Landscape Architecture (LAND)

Courses

LAND 2004 (3) History of Landscape Architecture

Discuss the origins of landscape architecture, surveys the body of ancient to contemporary landscape design and how it informs current design practices and delves into our cultural relationships with built landscapes and ecological systems.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) majors only.
Recommended: Corequisite LAND 2100.

LAND 2100 (6) Studio 1: Foundations of Landscape Architecture

Introduces essential landscape architecture skills through a project-based studio, builds on design literacy, incorporates varied ecological processes, explores landscape as a medium for connecting the natural and cultural, develops analog and digital communication tools and focuses on the importance of place-making.

Requisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design major or minor students only.
Recommended: Corequisite LAND 2004.

LAND 3003 (3) Site Planning, Materials, and Technologies

Covers the principles of site planning, grading, site drainage, earthwork, stormwater management techniques, and materials and methods.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) majors only.

LAND 3100 (6) Studio 2: Intermediate Landscape Architecture

Building on skills established in Studio A, this studio advances the understanding of the practice of landscape architecture by incorporating projects through community engagement or other real-world applications. This studio builds on the digital technologies and drawing and graphic communication skills.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) major or minor students only.

LAND 3103 (3) Planting Design and Ecology

Covers native and naturalized plant identification, planting design principles and foundations of local ecological systems. This class introduces plants and the significance they play in placemaking, bringing nature into urban environments and creating intentional spaces using living materials.

Requisites: Restricted to Program in Environmental Design (ARPLU) undergraduate students only.

LAND 4100 (6) Capstone in Landscape Architecture

Building on skills established in Studio B, the studio refines the student's practice of landscape architecture through a design-build project or other applied, hands-on design project. The studio introduces critical concepts, strategies and advanced technical skills in order to address the pressing issues that can be addressed through landscape architecture.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of LAND 3100 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Program in Environmental Design major or minor students only.

LAND 4114 (3) Landscape Architecture Theory

Examines the bodies of theory that inform the landscape architecture discipline from aesthetic, ecological and social perspectives. It also covers design principles and further analyses of the projects that define landscape architecture.

Requisites: Restricted to Environmental Design (ENVD) major or minor students only.