05751/Landscape Architecture (LAN ARC)

The number in the square bracket is the former number for the course number immediately preceding the square bracket.

General Education

0841. Sustainable Design (3 s.h.) RCI: GS.

What’s the big deal about global warming and how should we respond to it? Explore the issues and underlying causes. See how contemporary designers from Germany, Netherlands, UK and Japan are responding to scientific knowledge with sustainable designs for buildings, cars, towns and parks. Develop your own creative project to reduce the greenhouse effect. Have you ever wondered about what happens to local abandoned factories and degraded streams and rivers? Philadelphia is a national hotbed for sustainable design. Visit local restoration sites, modern “green” buildings, parks that reclaim waste water and transformed industrial parks to see firsthand what is happening in our area. Learn how design is transforming to propel us toward a low waste, energy conserving society in the 21st century.

Note: This course fulfills a Science & Technology (GS) requirement for students under GenEd and Science & Technology Second Level (SB) for students under Core.

Lower Division Courses

1013. Natural and the Built Environment (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0001.)

An introduction to the interrelated disciplines of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Planning, and Architecture. Explores existing and natural site conditions and their impact on influencing and shaping the built environment. Also examines key issues in the interrelationships and applications of these allied professions.

Mode: Lecture.

1142. Design Communications (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0032 [0104], Design Fundamentals.)

This studio course explores the development of graphic techniques and introduces students to the landscape design process commonly used in landscape architecture and horticulture. Students explore spatial composition and develop a basic small scale design project using a variety of graphic skills.

1244. Surveying (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0052.)

Focuses on the fundamentals of plane surveying: basic measurement of distance, angle and elevation; use of basic surveying equipment: total station, levels and tapes, field notes; and basic computations: traverse closure and determination of areas.

1544. Introduction to CAD (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0022 [0152].)

An introduction to Computer Aided Drafting using Autocad. Focuses on learning the basic commands for drawing in two dimensions including: absolute and relative coordinates, working in layers, paper and model space, manipulation of text, and plotting.

1982. Honors Projects (1 to 3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0099.)

Prerequisite: Permission of department chair and instructor is required.

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

2124. Design Process (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0134 [0054].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 1142 (0032 [0104]).

An introduction to the design process: inventory, analysis, program development, and conceptual design. Students apply the design process to spatial composition of small scale site design projects.

2143. Landscape Architecture Design Studio I (6 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0131 [0207].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 1142 (0032 [0104]).Co-Requisite: LAN ARC 2241 (0151 [0108]).

Development of the student’s comprehension of important elements in the ecologically based landscape design process. Projects lead students through typical design processes that include inventory and analysis, case studies, evaluation of opportunities and constraints, development of conceptual ideas, and detailed landscape designs. The design process is applied to a variety of small scale, urban and suburban site design projects. Using a combination of computer, mechanical and free hand presentation techniques, studio work typically includes: site inventory and research and analysis; program development; concept alternatives; master planning; and detail design studies.

2144. Landscape Architecture Design Studio II (6 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0132 [0208].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 2143 (0131 [0207]).

The development of mixed use and sustainable communities within the natural, social, cultural and economic context of development or redevelopment. Investigations of large-scale land use and community planning projects in the urban or rural context. Real world projects range from preparing community based revitalization plans and designs for inner city neighborhoods, to the creation of a new town development set in a bucolic landscape.

2241. Landscape Engineering I (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0151 [0108].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 1142 (0032 [0104]), LAN ARC 1244 (0052), and matriculated Landscape Architecture or Horticulture student OR permission of instructor.

Emphasizes the basic concepts, ideas, and techniques that deal with the visual, functional, and ecological aspects of grading and landform manipulation.

2242. Landscape Engineering II (3 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0152 [0309].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 1142 (0032 [0104]) and LAN ARC 2241 (0151 [0108]).

Introduction to the principles, processes, and techniques of site engineering for “soft” elements of landscape architecture. Based on the understanding and appreciation of ecological principles, functional requirements, and aesthetic considerations, students learn elements of design/engineering such as advanced grading, storm water management, and road alignment.

2496. Landscape Traditions (3 s.h.) F. RCI: WI.

(Formerly: LAN ARC W241 [W318].)

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.

2497. American Traditions of Landscape Architecture (3 s.h.) S. RCI: WI.

(Formerly: LAN ARC W242 [W319].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 2496 (W241 [W318]) or permission of instructor.

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.

Note: Field trips required.

2553. Landscape Architectural Computer Graphics (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0225.)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 1544 (0022 [0152, Introduction to CAD]), or permission of the instructor.

Focuses on the use of digital media for visual presentation. Exposes students to image editing, publishing, and/or computer-aided design programs. Students learn how to create illustrative and technical drawings and/or portfolio work.

Note: Course may be repeated once for a maximum of six credits.

2564. Advanced CAD (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0223 [0154].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 1544 (0022 [0152, Introduction to CAD]).

Addresses more advanced concepts in two-dimensional Autocad and introduces CAD applications as three-dimensional tools in the generation of perspective drawings. Includes plotting in color and integration with other graphic applications.

2758. Summer Field Ecology (3 s.h.) SS.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0286 [0210].)

Prerequisite: Botany 1112 (0102).

Students 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, students see how the relationship of geology, soils, hydrology, plant communities, and land use history reveals an understanding of the visual characteristics, opportunities, and constraints of development inherent in the natural environment.

2870. Special Topics (1 to 3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Courses as required by the specific course topic; or permission of the instructor.

Variable offerings from semester to semester of selected topics not part of the regular listing of courses. The topic can be in an area of specialization of a faculty member or an examination of a current development in the field.

Note: Students may obtain a description of the current version at the department office and in the schedule of classes. This course may be repeated for credit.

2885. Internship (1 s.h.)

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0325.)

Prerequisite: At least sophomore status in the Landscape Architecture program.

This internship requires 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.

Note: Work should be completed between sophomore and junior years.

3145. Landscape Architecture Design Studio III (6 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0231 [0311].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 2144 (0132 [0208]).

Addresses issues pertinent to the design of parks and open space. Students analyze the site context in terms of open space and recreational opportunities, work closely with community groups and elected officials in developing appropriate design programs, and study and discuss comparable park systems and park designs. The goal is to apply an ecological design process to the design of a park appropriate for a particular neighborhood context.

3146. Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV: Design/Build (6 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0232 [0312].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 3145 (0231 [0311]) and 2242 (0152 [0309]).

Provides individuals the opportunity to build and implement elements of their own design. Students prepare the necessary construction documentation and then actually construct their designs. Working with construction materials enables 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.

3243. Landscape Engineering III (3 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0251 [0310].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 2242 (0152 [0309]).

Includes the principles, processes, and techniques of site engineering for the “hard” elements of landscape architecture such as walls, paving, steps, decks, etc. 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.

3345. Planting Design (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0271 [0305].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 1142 (0032 [0104]) and HORT 1211-1212 (0107-0108).

Considers the integration of plants into the design process and emphasizes scale, development density, natural site characteristics, natural plant associations, and individual plant characteristics. Planting design studies in a variety of contexts are included.

3644. Professional Practice (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0362 [0323].)

Prerequisite: Junior status in Landscape Architecture program or permission of instructor.

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

3882. Independent Study (1 to 3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Agreement by faculty member to supervise student’s work.

Explorative study or research not met in any established course. Initiated by the student, the project must be sponsored by a faculty member with an approved agreement outlining the content and requirements, including readings, meetings, and papers.

Note: Special authorization required for all students. Students must have the agreement of a faculty sponsor and must submit a formal proposal to this faculty member and Department before registering for the course.

3886. Edinburgh Exchange Program (1 to 18 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0375.)

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Landscape Architecture or Horticulture major (or other appropriate major), with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, must submit a formal application, including a portfolio and a statement of goals, to the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.

This exchange program is available to undergraduate students at Temple University majoring in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Architecture, or Art and to undergraduate students enrolled in the five-year Landscape Architecture degree program in the School of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)/Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. One to two students participate each period (ECA students attend Temple for one semester and Temple students attend ECA for one quarter), and the exchange is on a one-student-for-one-student basis.

Note: Temple students must apply by September 30 for Spring semester and March 31 for Fall semester. Temple exchange participants must follow the normal procedure for study abroad approvals and pre-approvals of courses. All students must be enrolled for at least 12 s.h. and must pay tuition and any applicable fees to their home institution.

4147. Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio (6 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LAN ARC 0331 [0392].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 3146 (0232 [0312]).

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 includes analysis and evaluation of existing conditions, programming, and creation of conceptual plans, master plans, and detail designs.

4198. Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio (6 s.h.) S. RCI: WI. $.

(Formerly: LAN ARC W332 [W393].)

Prerequisite: LAN ARC 4147 (0331 [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 are challenged to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the ideas, processes, and concepts.

Note: This is a writing intensive course.
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