Residential garden -- introduction to translating client needs into a program of activities. Recreation and open space -- a systematic view of open space networks. Concepts of public, semi-public, and private spaces. Methods of site analysis and programming activities emphasized.
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.
This course is an introduction to the skills necessary to envision and explore design. The media of landform, water, plants, and structures are explored as defining agents of human space in the garden and landscape. This studio encourages students to think creatively, to generate design ideas and understand design as a process through drawing and model making, to gain knowledge of design precedents and principles, and to learn tools and techniques of visual expression.
This course continues the introduction to landscape design. Students will learn how to conduct a Site Inventory & Analysis, explore Conceptual Design alternatives and vocabularies, and translate this thinking into a proposal through Design Development. The studio will advance students? skills in hand-drawn illustrations and introduce Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of visual communication as both an iterative part of the design process and an important means for communication and public presentation.
Coastal landscapes are increasingly developed for tourism and recreation. Contemporary trends in landscape design in coastal environments tend to be conventional, and unsustainable in many respects. This course will explore ecologically-based landscape design approaches for coastal landscapes, working with existing Lang communities and native species. This course will focus on illustrating ecological planting design for a research/book project Professor Ahern is working on. The course will meet weekly to discuss ecological design concepts and to review individual student work. Pre-requisite is intermediate skill with digital design software including the Adobe suite.
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.
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.
This seminar will survey the origins and development of ideas and practices that are the basis of contemporary landscape architecture. The instructor will lead introductory discussions on a series of topics, investigating landscape theory and technology and the evolution of professional practice. Students will then lead seminar discussion of case studies of modern and contemporary projects and practitioners.
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