After graduation our students are pursuing careers in professional landscape architecture offices as well as other landscape-related firms and organizations in which their wide range of creative and communicative skills are in demand.
Our students are employed nationally and internationally. We have an ever-increasing footprint in the United States and are constantly working with our Center for Student Development to forge new connections with firms looking for future leaders in the field.
UTLA Alums: Where are They Now?
The following is a partial list of the firms and organizations where UTLA alums currently work or have worked in the past:​​​​
A2H, Knoxville, TN
Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Chattanooga & Knoxville, TN
Belt Collins International, Hong Kong, China
Black Willow Design, Portland, OR
Catalyst Design Group, Nashville, TN
Carducci Associates, San Francisco, CA
Chandler Design and Planning, LLC, Knoxville, TN
City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
Craig Design Group, Chattanooga, TN
CRJA-IBI Group, Knoxville, TN
Design Workshop, Aspen, CO
Dix.Hite + Partners, Longwood, FL
firma, Nashville, TN
Gresham Smith, Nashville, TN
Hawkins Partners, Inc., Nashville, TN
HDLA, Nashville, TN
Hedstrom Design, Knoxville, TN
Hodgson Douglas, Nashville, TN
Hood Design Group, Oakland, CA
HZS design LTD, Shanghai, China
IBI Placemaking, Knoxville, TN
Kimley Horn, Orlando, FL
Land Collective, Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Butler, Knoxville, TN
Mikyoung Kim, Boston, MA
MNLA, New York City, NY
Moriyama & Teshima, Toronto, Canada
National Park Service, Boonsboro, MD
Omni Ecosystems, Chicago, IL
Perkins + Will, Atlanta, GA
Peter Walker Partners, Berkeley, CA
Prodigium Corp, Las Vegas, NV
Ragan Smith Associates, Nashville, TN
Ratio Architects, Indianapolis, IN
Raymond Jungles, Inc., Coconut Grove, FL
Ross/Fowler, Knoxville, TN
Sasaki, Denver, CO
Scape, New Orleans, LA
Seamon Whiteside Associates, Mt. Pleasant, SC
SFCF, Philadelphia, PA
StudioJAED, Bear, Delaware
Stewart, Inc, Charlotte, NC
Stoss, Boston, MA
Tennessee RiverLine, Knoxville, TN
The Shed, Maryville, TN
Tharp Design, Morristown, TN
ThreeCubed, Knoxville, TN
TMPartners, Brentwood, TN
T-Square Engineering, Nashville, TN
W.M.Whitaker & Associates, Chattanooga, TN studio, Portland, OR
During their course of study at UTLA, students are provided with multiple opportunities to engage in internships with our growing network of professional design offices, research organizations, non-profits, and design build firms, among others. The following is a partial list of organizations that have hosted UTLA student interns:
Interested students at UTLA are able to pursue an externship with a growing network of offices across the country. An externship is generally a one to two week period during which a student works in an office to gain a better understanding of the professional design office environment as well as how contemporary designers work. Students generally target the winter break of their second or third year of the MLA degree to pursue these opportunities. Currently, UTLA has externship relationships with the following firms, and we are always working with additional firms to try and give our students a wide range of offices to choose from:
Civitas, Inc, Denver, CO
Firma Studio, Nashville, TN
Future Firm, Chicago, IL
Landworks Studio, Boston, MA
Nelson Byrd Woltz, Charlottesville, VA
PORT, Chicago, IL
SOM, Chicago, IL
WMWA, Chattanooga, TN
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