Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to the landscape architectural design process, emphasizing site inventory, analysis, program, and design process and concept development. Projects are mid- to large-scale sites you can actually visit, such as civic plazas, freeway capping projects, downtown urban redevelopment, etc. The design program for each project will be defined by the instructor. Presentation graphics will be both hand-drawn and/or physically built. Students will also use computer modeling, rendering, 3D modeling, InDesign, Sketchup, and Photoshop. Final presentation products will utilize hand graphics with blended use of CAD and 3D modeling as background support only.
Course OutlineApplying site inventory and analysis with a site program, students create their design process and concept development using Downtown Los Angeles sites. Use of computer modeling programs is highly encouraged.