Studio: Fundamentals of Landscape Design (5)
Foundational design issues
in landscape architecture, including space, form, meaning, context, and media. Principles of landscape composition,
theories of landscape spatial design, and examples of recent work. Application of design principles to the
design of small-scale public open spaces such as parks or plazas.
Studio: Urban/Suburban Design (5)
Landscape design applied to
the design/rehabilitation of the urban/suburban landscape. Emphasis on social theory and practice,
the role of policy and regulation, and the nature of urban/suburban ecology in
making specific design proposals for multipurpose land uses.
Studio: Ecological Landscape Architecture (5)
critical to landscape design; applications of ecological insight to design.
Studio: Regional Design (5)
through GIS; visual representation techniques; projections and forecasts;
alternative land-use scenario construction; evaluation of land-use impacts at
Studio: Housing and Open Space Studio (5)
Design of the landscapes in
which we reside across multiple scales of community; the private garden, social
gathering spaces, and the neighborhood. Applications include residential site design and community layout.
Special Topics Studio (5)
Individual work on a
self-selected project supervised by members of the faculty.
(S) Studio: Master's Project (6)
Independent, scholarly work on contemporary professional environmental design problems, resulting in proposals to change policy, regulation, and/or physical form.
Representation I: Hand Graphics (2)
communication techniques applicable to landscape architecture, including
visualization skills and hand drawing. Subjects include freehand sketching; plan, section, and orthogonal
representation; diagramming and analysis mapping.
Representation II: Digital Media and Design Communication (2)
to digital representation, visual simulation, principles of graphic design,
fundamentals of design communication, and methods for constructing three-dimensional digital models.
Introduction to Geomatics (3)
New technologies to make better use of
geospatial data for environmental and natural resource analysis and
management. Basic concepts,
definitions, and examples of different applications used in an environmental
planning and management context.
Plants in the Landscape (2)
use of plants to build soil processes, design for biodiversity, combat problems
with storm water management, and minimize issues with invasive species.
Landscape Plants II: Identification and Design (2)
environmental requirements, and landscape assets and liabilities of ornamental
plants with focus on broadleaf and narrow-leaf evergreens and the spring
aspects of deciduous trees and shrubs.
Landscape History I: Antiquity-1850 (3)
analysis of the evolution of structures, settlements, and landscapes
from antiquity to the modern world.
Landscape History II: 1850-Present (3)
Historical analysis of
landscape architecture theory and practice since 1850, beginning with Frederick
Law Olmsted and including modernist and contemporary works. Topics covered include the works of
Olmsted, Rose, Kiley, Eckbo, Halprin, McHaarg, Schwartz, Walker, and
Theories of Landscape Architecture (3)
Major ideas and thinking
behind the formation of designed landscapes. Topics include conceptions of nature, aesthetics, the
garden, space, landscape perception, public landscapes, sustainability, and
ecological and regenerative design.
Land Planning Theories and Practice (3)
Analysis, interpretation, and
proposals for solutions to regional-scale landscape planning problems, with
emphasis on methodologies such as GIS, suitability mapping, and visual resource
management as applied to land planning, design, and management problems.
Colloquium in Landscape Architecture (3)
A forum for discussing
thesis and terminal project presentations as well as scholarly and creative
activity of faculty members and regional professionals.
Research Methods for Landscape Architecture (2)
Introduction to traditions
of scholarship, research approaches, and theories. How different methods are applied to a variety of research
(F) Research in Landscape Architecture (BA)
(S) Research in Landscape Architecture (BA)