What is the Savanna Studio?
The traveling Savanna Studio is a unique feature of Iowa State’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program, serving as both a foundational experience within the curriculum and as a learning community for all sophomore landscape architecture students who have been accepted into the program.
Taught every fall, students in the studio spend six weeks exploring, as a group with 2-3 faculty members, the savanna landscape region that extends from Canada to Texas. By doing this, students learn first-hand about the many different elements of landscape architecture while engaging in active learning, collaboration, and problem-solving.
The course also provides students an opportunity to form lifelong friendships with their peers and connect to faculty and staff who will continue to support them throughout their journey at Iowa State’s College of Design.