Landscape Architecture Courses

landscape architecture courses

Stephen R. Drown, Coordinator of Landscape Architecture (207 Art and Architecture 83844-2481; phone 208/885-7448; larch@uidaho.edu ; www.caa.uidaho.edu/larch ).

LArc 151 Introduction to the Built Environment (2 cr)

An introduction to the profession of landscape architecture and related design professions engaged in the planning and design of the built environment with an emphasis on the value and benefit of interdisciplinary professional education, and creative practice. (Fall only)

LArc 154 Landscape Architecture Representation and Media 1 (3 cr)

Drawing and graphic techniques traditional to the practice of landscape architecture and design thinking; emphasis on conceptual and analytical graphics, plan section/elevation, perspective illustration and color rendering; introduction to digital technology presentation tools. (Spring only)

LArc 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

LArc 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

LArc 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

LArc 210 Landscape Architecture Representation and Media 2 (2 cr)

Exploration of the digital technology tools used by design professionals throughout the design process; emphasis on digital tools that assist with the conceptualization and implementation of site design with an introduction to related landscape architecture specific tools. Open to landscape architecture majors only; non-majors by permission as space permits. (Fall only)

Prereq: LArc 154 and major in Landscape Architecture; non-majors by permission as space permits

LArc 251 Introduction to Principles of Site Design (3 cr)

An overview of site analysis, design, and planning principles addressing the theoretical foundations, emerging cultural practices as well as the technical and functional standards for sustainable landscape architectural site design. Includes a lab section for discussion, critique and presentation of additional technical issues and site-related design projects; field trips and special sessions may be required. (Fall only)

LArc 254 Origins of Landscape Form (2 cr)

An overview of the principles and theory of form generation demonstrating the relationship between world-view, historic epoch, science and technology and the creation of form relevant to landscape architecture and other design professions. Summer reading list provided. (Spring only)

LArc 268 Landscape Construction 1 (2 cr)

Site grading and drainage with a focus on siting building elevations and grading open space. roads, parking, walkways, paved public spaces, cut and fill and horizontal road layout. Recommended Preparation: Math 143. (Spring only)

Prereq: Landscape Architecture major, Landscape Architecture minor, or Permission

LArc 269 Landscape Construction 2 (2 cr)

Sustainable storm water design, grading of swales, calculating runoff and the sizing conveyance and detention basins. Recommended preparation: LArc 268 and Math 143. (Spring only)

Prereq: Landscape Architecture major, Landscape Architecture minor or Permission

LArc 288 Planting Design Studio 1 (3 cr)

Plant identification and selection; the sustainable use of plant materials in relation to soils, topography, and climate; introduction to the principles in relation to planting design. Selected field trips at student expense. (Fall only)

LArc 289 Planting Design Studio 2 (3 cr)

Continuation of plant material identification with emphasis on planting design at different scales of the landscape. Exploration of sustainable principles and practices of planting design. Two lec and 4 hrs of lab a wk; selected field trips at student expense. (Spring only)

LArc 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

LArc J310/J510 Landscape Architecture Representation and Media 3 (2 cr)

Advanced digital technology tools used by landscape architects throughout the design process; emphasis on digital modeling tools that assist with the conceptualization and development of site design and design detail. Further exploration of digital media to assist with the communication and presentation of design process and concepts. Open to landscape architecture majors only. Additional project required for graduate credit. (Fall only)

Prereq: LArc 154. LArc 210. and major in Landscape Architecture; non-majors by permission as space permits

LArc J353/J550 Landscape Architecture Studio 1 (3 cr)

Studies and applications in landscape architecture site design process at the small-site scale with an emphasis on critical thinking within the bioregional context; includes readings, lectures and field trips. Course offered in the first half of fall semester. Additional project required for graduate credit. Recommended Preparation: Art 100. Art 121. LArc 151. and LArc 154. (Fall only)

LArc 355 Landscape Architecture Studio 2 (3 cr)

Continued application and exploration of design process with a focus on the significance of site inventory and analysis, design programming and the creation of a conceptual framework to guide the design process. Course offered in the second half of fall semester. (Fall only)

LArc 358 Professional Office Practice in Landscape Architecture (2 cr)

Office organization, fees, contracts, bonding, bidding specifications, insurance, and relationships with subcontractors. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall only)

LArc J363/J552 Landscape Architecture Studio 3 (3 cr)

Exploration of design principles, process, conceptualization, spatial understanding, and craft via narrative; within a cultural, social, and environmental context; and application to creative thinking and decision-making required of site-specific projects. Required field trips and attendance at outside events (lectures, symposiums, films). Course offered first half of semester. Additional project required for graduate credit. Recommended Preparation: LArc 154. LArc 210. and LArc 288 (Spring only)

LArc 364 Summer Study Abroad Design Studio (6 cr)

Intermediate site scale planning and design with an emphasis on bioregional context, sustainable development and the cultural landscape as influencing site design factors. A summer abroad studio that may be substituted for LArc 353 and LArc 355. or LArc 363 and LArc 365. Recommended Preparation: Art 110 and Art 121. (Summer

only)

LArc 365 Landscape Architecture Studio 4 (3 cr)

Further integration and application of design process explored in LArc 363 via outreach project(s). Focus on sustainable design development. Required field trips and attendance at outside events (lectures, symposiums, films). Course offered second half of semester. Recommended Preparation: LArc 154. LArc 210. and LArc 288. (Spring only)

LArc 368 Landscape Architecture Construction 3 (2 cr)

Introduction to the art and technology of designing and detailing materials in the landscape. Examines the content and purpose of construction documents, the construction sequence, the properties of common landscape construction materials (concrete, masonry, timber, metals, others) as they relate to aesthetics, the articulation of place, durability, and performance in outdoor environments. Students apply this knowledge in developing construction document detail design drawings.

Prereq: Landscape Architecture major, Landscape Architecture minor, or Permission (Spring only)

LArc 369 Landscape Architecture Construction 4 (2 cr)

Extension of LARC 368 with a focus on building a unified set of construction detail design drawings for a range of materials applied to a small scale site. Drawings are presented in professional format as a small construction document package which includes work from LARC 368. Sustainable approaches, practices, and research reports support the work in detailing the materials and completion of the construction document package. Recommended Preparation: LArc 210. LArc 268. and LArc 269. (Spring only)

Prereq: Landscape Architecture major, Landscape Architecture minor, or Permission

LArc 380 Water Conservation Technologies (3 cr)

Sustainable irrigation best practices; principles of water conservation and water harvesting in landscape architecture site design with the production of a number of drawings and projects at different scales. Recommended Preparation: LArc 210. (Spring only)

LArc 382 Landscape, Language and Culture (2 cr)

Students study the Italian language, utilizing the regional, historic landscape of southern Piedmont and the markets, museums, and cultural events of Cremolino, Ovada and Aqui Termi as a resource for enhancing language skills. (Summer only)

LArc 389 History of Landscape Architecture (3 cr)

An overview of the history of landscape design with a focus on pre-Egyptian civilization through Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the influence of Asian culture, the birth of landscape architecture, modernism, and a contemporary focus of practice. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Spring only)

LArc 390 Italian Hill Towns and Urban Centers (3 cr)

May be used as general education credit in J-3-d. A summer lecture and field experience course exploring the historical foundations of community and urban pattern utilizing Italian hill towns and urban centers as a resource. Students study the organic and formal relationships between landscape and human settlement as well as the relationship between urban form and political and historical context. Recommended Preparation: Art 100. Art 111. and LArc 389. (Summer only)

A primer on geographic information systems (GIS) applied to landscape architecture and land planning with lab exercises exploring the site suitability analysis process at the landscape level. Three hrs of lec-lab a wk. (Fall only)

LArc 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

LArc 453 Landscape Architecture Studio 5 (3 cr)

Intermediate scale site planning through integrated studio engagement at the community and urban scale of landscape architecture with a focus on the integration of open space systems in community design. Opportunity to collaborate with students and faculty from allied professional programs. Course offered first half of fall semester. Recommended Preparation: LArc 288. LArc 289. and LArc 389. (Fall only)

LArc J455/J551 Landscape Architecture Studio 6 (3 cr)

Continued emphasis on community design with a focus on master planning and design development that explores different models of human settlement and patterns of cultural, environmental and social elements. Selected field trips at student expense. Course offered second half of fall semester. Additional project required for graduate credit. Recommended Preparation: LArc 288. LArc 289. and LArc 389. (Fall only)

LArc 463 Landscape Architecture Studio 7 (3 cr)

Intermediate scale sustainable land planning and design for the urban and rural environment with a focus on the integration of wetland ecology planning, storm water management and wildlife habitat. Course offered first half of spring semester. Selected field trips at student expense. Recommended Preparation: LArc 288 and LArc 289. (Spring only)

LArc J465/J553 Landscape Architecture Studio 8 (3 cr)

Intermediate scale land planning and design that emphasizes sustainable development with a focus on landscape restoration and regeneration, visual analysis of the landscape matrix using GIS digital technologies and the use of indigenous plant materials for restoration and rehabilitation. Required Field Trip at student expense. Course offered second half of spring semester. Additional project required for graduate credit. Recommended Preparation: LArc 288 and LArc 289. (Spring only)

LArc 480 The Emerging Landscape (3 cr)

May be used as general education credit in J-3-d. A capstone course exploring the emerging scholarship of landscape architecture and land planning. Writing, projects and attendance at activities outside of class time required. Includes a service learning option. Recommended Preparation: Comm 101. (Spring only)

LArc 495 GIS Applications in Land Planning 2 (3 cr)

Advanced methods for regional-scale landscape planning using geographic information system (GIS) technology to apply ecological principles and land use analysis and planning. Required of Landscape Architecture majors with a land planning focus.

LArc 497 Teaching Assistantship, Undergraduate (3 cr, max 6)

Teaching assistant services performed by advanced undergraduate students with faculty supervision. By permission only.

LArc 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

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