Human Factors in Landscape Architecture

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.

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Winter
Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $925.00
As few as 9 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Understand human motivation and behavior patterns
  • Evaluate the aesthetic, social, and ecological successes of existing landscapes to inform future design decisions
  • Observe social factors as an element affecting design and as essential to effective design
  • Utilize community facilitation as part of the design process, the design program, and final design concept
  • Develop the ability to embody an idea within the landscape that is sensitive to culture, demography, and geography

About this course:

This course presents an introduction to current concepts and research on how people interact with their environments and how design shapes human behavior and perception. Topics include the cultural and social determinants of territoriality; personal space and life style as design generators; designing for community, privacy, and safety; perception and recognition of urban form; designing streets and plazas for pedestrian use; the sensory environment; and learning from and programming for clients.
Prerequisites
ARCH X 472.19 Design 6: Concept Development.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Tuesday, Saturday
Available
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Instructor: Eileen Alduenda
383890
Fee:
$925.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: Field Trip , Online
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2022
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Notes

Visitors not permitted.
January 22 at MacArthur Park, required
March 5 at Union Station and Chinatown, required 
Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 17, 2022
Course Requirements
Book: How To Study Public Life by Jan Gehl, Birgitte Svarre
Book: Architecture Form, Space, Order by Francis D.K. Ching
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 11, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jan 18, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Jan 22, 2022
11:00AM PT - 6:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Tue Feb 1, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Feb 8, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Feb 15, 2022
6:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Tue Mar 1, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Sat Mar 5, 2022
11:00AM PT - 3:00PM PT
Field Trip
Lecture
Tue Mar 8, 2022
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Online

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