Landscape Design 5: Planting Design
ARCH X 472.5
Ecological and cultural contexts are examined as determinants for using plants in design.
What you can learn.
- Reinforce understanding of the essential role of plants in providing environmental services as well human comfort
- Increase the depth of biophilia fundamental to an effective landscape
- Understand and manage the conflicts between land stewardship, appearance, cost, maintainability, and the public’s health, safety, and welfare
- Effectively explain design concepts through written narrative, graphics, and oral presentation
- Create a high-quality planting design presentation for your portfolio
About this course:
In this course, plants and plant groups are studied as basic design elements in the landscape. Instruction emphasizes the arrangement of plant materials for defining, sequencing, and articulating space. Ecological and cultural contexts are examined as determinants for sharply focused design concepts.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Landscape Design 5: Planting Design.
X 472.9 Landscape Design 4: Site Analysis and two courses from the Plant Materials series (X 472.8A-B).