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AIM OF THE COURSE
This course will provide students with the basic skills for graphical representation of the landscape, including the development of site plan, section, elevation, and perspective views. The course will encourage the exploration of sustainable landscape solutions at the site scale based on the concept that a landscape designed for multiple functions (ecological, economic, and social) will meet the needs of society, while minimizing the negative impacts on the future environment.
Projects will range from small Gardens to Urban Settings, stressing on both Soft & Hard Landscapes and the choice of materials and greenery. A garden should be functional, perennially attractive and sustainable. Stylish design must accompany good functionality and the whole garden must not only endure the test of time but improve with each passing season.
- Evaluate existing landscape designs based on performance criteria.
- Develop graphic communication skills to represent landscape design at the site scale.
- Apply principles of sustainable landscape design to a project site.
- Basic knowledge of ornamental characteristics and environmental adaptability
- Introduction to plant species relating to their use in specific landscape situations.
- Lectures sessions, discussions, and project development including research strategies.
- Teamwork is emphasized through small group activities in the classroom it allows students to work in groups to come up with ideas and realistic solutions or presentations.
- Visual assignments based on slide lectures as part of class studio as well as homework
- Participate in the critique and exploration of the aesthetic dimension of landscaping Students will be encouraged to participate in group discussions and critiques as time allows
- Field trips – to be determined by professor-of-record. Were students will survey real examples
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