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.
Study a site with complex environmental, spatial, political, historical, and contextual issues
Generate solutions to complex design issues using research, deductive, and inductive thinking processes
Identify and develop conceptual models, diagrams, etc., applying site analysis, context, precedents, and other relationships/research, in order to explore and test solutions to design issues
Use hand and digital drawings as tools for visualization and design development of medium to large scale sites
About this course:
This course explores the use of drawings as tools for visualization and design development. The focus is on developing an ability to use drawings to model and manipulate visual information throughout the various stages of design evolution. Techniques for examining ideas and concept alternatives through composite, perspective, orthographic, and axonometric drawings are explored. Lectures present examples of built projects and methods of recognized professionals, which illustrate the dramatic influence drawing type may have on the final form or organization of a design. The course requires intensive drawing time; students must have already mastered basic drafting and sketching skills.
X 472.9 Landscape Design 4: Environmental Analysis and Planning.
Required in-person field trips: Eastvale, CA. Sunday, June 26; July 24.
- First class will meet on Sunday, June 26 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on site with representatives from the City of Eastvale. Specific location to be determined.
- Students will be assigned specific site analysis topics to address, and should anticipate beginning such analyses on site at the June 26th meeting.
- Instructor will hold a brief pre-course Zoom coordination meeting on Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 AM Pacific.
- First required readings will be discussed on the first class session. Please be prepared.
Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.