About this course
This course builds basic understanding of grading, drainage, and landform design. It focuses on the practice of two-dimensional graphic representation of three-dimensional landscape form and the methodology of expressing topographical change. The intent of this course is to provide each student with the fundamental tools to understand and communicate through graphic representation the manipulation of exterior surfaces as typically practiced by landscape architects today.
Topics ranging from basic surface drainage to more complex issues regarding storm flow calculations will be covered through a series of class assignments. Both the aesthetic and practical implications of topographical landscape change, such as maintenance and construction costs, will be explored. The course format will generally be an introduction and discussion of specific landscape architectural concepts, followed by a representative exercise. Assignments and quizzes will allow each student to practice and demonstrate these various techniques and landscape conventions.
Prerequisite: MATH 014 or 016.
3 credit hours