Landscape Construction Methods and Materials
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.
Fall 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
No meetings November 11 & 25, 2020. One weekend meeting to be arranged.
Must be taken before or concurrently with X 472.14B Landscape Construction Drawing I.
Laptop highly recommended. Internet access required. Materials required.