Every fall semester, the 2nd-year MRP graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst undertake a professionally oriented Planning Studio course. Under the guidance of a faculty member, this course allows students to work on real-world planning projects with actual clients. This experience reinforces the student’s education as they apply their knowledge and skill within a community setting and serving a professional client. Communities and/or partner agencies also benefit from student project work at a substantially reduced cost.
UMass has undertaken many such studio projects over recent decades. Some previous Planning Studio projects include:
Those interested in regional studios should reach out directly to the studio instructor: Camille V. Barchers, PhD, AICP Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA https://www.umass.edu/larp/people/camille-barchers-aicp