Landscape Construction Methods and Materials

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.


What you can learn.

  • Understand professional design, construction, and practice standards regarding various construction materials and methods
  • Understand the role of the professional landscape architect in the production of construction documents, details, and specifications
  • Understand how landscape architects communicate graphically, with written specification, and contractually with clients and contractors.
  • Select materials appropriate to the intended use and join materials using innovative and traditional methods

About this course:

This course investigates the various materials used in building landscapes (masonry, concrete, wood, metal, water, and lighting). Their physical properties, characteristics, and applications in terms of function and aesthetics are also studied and evaluated. Students demonstrate knowledge and proper use of these materials in detailed exercises and drawings.
ARCH X 493.6 AutoCAD 2, and ARCH X 472.12B Irrigation/Water Conservation.

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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