Recommended Computer \ Landscape Architecture

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Non-Baccalaureate (NB) Students
Computer/Peripherals: Purchase before entering the landscape architecture program.
Tablet: A tablet is needed for LAR 430 summer studio between the 2nd and 3rd year.

Post-Baccalaureate (PB) Students
Computer/Peripherals: Purchase before entering landscape architecture program.
Tablet: Purchase for the first semester of the program.

TABLET

If purchasing a tablet, it needs to have a touch sensor enabling a pressure sensitive stylus or pencil and include a keyboard and camera. Tablet applications required for class are available at no cost and a cellular data plan is not required.

PC

Dell Workstations

Online orders: Dell.com/KState
Shaynna Taylor
Dell Sales Representative
(800) 456-3355, 80000
Email Shaynna.Taylor@Dell.com

Lenovo Workstations

Online orders: Lenovo Student Purchasing
Joe Kenney
Senior Account Executive
Higher Education KS/NE/SD/ND/WY/MT
Lenovo United States
Email jkenney@lenovo.com

Warranty

4 year on-site warranty is highly recommended.
These systems include a substantial discount for this warranty.

Monitor

24-27" wide aspect 16:9 monitor
2560x1440 @ 60 hz
$230-$350 (but often discounted)

Power

Surge suppressor power strip or uninterruptible power supply.
6ft cord minimum (up to 10ft) with 6 outlets.
$25 - $250

Ethernet

Cat 6 Ethernet cable.
10ft to 15ft recommended.
$5 - $15

Ethernet adapter for laptops highly recommended.
Desktops have a built in Ethernet.
$10 - $50

Webcam

Video camera and microphone for desktops highly recommended.
Laptops have a built in webcam.
$50

Removable storage

  • Flash drive.
  • External hard drive. Capacity should exceed the internal hard drive capacity of the computer, used for backups and archiving.
    $100 - $200

Software

Windows 11 Pro 64bit
Included with systems listed above.
There are multiple versions of Windows 11, ensure you have the PRO version and not the HOME version.

Microsoft Office
Available FREE through K-State Office 365 Webmail.

Adobe Creative Cloud
Software may be purchased from Adobe at academic discounts.
Check Adobe's storefront for current pricing.

Autodesk applications offered via the Autodesk Education Community.
Available FREE at autodesk.com
It is recommended to wait until you have received the syllabus from your instructor before downloading and installing Autodesk applications.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Available FREE under the K-State ESRI Educational Site License. See the ESRI Products, Use, and Sources summary sheet for details concerning desktop and online software options and sources/procedures.

SketchUp Studio for Students
Software may be purchased online at sketchup.com
$55 per year

Additional software may be specified in your instructor’s course syllabus.

Recommended options

Insurance
Protect your investment from accidental damage or theft. Check with your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance and verify coverage, recommend purchase of a separate policy for your equipment if necessary.