LSU’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture once again ranks atop lists of the best programs in the U.S., according to national rankings released this month by DesignIntelligence, the leading journal of the design professions.

The school’s undergraduate landscape architecture program was once again recognized as the top program in the country, according to the rankings, while the school’s graduate program placed second, behind only Harvard University.

DesignIntelligence is the only publication that ranks architecture and design programs throughout the country. The biggest issue of DesignIntelligence ever published, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012,” presents a definitive analysis of architecture and design programs across the United States. The rankings are compiled by researchers from DesignIntelligence, who interviewed nearly 400 leading practitioners who rank the schools best preparing students for practice in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and industrial design.

In this year’s overall ratings, LSU was ranked second in skills of communication, design, computer applications and cross-disciplinary teamwork, and tied for third for their sustainable design practices and principles. The school also was ranked second nationally by leaders of the various disciplines for being among their most admired undergraduate landscape architecture programs.