Introduces students to reading and responding to the site. Goals include learning to experience and record the landscape, to design in response to the site, to think creatively, to generate design ideas and understand design as a process, to gain knowledge of design precedents and principles, and to learn tools and techniques of visual expression
- Teacher: Patricia McGirr
Introduction to Design -- basic introduction to two-dimensional concepts of design. Line, form, contrast, repetition, symmetry, texture, scale, and other design techniques. Models -- introduction to three-dimensional design thinking by creating spaces through land form, vegetation, and structure.
The garden as the most personal, direct, and intimate expression of landscape architecture, as a contemporary art primarily through discussions of important works and design theory in the genre. Emphasis on developing an informed and creative personal approach which inspires while solving practical problems on real sites.
- Teacher: Carey Clouse
Interdisciplinary seminar on the applications of environmental psychology research to planning and design. Topics include landscape preference, territoriality and defensible space, way finding, and restorative settings/therapeutic gardens.
- Teacher: Robert Ryan
An exploration of the modes of space: two-dimensional surfaces, three-dimensional objects, spatial enclosure, and the open continuous landscape. Emphasis on the media of landform, water, plants, and structures as the defining agents of human space in the garden and the landscape.
- Teacher: Theodore Eisenman