About this course
Landscape architecture comprises a set of concepts and practices that engender productive and expressive environments. It is both a profession and a discipline—that is, both a set of regulated services and a particular methodology/body of knowledge about the world. The core design sequence of our MLA program introduces students to the basic tools and processes that help them gain requisite knowledge and master the practices of landscape architecture.
This studio frames design problems with a wide range of complexity and subject matter, such as watershed analysis, housing, recreation, and natural areas in rural, community, and urban contexts. It emphasizes performance-based design that reflects evaluation and integration of new knowledge from social, cultural, and environmental research and detailed investigation of design options.
5 credit hours