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ARCH X 493.77
Further enhance your skills, knowledge, and application on digital renderings using SketchUP.
ARCH X 493.992
Gain an introduction to the essential basic commands of AutoCAD and their applications.
ARCH X 493.6
This advanced course covers the basics of managing axial images' relationships, creating and editing 3-D drawings, file sharing, and external references, and file management for construction drawings.
ARCH X 496.2
This course explores using the " watershed" approach vs. lot-by-lot approach to design of urban landscapes. These prinicples improve water quality and create multi-benifical and functional landscapes.
A hands-on class that covers designing a garden as a "watershed." Students work with a client, design in a group, and install the design. Three full days of physical installation are mandatory.
Format: Classroom
BIOLGY X 499.22
California native landscapes are adapted to our climate, and provide habitat to many California native bees, birds, and mammals. Using native plants in a landscape can make a garden more resilient and drought tolerant.
ARCH X 472.15C
This seminar takes a student into the research an analysis of their final project idea. Students explore sites, programs, and submit a final capstone proposal and presentation.
ARCH X 472.15D
The final design class culminates in a self-directed project that demonstrates compentency in site selection, analysis, programing a site, conceptualizing a design, and rendering a final conceptual design proposal booklet.
ARCH X 494.933
Residential design must marry the needs of the landscape to the desires of the client. Learn the skills and trade secrets of using process to work through a site to a final design sketch and solution.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 472.4D
Using Tongva Park, students study design, program, and planting. Drawing, observing, and creating a hand-drawn plan are the outcomes.
ARCH X 472.4E
Build upon drafting, lettering, and drawing techniques learned in Design Graphics 1, advanced applications of color and presentation are applied to final projects.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 472.4F
This third course in the Design Graphics Sequence takes the same site plan and designs and renders with digital media. A full graphic package is prepared with digital renderings, sections, and elevations.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 493.33
Lessons focus on systems, equipment, calculation procedures and terminology for a basic awareness of lighting. Creating safe spaces, lighting color, and exterior landscapes are emphasized.
Format: Classroom
BIOLGY X 497.5
A practical introduction to the basics of maintaining a home garden. Hands on experience in growing, maintaining plants.
BIOLGY X 496.2
Botany, the scientific study of plants, is the basis for understanding and using plants in the human habitat; covering plant diversity, physiology, and natural adaptation as a foundation for applied uses and plantings.
ARCH X 472.12A
Using graphic conventions and calculations, grading and drainage techniques used in every landscape architecture project are applied to grade a complex site while considering public health, safety, and welfare.
ARCH X 495.33
Complete a broad survey of green infrastructure (including green roofs, green walls, water) technologies and design.
BIOLGY X 498.10
Teaching and using gardening Practices that are sustainable, this course covers composting, irrigation, water harvesting, as well as weekend field trips to LA's sustainable gardens.
ARCH X 472.6A
Covering the evolution of the designed and human-built landscape, students study how designed exterior spaces are informed by cultural ideas, landform, structures, infrastructure, and the existing natural environment.
BIOLGY X 498.2
This class covers both biological and non-chemical methods of insect control, andintegrated pest managemen (IPM).
Information session on certificates and specializations available in horticulture and gardening.
Format: Classroom
BIOLGY X 499.999
Internships provide students the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience.
ARCH X 472.23
Learn the basic principles guiding the successful design of space. Human factors, engineering, natural processes, human capabilities, and limitations are woven into the design of environments.
Format: Classroom
An overview of horticulture and plant care, this course provides the knowledge to solve many of the problems commonly faced in keeping plants healthy.
BIOLGY X 499.97
Students are introduced to various irrigation components, hydraulic concepts, irrigation design techniques and scheduling approaches. 
ARCH X 493.773
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to develop and produce professional 3-D project models using SketchUp.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 472
A quick dive into landscape theory, history, design principles, and understanding scale and drawing. Students apply these lessons in a final project resulting in scaled drawings and models.
ARCH X 472.12B
This course covers the planning, design, and specifications of irrigation systems for water conservation. Irrigation system design includes quality and quantity of available water, and model water conservation requirements.
ARCH 747
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers section 1: Project and Construction Administration.
Format: Classroom
ARCH 748
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers section 2: Inventory and Analysis.
Format: Classroom
ARCH 749
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers section 3: Design.
Format: Classroom
ARCH 750
Review and preparation course for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). section 4: Construction Documentation
Format: Classroom
ARCH 751
Two-hour information session on the Landscape Architecture certificates and specializations.
ARCH X 472.14C
Prepare in AutoCAD a bid-ready set of final construction documents.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 472.14B
Learn construction principles and practice from site design to schematic design, design development to final construction, plus documentation drawings and how to create a technical specifications bid package.
ARCH X 472.14A
Studies the basic materials and methods used in landscape architecture site construction with an emphasis on sustainable materials, construction practices, and detailing with materials.
ARCH X 471.1A
Explore form and the importance of scale in landscape architectural design. These skills and insights are applied culminating in a study of a small, site-scale school garden.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 471.1B
Learn how to analyze a site and create a program design that responds to the site and surroundings.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 471.2
Applying site inventory and analysis with a site program, students create their design process and concept development using Downtown Los Angeles sites. Use of computer modeling programs is highly encouraged.
ARCH X 472.9
Utiltizing methods of environmental research and analysis, students invstigate the natural, historical, and cultural factors impacting land-use.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 472.5
Ecological and cultural contexts are examined as determinants for using plants in design.
ARCH X 472.19
Concept development focuses on developing an ability to use drawings to model and manipulate visual information throughout the various stages of design evolution. Learn intensive drawing and design thinking.
ARCH X 472.8
As the precursor for Capstone, with an instructor-selected site, design process, and site analysis, the student refines a program, selects goals and objectives, and prepares a design solution and documentation booklet.
BIOLGY X 492.68
Core course in the Arboriculture Specialization. Focusing on recognized industry standards for care, protection, preservation and industry ethics, leading to certification.
ARCH X 472.8B
Focusing on understory plants and their communities, instruction focuses on selecting and placing appropriate plant material to influence the landscape architect's overall site composition.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 472.8A
This course concentrates on trees, shrubs, and companion plant groupings, planting location, etc. as design elements. Participants study plant texture, density, form, color, and other characteristics as articulators of space.
This course focuses on plants appropriate for use in Southern California. Students learn plant names, both common and scientific, cultural requirements and proper placement within the landscape. The class uses local botanical gardens and nurseries to introduce students to over 150 plants.
BIOLGY X 424.41
This course introduces students to the tools needed for navigating and identifying the diverse kingdom of plants.
Format: Hybrid
BIOLGY X 497.19
A primer on residential design, site analysis, designing with plants and your site.
ARCH X 493.9
Covers professional contract relations, responding to a request for proposal (RFP), and other areas of landscape architecture ethics and practice.
Format: Classroom
ARCH X 493.883
Students develop a solid knowledge of 3D Modeling with Rhinoceros 5 in the context of landscape representation.
ARCH 866
Expand your SketchUp skills with SketchUp experts Daniel Tal in this one day workshop.
ARCH X 494.65
Using the gardens of Southern California, students learn plant taxonomy through obsrevation and recording using illustration and journaling.
Format: Classroom
BIOLGY X 493.2
Learn the physical, biological, and chemical properies of soils; learn what is in a soil report and how to improve your soil's yield.
Format: Classroom
BIOLGY X 497.30
Pruning of trees is an art, and can allow trees to thrive or fail. Learn how to assess the best form to trim a tree, so that it provides beauty and thrives.
BIOLGY X 492.67
Trees provide shade, food, habitat, and clean our air. Selecting and caring for trees is the study of arboriculture.
Format: Classroom
BIOLGY X 489.6
Gain a command of the entire growing process from seed to harvest and explore the relationships between soil and plants, plants and insects, and how to move towards an optimum natural relationship in the garden.
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