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ARCH X 493.774
A digital workflow course for landscape architects, architects and landscape designers using Macs and IPads
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: September 25, 2024
ARCH X 493.992
Gain an introduction to the essential basic commands of AutoCAD and their applications.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 493.6
This advanced course covers the basics of managing axial images' relationships, creating and editing 3-D drawings, file sharing, and external references, and file management for construction drawings.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 496.21
This course showcases unique designs and describes the methods and calculations used to design stormwater BMPs for a site.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.15C
This seminar takes a student into the research an analysis of their final project idea. Students explore sites, programs, and submit a final capstone proposal and presentation.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.15D
The final design class culminates in a self-directed project that demonstrates compentency in site selection, analysis, programing a site, conceptualizing a design, and rendering a final conceptual design proposal booklet.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.4D
Using Tongva Park, students study design, program, and planting. Drawing, observing, and creating a hand-drawn plan are the outcomes.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: September 21, 2024
ARCH X 472.4E
Build upon drafting, lettering, and drawing techniques learned in Design Graphics 1, advanced applications of color and presentation are applied to final projects.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: September 26, 2024
ARCH X 472.4F
This third course in the Design Graphics Sequence takes the same site plan and designs and renders with digital media. A full graphic package is prepared with digital renderings, sections, and elevations.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH 702.9
Learn how to protect your family, property, and neighborhood from wildfire in this dynamic and education presentation.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: August 28, 2024
ARCH X 472.12A
Using graphic conventions and calculations, grading and drainage techniques used in every landscape architecture project are applied to grade a complex site while considering public health, safety, and welfare.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: September 23, 2024
ARCH X 472.6A
Covering the evolution of the designed and human-built landscape, students study how designed exterior spaces are informed by cultural ideas, landform, structures, infrastructure, and the existing natural environment.
Next Start Date: TBA
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 493.773
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to develop and produce professional 3-D project models using SketchUp.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472
A quick dive into landscape theory, history, design principles, and understanding scale and drawing. Students apply these lessons in a final project resulting in scaled drawings and models.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: September 25, 2024
ARCH X 472.12B
This course focuses on irrigation system design, specifications and construction. Instruction emphasizes water conservation and techniques of efficient and appropriate application. Various systems and techniques are explored, as well as concepts for system modernization, reclamation and water management.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH 747
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It LARE 1 - Inventory, Analysis and Project management.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: October 19, 2024
ARCH 748
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers LARE 2 - Planning and Design.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: October 20, 2024
ARCH 749
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers LARE 3 - Construction Documentation and Administration. 
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: November 3, 2024
ARCH 750
Review and preparation course for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). LARE 4 - Grading, Drainage, and Stormwater Management
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: November 1, 2024
ARCH 751
Two-hour Virtual information session on the Landscape Architecture certificate and program specializations.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: August 6, 2024
ARCH X 499.13
Gain professional work experience in the landscape architecture field.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.14C
Prepare in AutoCAD a bid-ready set of final construction documents.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.14B
Learn construction principles and practice from site design to schematic design, design development to final construction, plus documentation drawings and how to create a technical specifications bid package.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: September 26, 2024
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.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: September 25, 2024
ARCH X 471.1A
Explore form and the importance of scale in landscape architectural design. These skills and insights are applied culminating in a study of a small, site-scale school garden.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: September 24, 2024
ARCH X 471.1B
Learn how to analyze a site and create a program design that responds to the site and surroundings.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 471.2
Applying site inventory and analysis with a site program, students create their design process and concept development using real sites in interesting urban and semi-urban environments. Use of computer modeling programs is highly encouraged.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.9
Utiltizing methods of environmental research and analysis, students invstigate the natural, historical, and cultural factors impacting land-use.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.5
Ecological and cultural contexts are examined as determinants for using plants in design.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.19
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.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.8
As the precursor for Capstone, with an instructor-selected site, design process, and site analysis, the student refines a program, selects goals and objectives, and prepares a design solution and documentation booklet.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.8B
Focusing on understory plants and their communities, instruction focuses on selecting and placing appropriate plant material to influence the landscape architect's overall site composition.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 472.8A
This course concentrates on trees, shrubs, and companion plant groupings, planting location, etc. as design elements. Participants study plant texture, density, form, color, and other characteristics as articulators of space.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: September 26, 2024
ARCH X 493.9
Covers professional contract relations, responding to a request for proposal (RFP), and other areas of landscape architecture ethics and practice.
Format: Hybrid
Next Start Date: September 24, 2024
BIOLGY X 465.5
Discover how to find, harvest and use the resources available in our urban environments.
Format: Live Online
Next Start Date: September 23, 2024
ARCH X 493.883
Students develop a solid knowledge of 3D Modeling with Rhinoceros in the context of landscape representation.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 494.65
Using the plants of Southern California, students learn plant taxonomy through observation using illustration and journaling.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH X 495.32
Gain an understanding of green infrastructure and its place in the future re-development of urban areas.
Next Start Date: TBA
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