Health Sciences Campus Framework Plan, in collaboration with Payette, and Shoemaker Green at the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia. More