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ARCH X 493.77
Further enhance your skills, knowledge, and application on digital renderings using SketchUP.
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ARCH X 493.992
Gain an introduction to the essential basic commands of AutoCAD and their applications.
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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.
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ARCH X 496.2
This course explores using the " watershed" approach vs. lot-by-lot approach to design of urban landscapes. These prinicples improve water quality and create multi-benifical and functional landscapes.
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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.
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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.
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ARCH X 494.933
Residential design must marry the needs of the landscape to the desires of the client. Learn the skills and trade secrets of using process to work through a site to a final design sketch and solution.
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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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 18, 2021
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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 23, 2021
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.
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ARCH X 493.33
Lessons focus on systems, equipment, calculation procedures and terminology for a basic awareness of lighting. Creating safe spaces, lighting color, and exterior landscapes are emphasized.
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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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 21, 2021
ARCH X 495.33
Complete a broad survey of green infrastructure (including green roofs, green walls, water) technologies and design.
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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.
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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.
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ARCH X 493.773
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to develop and produce professional 3-D project models using SketchUp.
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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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 22, 2021
ARCH X 472.12B
This course covers the planning, design, and specifications of irrigation systems for water conservation. Irrigation system design includes quality and quantity of available water, and model water conservation requirements.
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ARCH 747
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers section 1: Project and Construction Administration.
Format: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: October 23, 2021
ARCH 748
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers section 2: Inventory and Analysis.
Format: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: October 24, 2021
ARCH 749
This course helps students review and prepare for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). It covers section 3: Design.
Format: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: November 07, 2021
ARCH 750
Review and preparation course for the Landscape Architects Registration Exam (LARE). section 4: Construction Documentation
Format: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: November 05, 2021
ARCH 728
Program Director Stephanie Landregan invites industry professions to discuss relevant and current events within Landscape Architecture and allied professions.
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ARCH 752.1
Landscape architecture and design firms are like every other business trying to successfully navigate the current challenges of remote work. This panel discussion moderated by Program Director Stephanie Landregan, FASLA, will focus on small, medium and large-scale landscape design firms in the Los Angeles area and what changes they are observing in the profession in this new era of remote work.
Next Start Date: TBA
ARCH 751
Two-hour Virtual information session on the Landscape Architecture certificate and program specializations.
Format: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: July 31, 2021
ARCH X 472.14C
Prepare in AutoCAD a bid-ready set of final construction documents.
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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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 23, 2021
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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 22, 2021
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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 21, 2021
ARCH X 471.1B
Learn how to analyze a site and create a program design that responds to the site and surroundings.
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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.
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ARCH X 472.9
Utiltizing methods of environmental research and analysis, students invstigate the natural, historical, and cultural factors impacting land-use.
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ARCH X 472.5
Ecological and cultural contexts are examined as determinants for using plants in design.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 23, 2021
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: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: October 05, 2021
ARCH X 493.883
Students develop a solid knowledge of 3D Modeling with Rhinoceros in the context of landscape representation.
Format: Remote Instruction
Next Start Date: September 25, 2021
ARCH X 494.65
Using the plants of Southern California, students learn plant taxonomy through observation using illustration and journaling.
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ARCH 752
In this lecture, JC Miller will present Royston’s work with an emphasis on his residential projects, including his final commission, a series of gardens in Palm Springs. Join us for a live Q&A session with JC Miller immediately following the presentation.
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ARCH 726
This second lecture in a series of three will explore the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services metrics and data in design projects, model assisted design and case studies such as Singapore, Colorado Springs, Los Angeles and San Francisco. 
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ARCH 725
First in a series of three lectures on Urban Biodiversity within the context of the new Los Angeles Biodiversity Index.
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ARCH 727
This lecture is the last of a three part lecture series on urban biodiversity. This lecture focuses on urban home gardens and sustainable urban landscape design.
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ARCH 729
Discover how to implement the watershed approach to sustainable design.
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ARCH 730
Advanced concepts of the watershed approach to sustainable design.
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