0099. Honors Projects (1 - 3 s.h.) FS
Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson and instructor is required.
For exceptional students interested in pursuing independent, in-depth study. Credits based on the quantity and quality of work fulfilling the established course outline.
0101. Graphic Communications Seminar (1 s.h.) F
Lectures, workshops, and discussions of techniques and various media used to develop student competence in freehand and mechanical drawing, model construction, and rendering techniques. To be taken concurrently with LA 0103, Graphic Communications Studio.
0102. Landscape Design Seminar (1 s.h.) S
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. Must be taken concurrently with LA 0104 Landscape Design Studio, and LA 0150 CAD for Studio, and LA 0108 Landscape Engineering I.
0103. Graphic Communications Studio (3 s.h.) F
A studio drawing course emphasizing development of alternative techniques of graphic presentation, including perspective, freehand sketching, lettering, plan view, sections, and elevations. Must be taken concurrently with LA 0101, Graphic Communications Seminar.
0104. Landscape Design Studio (3 s.h.) S
Co-requisite: LA 0102 and LA 0150
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 ( 2 s.h.) S
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.
0124. Landscape Design Process (3 s.h.) S
Combining the elements of spatial design to create gardens and landscapes for real sites. Learning design process: analysis, evaluation, concept and design composition, as well as an introduction to graphic communications.
0150. CAD for Studio (2 s.h.) S
Co-requisite: LA 0120/0104
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, dimensioning paper and model space, the ma nipulation of text and plotting/sheet composition. Application of those commands in the generation of a CAD plan of your design project in the Landscape Design Studio. This CAD plan will include both hardscape elements - buildings, steps, walls, and curbs , and plant material.
0152. Introduction to CAD (3 s.h.) S
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, dimensioning paper and model space, the ma nipulation of text and plotting/sheet composition. Application of those commands in the generation of a landscape plan of part of Temple University Ambler, to include buildings, steps, walls, curbs, a fountain, and plant material.
0154. Advanced CAD (3 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Landscape Architecture 0150 or 0152.
This 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. Plotting in color. Landcad applications and the use of a digitizer will be included in the course.
0205. Site Planning Seminar (1 s.h.) F
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture 0102/0104; co-requisite: LA 0207, Site Planning Studio.
The seminar will focus on site planning and design process topics being explored in the studio. Contemporary issues in design as they relate to the form of the modern garden will also be reviewed.
0206. Land Planning Seminar (1 s.h.) S
Prerequisites: LA 0205/0207 ; co-requisite: LA 0208, Land Planning Studio
This lecture series will address the theory of the ecological and cultural site analysis process, case studies on historic and neo-traditionalist planned communities, and the design elements of a sustainable, mixed-use pedestrian oriented village.
0207. Site Planning Studio (5 s.h.) F
Co-requisite: LA 0205.
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. Must be tak en concurrently with
0208. Land Planning Studio (5 s.h.) S
Co-requisite: LA 0206, Land Planning Seminar
Large-scale rural, natural, cultural and resource analysis, community planning and design concepts, and land use planning strategies leading to a master plan for a village-scale new community. Use of G.I.S. mapping is integrated into the studio.
0210. Summer Field Ecology (3 s.h.) 1SS
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 visual characteristics and opportunities and constraints to development and land uses inherent in the natural environment.
0305. Planting Design (4 s.h.)
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture 0101-0103 and 0102-0104, and Horticulture 0107-0108.
The integration of plants into the design process dealing with scale, development density, natural site characteristics, natural plant associations, and individual plant characteristics.
0307. Park Design/History Seminar (1 s.h.) F
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture 0101/0103, 0102/0104, 0205/0207, and 0206/020; co-requisite: Landscape Architecture 0311
This seminar will explore the fundamentals of park design and principles of historic restoration. A variety of projects will explore issues relating to scale, program development, and appropriate design solutions, as well as the design process and graphics.
0308. Design/Build Seminar (1 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Landscape Architecture 0307, 0309 and 0311; co-requisite: Landscape Architecture 0312, Design/Build Studio
Discussions and presentations will focus on topics being explored in the studio including construction documentation and the nature and characteristics of materials. The latter portion of the semester will be allocated to construction of selected individual designs on campus, in North Philadelphia, or on local sites.
0309. Landscape Engineering II (3 s.h.) F
Prerequisites: Mathematics Core, Landscape Architecture 0101/0103, 0102/0104, 0108, 0210.
Developing 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. Includes elements of design/engineering such as landform grading, storm water management, earth work calculations, and roadway design.
0310 Landscape Engineering III (3 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Landscape Architecture 0108, 0309.
Includes the principles, processes, and techniques of site engineering for the hard elements of landscape architecture, such as walls, paving, steps, pools, and decks. Includes elements of design/engineering such as siting buildings, grading, and simple structures. Understanding the nature of construction materials and preparation of working drawings are also included.
031-1. Park Design/History Studio (5 s.h.) F
Corequisite: Landscape Architecture 0307, Park Design/History Seminar.
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.
031-2. Design/Build Studio (5 s.h.) S
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture 0307, 0309, and 0311.
Corequisite: Landscape Architecture 0308, Design/Build Seminar.
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
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture 0101/0103 and 0102 or permission of instructor.
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
Prerequisite: Landscape Architecture 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 20th century. Field trips and a research paper are required. This is a writing intensive course.
0323. Professional Practice (3 s.h.) FS
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 and manage people and to execute landscape projects.
0325. Internship (1 s.h.)
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.
W390. Fall Senior Seminar (1 s.h.) F
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture 308-312; co-requisite: Landscape Architecture W392.
Seminar explores topics related to large scale projects dealing with the growth management and planning issues in the studio.
0391. Spring Senior Seminar (1 s.h.) S
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture W390-W392; co-requisite: Landscape Architecture 0393.
Seminar is an integration of ideas, processes and concepts related to the variety of projects in studio.
W392. Fall Senior Studio (5 s.h.) F
Prerequisites: Landscape Architecture 0307/0311, 0308/0312.
Studio focusing 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 plan and detail designs.
0393. Spring Senior Studio (5 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Landscape Architecture W390-W392.
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.