Institutional and commercial scale -- issues of design for commercial and industrial uses. May cover the spectrum from a site plan for an office complex to a marina. Issues of cost, client needs, program, and politics. Site planning -- introduction to concepts of site planning for housing developments. Students perform a detailed site assessment using methods learned in natural factors and previous studio on a 100-acre (+/-) site and apply them to development of a master plan.
Application of urban design theories as they apply to various scales of urban design, with special attention focused on civic scale design elements and organization of spatial and functional requirements.
Design of site structures and required details focusing on stability, durability, and environmental compatibility. Emphasis on statics and strength of materials of site structures. Includes sizing of water retention and detention structures.
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The varied aspects of running a small landscape contracting business.
Introduction to materials used in landscape construction, their design potential and limitations. Design details and construction methods discussed.
Institutional and commercial scale -- issues of design for commercial and industrial uses. May cover the spectrum from a site plan for an office complex to a marina. Issues of cost, client needs, program, and politics. Site planning -- introduction to concepts of site planning for housing developments. Students perform a detailed site assessment using methods learned in natural factors and previous studio on a 100-acre (+/-) site and apply them to development of a master plan.
Spaces/places in contextointroduction to design processes. The relationship of site context factors and design program to the formation of landscape spaces. A series of small problems such as: courtyard, plaza, small park, ceremonial space, each with a well defined program. Site visits and analysis, diagramming relationships between various activities, and developing an understanding of design processes.
Landscape planning crosses scales from regional to site specific, taking a real world problem to creative sustainable solutions. An introduction to design research methods, inventory and assessment models and techniques for policy planning, regional scale design proposals, and site selection for particular development types. Implementation of a greenway solution. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-LdArch majors.