05751/Landscape Architecture


Lower Division Courses

0054. Design Process (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: LA 0101/0103.

Students combine the elements of spatial design to create gardens and landscapes for real sites and will design and build simple walks, walls, fences and arbors. The course considers the learning design process: analysis, evaluation, concept and design composition.

0099. Honors Projects (1 - 3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson and instructor is required.

This course is for exceptional students interested in pursuing independent, in-depth study. Credits are based on the quantity and quality of work fulfilling the established course outline.

Upper Division Courses

0101. Graphic Communications Seminar (1 s.h.) F.
Co-Requisite: LA 0103.

Lectures, workshops, and discussions of techniques and various media used to develop student competence in freehand and mechanical drawing, and rendering techniques.

0102. Landscape Design Seminar (1 s.h.) S.
Co-Requisite: LA 0104 and LA 0108.

This seminar will focus on drawing theory, media, and convention, as applied to graphic communication in landscape design and architecture. The various drawing styles of a range of landscape architects will be explored.

0103. Graphic Communications Studio (3 s.h.) F.
Co-Requisite: LA 0101.

This studio drawing course emphasizes development of alternative techniques of graphic presentation, including perspective, freehand sketching, lettering, plan view, sections, and elevations.

0104. Landscape Design Studio (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: LA 0101/LA 0103. Co-Requisite: LA 0102 and LA 0108.

This studio will address design theory in general, and specifically as applied to landscape design and architecture. The creation of space and form in the landscape through the manipulation of contour, planting, and built elements will be discussed. The work of recognized landscape architects will be studied in reference to design issues.

0108. Landscape Engineering I (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Matriculated LA/Hort student or permission of instructor. Co-Requisite: LA 0102/LA 0104.

This introductory level course stresses the basic concepts, ideas and techniques that deal with the visual, functional and ecological aspects of grading and landform manipulation.

0152. Introduction to CAD (3 s.h.) F.

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting using Autocad Release 14. Focus on learning the basic commands for drawing in two dimensions. This will include absolute and relative coordinates, working in layers, paper and model space, manipulation of text, and plotting. Application of those commands in the generation of drawings depicting buildings, steps, walls, curbs, plant material, etc.

0154. Advanced CAD (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: LA 0152.

This course will address more advanced concepts in two-dimensional Autocad (plan and section-elevation), and will introduce Autocad as a three-dimensional tool in the generation of perspective drawings. The course will include plotting in color, landcad applications and the use of a digitizer.

0207. Site Planning Studio (6 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: LA 0101/0103, and LA 0102/0104, and LA 0108.

The focus is on development of the student's comprehension of the design process. Problems will lead students through the design process from inventory and analysis, evaluation of the opportunities and constraints, to development of conceptual ideas that ultimately lead to detailed landscape designs. Projects will challenge the individual's ability to develop clear design concepts and a strong sense of place. Residential-scale projects will explore site design and design process issues.

0208. Land Planning Studio (6 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: LA 0207.

Large-scale rural, natural, cultural, and resource analysis; community planning and design case studies; and land use planning strategies leading to a master plan for a village-scale sustainable community. Use of G.I.S. (Geographic Information System) mapping is integrated into the studio, in conjunction with CAD, Photoshop, and Quark.

0210. Summer Field Ecology (3 s.h.) SS.

Prerequisite: Botany 0102.

Learn to "read the landscape" through the exploration of the landscape provinces of the Delaware River Basin. Through visiting natural landscapes in each of the sub-regions, one will see how the relationship of geology, soils, hydrology, plant communities, and land use history reveals an understanding of the visual characteristics, opportunities, and constraints to development inherent in the natural environment.

0305. Planting Design (4 s.h.)

Prerequisite: LA 0101/LA 0103, LA 0102/LA 0104, and Hort 0107-0108.

This course considers the integration of plants into the design process and emphasizes scale, development density, natural site characteristics, natural plant associations, and individual plant characteristics.

0309. Landscape Engineering II (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Mathematics Core, LA 0101/LA 0103, LA 0102/LA 0104, and LA 0108.

An introduction to the principles, processes, and techniques of site engineering for "soft" elements of landscape architecture. This course is based on the understanding and appreciation of ecological principles, functional requirements, and aesthetic considerations. Includes elements of design/engineering such as grading, storm water management, and road alignment.

0310 . Landscape Engineering III (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: LA 0309.

Includes the principles, processes, and techniques of site engineering for the "hard" elements of landscape architecture such as walls, paving, steps, decks, etc. This course is based on the understanding and appreciation of ecological principles, functional requirements, and aesthetic considerations. Includes elements of design/engineering such as siting buildings, grading design of simple structures, understanding the nature of construction materials, and the preparation of working drawings.

0311. Park Design/History Studio (6 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: LA 0208.

The studio project will explore and understand the natural and built patterns of a historical site leading to design concepts for outdoor spaces that are appropriate to their context and setting.

0312. Design/Build Studio (6 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: LA 0309 and LA 0311.

The focus of the Design/Build Studio is to provide individuals the opportunity to build and implement elements of their own design. Students will prepare the necessary construction documentation and then actually construct their designs. Working with construction materials will enable the student to learn the opportunities and limitations of these materials. This "hands-on" approach is vital to understanding the relationship between design and implementation processes.

W318. Western Traditions of Landscape Architecture (3 s.h.) F. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: LA 0101/LA 0103 and LA 0102/LA 0104, or permission of instructor.

This course presents a comprehensive overview of western civilization's efforts to create useful, beautiful, and symbolic spaces from ancient times until the modern day. Field trips and a research paper are required. This is a writing intensive course.

W319. American Traditions of Landscape Architecture (3 s.h.) S. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: LA W318 or permission of instructor.

An examination of ideas, needs, visions, and values that have shaped both the designed and the common landscapes of America from the colonial period until the early 1900s. Field trips and a research paper are required. This is a writing intensive course.

0323. Professional Practice (2 s.h.) F S.

The study of ethics, current business practices, contract documentation, bids, cost estimates, specifications, and interdisciplinary relationships. This course seeks to teach the student how to set priorities, manage people, and execute landscape projects.

0325. Internship (1 s.h.) SS.

Prerequisite: At least sophomore status in the landscape architecture program.

A minimum of one semester or 350 hours of employment with a landscape architecture firm, landscape contractor, or in a related field. During the internship, students should test concepts developed in class with real work experience. Work should be completed between sophomore and junior years.

0392. Fall Senior Studio (6 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: LA 0311-0312.

This studio focuses on large-scale, complex planning projects dealing with growth management issues and an understanding of all phases of the planning process. The scope of the project will include analysis and evaluation of existing conditions, programming, and creation of conceptual plans, master plans and detail designs.

W393. Spring Senior Studio (6 s.h.) S. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: LA 0392.

The final senior studio deals with a variety of projects that may include landscape design projects involving fine arts, urban design, and town planning. Students will be challenged to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the ideas, processes, and concepts. This is a writing intensive course.