Information for Students/Parents

Some things can’t be learned in a traditional classroom environment, and this is especially true regarding design disciplines. The Purdue co-op program is the only managed co-operative internship program in the country that embeds a student in a professional landscape architecture office for a full year (or longer—up to 14 months) to experience the realities of the profession in a hands-on environment.

The co-op experience is a requirement of the Purdue landscape architecture program and is much more than a standard summer internship. Students learn how to solve design challenges for real projects complete with client interaction and practical constraints instead of “textbook” versions of a project traditionally offered in a classroom. This process allows students to gain:

  • professional experience for a stronger design outlook, improving senior year projects post-immersion into real-world constraints
  • experience under a practicing licensed landscape architect for 40 (or more) contiguous weeks provides personal mentorship and guidance
  • a year of experience towards licensure (states require an apprenticeship period before sitting for the registration exam)

Graduates from Purdue landscape architecture are in high demand due to the programs high ranking and strong reputation in award winning firms around the world. This has helped drive 100% placement for students in the program for over 30 years. Faculty supported placement guides students towards best firm for their personal interests and abilities and assures that students are paid a living wage. Students are supported throughout the co-op year, meaning that students are not answering phones or getting coffee, they’re immersed in all aspects of professional practice. Regular check-ins from the co-op director assure that students are treated fairly and equitably.

The managed co-op process allows students to:

  • get paid while completing a year of study instead of paying tuition
  • have a standing job offer before starting the senior year of study (87% of students are presented with an offer to return to their co-op firm)
  • work on projects that foster growth and experience in areas of personal interest
  • experience a new city, climate, and culture across the United States
  • develop a more robust portfolio with actual professional projects

 

 
Within |
The Guzzardo Partnership, Inc. Private Practice

181 Greenwich Street | San Francisco, California, 94111

EDSA - Beijing Private Practice

7th Floor, 103 Building | Beijing

Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. Private Practice

817 W. Peachtree Street NW | Atlanta, Georgia, 30308

Studio DWG Private Practice

912B Congress Avenue | Austin, Texas, 78701

TBG Partners Private Practice

1221 Broadway, Suite 101 | San Antonio, Texas, 78215

The Portico Group Private Practice

1500 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor | Seattle, Washington, 98101

GreenbergFarrow Private Practice

21 South Evergreen Avenue, Suite 200 | Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60005

3223 Grace Street NW | Washington, DC, 20007

Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG) Private Practice

160 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor | Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

VOA Associates (joining Stantec) Private Practice

224 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 | Chicago, Illinois, 60604

TBG Partners Private Practice

200 SW First Ave., Suite 103 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301

Rundell Ernstberger Associates, LLC Private Practice

611 W. Main Street, Suite 201 | Louisville, Kentucky, 40202

Verdant Enterprises Private Practice

3 West Henry Street | Savannah, Georgia, 31401

2001 Bryan Street, Suite 1450 | Dallas, Texas, 75201

221 West 6th Street, Suite 600 | Austin, Texas, 78701

Terreform ONE Private Practice

New Lab, Building 128 | Brooklyn, New York, 11205

Purdue Research Foundation Private Practice

1281 Win Hentschel Blvd. | West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906

Hitchcock Design Group Private Practice

221 West Jefferson Ave. | Naperville, Illinois, 60540

Monticello Parks Department Public Sector

904 City Park Loop | Monticello, Indiana, 47960

Wallace Roberts and Todd (WRT) Private Practice

1700 Market Street, Suite 2800 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103

AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. Private Practice

4561 E. McDowell Road | Phoenix, Arizona, 85008

Fred Phillips Consulting Private Practice

401 South Leroux Street | Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001

Woolpert, Inc. Private Practice

312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600 | Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242

5310 Harvest Hill Road, Suite 100 | Dallas, Texas, 75230

Kinsella Landscape Inc. (now with Christy Webber Landscapes) Private Practice

2900 W. Ferdinand St. | Chicago, Illinois, 60612

LandDesign, Inc. Private Practice

223 North Graham Street | Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202

Rocco Fiore & Sons Private Practice

28270 N. Bradley Road | Libertyville, Illinois, 60048

Schmidt Associates Private Practice

415 Massachusetts Ave. | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204

Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc. Private Practice

800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 100 | Baltimore, Maryland, 21211

Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd. Private Practice

2153 North King Street, Suite 200 | Honolulu, Hawaii, 96819

SJA, Inc. (Smithgall Johnston Associates) Private Practice

31726 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 201 | San Juan Capistrano, California, 92675

HOK - Hong Kong Private Practice

22/F 183 Queen's Road Central

JRL Design Studios Private Practice

1020 8th Avenue South, Suite 1 | Naples, Florida, 34102

Kudela & Weinheimer Private Practice

7155 Old Katy Road, Suite 270 | Houston, Texas, 77024

VIVE Exterior Design Private Practice

12595 Cumberland Road | Fishers, Indiana, 46038

Viox & Viox, Inc. Private Practice

466 Erlanger Rd. | Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018

Belle Firma Private Practice

4245 North Central Expy, Suite 501 | Dallas, Texas, 75205

Public Ledger Buildling, Suite 1123 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

Greenwise Organic Lawncare Private Practice

2401 Main Street | Evanston, Illinois, 60202

HighGrove Partners Private Practice

7730 The Bluffs | Austell, Georgia, 30168

Hoerr Schaudt Private Practice

850 W. Jackson Blvd., #800 | Chicago, IL, 60607

Premier Landscape Architecture Private Practice

16 W 179 Jeans Rd | Lemont, Illinois, 60439

Carol r. Johnson Associates (now CRJA-IBI Group) Private Practice

21 Custom House Street | Boston, Massachusetts, 02110

PBS & J (now Atkins North America) Private Practice

1600 RiverEdge Parkway, NW, Suite 600 | Atlanta, Georgia, 30328

LeBlanc Jones Landscape Architecture Private Practice

535 Albany Street, Suite 5A | Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

Landworks Studio, Inc. Private Practice

112 Shawmut Avenue, Studio 6B | Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

1512 East Broward Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301

Urban Design Partners Private Practice

1318 Central Avenue, Suite E6 | Charlotte, North Carolina, 28205

10 South Broadway | St. Louis, Missouri, 63102

Jeffrey K. Carbo, Landscape Architects (now CARBO Landscape Architecture) Private Practice

207 Ansley Blvd., Suite B - 2nd Floor | Alexandria, Louisiana, 71303

Land Design Partners (now Bury, Inc.) Private Practice

221 West 6th Street, Suite 600 | Austin, Texas, 78701

64 Pleasant Street | Watertown, MA, 02472

Guy Scopelliti Landscape, Inc. Private Practice

33553 N. Hunt Club Road. | Libertyville, Illinois, 60048

Toole Design Group Private Practice

8 Market Place, Suite 300 | Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

DTJ Design, Inc. Private Practice

3101 Iris Avenue, Suite 130 | Boulder, Colorado, 80301

Studio 39 Private Practice

6416 Grovedale Dr., Suite100-A | Alexandria, Virginia, 22310

Indiana University Architect's Office Public Sector Purdue Campus

1800 North Range Road | Bloomington, Indiana, 47408

Urban Resource Group (now Kimley-Horn) Private Practice

817 W. Peachtree Street NW | Atlanta, Georgia, 30308

University of Tennessee, Facilities Services Public Sector

2233 Volunteer Boulevard | Knoxville, Tennessee, 37996

Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architect Private Practice

7 Marble Ave | Burlington, Vermont, 05401

Graham-Booth Landscape Architecture (now Phil Graham Landscape Architecture) Private Practice

535 Central Ave., Suite 316 | St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701

Peter Walker & Partners (PWP Landscape Architecture) Private Practice

739 Allston Way | Berkeley, California, 94710

Sasaki - Shanghai Office Private Practice

600 North Shaanxi Road | Jing'an District, Shanghai, 200040

TBG Partners Private Practice

3050 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1100 | Houston, Texas, 77056

International Equestrian Design Private Practice

4030 rue St-Ambroise #114 | Montreal, Québec

Bonestroo, Devery & Associates (now Stantec) Private Practice

1860 W. Winchester Road #106 | Libertyville, Illinois, 60048

Jones Petrie Rafinski (JPR) Private Practice

108 W. Columbia Street | Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802

H. Keith Wagner Studios (now Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture) Private Practice

7 Marble Ave | Burlington, Vermont, 05401

SEC Planning Consultants, Inc. Private Practice

4201 W. Parmer Lane | Austin, Texas, 78727

Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture (KZLA) Private Practice

36 Bromfield Street, Suite 202 | Boston, Massachusetts, 02108

Grant & Power Landscaping Private Practice

700 East Roosevelt Road | West Chicago, Illinois, 60585

Glatting Jackson Associates (now AECOM)

150 North Orange Avenue, Suite 200 | Orlando, Florida, 32801

Purdue - West Lafayette Campus Purdue Campus

Horticulture & Landscape Architecture | West Lafayette, IN, 47907

Phil Graham Landscape Architecture Private Practice

535 Central Ave., Suite 316 | St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701

Urbis Limited Private Practice

11/F Siu On Centre, 188 Lockhart Road

Southern Land Company Private Practice

1550 W McEwan Dr., #200 | Franklin, Tennessee, 37067

SWT Design Private Practice

7722 Big Bend Boulevard | St. Louis, Missouri, 63119

MSI Design (now MKSK) Private Practice

462 South Ludlow Alley | Columbus, Ohio, 43215

URS Corporation (now AECOM) Private Practice

100 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 500 | Chicago, Illinois, 60606

TBG - Austin Private Practice

1705 Guadalupe Street, Suite 500 | Austin, Texas, 78701

ICON Bldg. 4,5F, 630-20 | Seoul

PBS & J (Now Atkins North America) Private Practice

482 South Kellar Road | Orlando, Florida, 32810

Pressley Associates Private Practice

135-136 Lewis Wharf | Boston, Massachusetts, 02100

Edgewater Resources Private Practice

518 Broad Street, Suite 200 | St. Joseph, Michigan, 49085

Mark M. Holeman, Inc. (Holeman Landscape) Private Practice

7871 Hague Rd | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46256

220 South Street, #201 | West Lafayette, Indiana, 47901

1000 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138

Palmer & Turner Consultants (Shanghai) Ltd. Private Practice

1628 Zhongshan Avenue | Wuhan, Hubei

Sasaki Associates, Inc. Private Practice

77 Geary Street, 4th Floor | San Francisco, California, 94108

Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates (TSW) Private Practice

1389 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 200 | Atlanta, Georgia, 30309

Calvin Landscape LLC Private Practice

5221 Ivy Tech Drive | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268

Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. Private Practice

200 South Tryon Street, Suite 200 | Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217

Kimley Horn Private Practice

11400 Commerce Park, Suite 400 | Reston, Virginia, 20191

Brownsburg Landscape Company Private Practice

10875 N County Road 900 East | Brownsburg, Indiana, 46112

Thompson Dyke & Associates, Ltd. Private Practice

213 W. Institute Place, Suite 815 | Chicago, Illinois, 60610

405 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 2A | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204

Purdue Grounds Maintenance Facility Public Sector

695 S. Russell Street | West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907

Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein, Inc., (now RVi) Private Practice

12770 Coit Road, Suite 210 | Dallas, Texas, 75251

Rundell Ernstberger Associates Private Practice

618 East Market Street | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202

Nievera Williams Design Private Practice

223 Sunset Ave, Suite 150 | Palm Beach, Florida, 33480

Alaska Department of Parks, Department of Natural Resources Private Practice

550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1260 | Anchorage, Alaska, 99501

Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. Private Practice

7740 North 16th Street, Suite 300 | Phoenix, Arizona, 85020

Ragan Smith Associates Private Practice

315 Woodland Street | Nashville, Tennessee, 37206

Logan Simpson Design Private Practice

51 West Third Street, Suite 450 | Tempe, Arizona, 85281

Remenschneider Associates, Inc. Private Practice

212 W. 10th Street, Suite B435 | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202

Mariani Landscape Private Practice

300 Rockland Road | Lake Bluff, Illinois, 60044

Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. Private Practice

900 North Waukegan Road | Lake Forest, Illinois, 60045

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects (BDMD) Private Practice

626 N. Illinois Street | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204

Abonmarche Consultants, LLC Private Practice

750 Lincoln Way East | South Bend, Indiana, 46601

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