Courses

LAA 1920 Introduction to Landscape Architecture 3 Credits

Introduces landscape architecture, a profession defined as an art and science of planning or designing on the land-arranging and creating spaces and objects in a landscape for human use. Open to all students.

LAA 2330 Site Analysis 3 Credits

Inventory, analysis and evaluation of site development procedures; emphasis on landscape ecology.

LAA 2360C Principles of Landscape Architecture 5 Credits

Builds upon the fundamental principles of design covered in previous studios to explore a range of landscape architectural issues. Site design problems incorporating a mixture of cultural, environmental, and historical topics provide a framework for students to develop their analytical skills, communication techniques, and general understanding of design.

Prereq: ARC 1301 and majors only

Coreq: LAA 2379C

LAA 2376C Design Communications 1 4 Credits

Introduces visualization techniques via a project based studio in landscape architectural design and planning. Covers traditional drawing conventions, alternative methods of exploratory visualization and the techniques and processes used to produce these methods of communication.

LAA 2379C Design Communications 2 4 Credits

Advances the design communication strategies introduced in Design Communications I by further developing skills in digital visualization and communication techniques. Additionally, expanding their skill set to include advanced applications in to include landform and three dimensional space and object modeling and to be introduced to digital fabrication and three dimensional output.

Prereq: LAA 2376C

LAA 2532 Landscape Management 3 Credits

Explores the relationship between planning and design decision-making and landscape management practices which are, in turn, based on the fundamental principles of ecology and landscape ecology.

LAA 2710 History of Landscape Architecture 3 Credits

Landscape architecture is the art and science of arranging functions and spaces within the ecology of the land and the culture of the humans who inhabit it. Surveys the history of humans as it is expressed in such diverse areas as urban form, community planning, gardens, parks and recreational areas, agricultural patterns and land management. Open to all students. (H and N)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

LAA 3350C Site Design and Planning Studio 5 Credits

Application of basic site design principles on small-scale projects.

Prereq: LAA 2360

LAA 3352C Planting Design Studio 5 Credits

The planting design studio introduces the planting design process, its relationship to the site planning, existing site conditions, project locale and client needs.

Prereq: LAA 3350C and ORH 3513C

Coreq: BOT 3151C

LAA 3420 Landscape Construction 1 5 Credits

Characteristics of land form and the effects of grading on drainage, soils and location of landscape architectural elements; pavings, low retaining walls; quantification skills.

Prereq: LAA 2360

LAA 3421 Landscape Construction 2 5 Credits

Design and construction drawings for public and private landscape structures, landscape utilities, and irrigation system layouts; specifications, takeoffs and estimating.

Prereq: LAA 3420

LAA 4210 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice 4 Credits

Preparation for professional practice and the understanding of the business of landscape architecture in private and public arenas.

LAA 4230 Theories of Landscape Architecture 3 Credits

Explores the theories pertinent to the practice and study of landscape architecture. Addresses primarily aesthetic and cultural principles and values with related ecological aspects.

LAA 4260 Site Desgn Green Rfs 3 Credits

Site Desgn Green Rfs.

LAA 4353C Urban Design Studio 6 Credits

Design studio emphasizes the physical, social-behavioral, and civil factors involved with the design and planning of towns, cities and the public space found therein. Projects range in scale and complexity including the design of a new urban environment and/or existing urban development.

Prereq: LAA 3352C

LAA 4356 Envir Plan Des Studio 6 Credits

Envir Plan Des Studio.

LAA 4357 Senior Independent Project Seminar 2 Credits

Focuses on proposal writing and information gathering to support the senior independent project. (S-U)

Prereq: LAA 4353 and LAA 3421

LAA 4358 Senior Independent Project 8 Credits

This final semester-long project expands personal interests and talents, hones decision-making abilities, and sharpens professional skills through well-rounded, comprehensive completion of individual projects. Project must be approved by the faculty.

Prereq: completion of all previous design studios and construction courses

LAA 4362 Design Communications for Landscape Architects 4 Credits

Immersive experience in visualization techniques in landscape architectural design and planning. Covers traditional drawing conventions (plan, section/elevation & perspective) and builds skills in digital communication and visualization methods.

Prereq: Advanced standing in the program and/or instructor permission

LAA 4450 Landscape Architecture Design Implementation 5 Credits

Integration of the principles of construction with design. A combination of lecture and studio complements instruction in the design studio class. Students complete a full set of construction documents to support their design concept prepared in the beginning of the course.

Prereq: LAA 3420 and LAA 3421

LAA 4905 Special Studies in Landscape Architecture 1-6 Credits

Studio investigations of topics in landscape architecture adjusted to individual needs of advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Prereq: instructor permission

LAA 4933C Topics in European Design 4 Credits

The history of Europe, its urban forms and spaces and the cultural values expressed through landscape types. Discussions and research on European history and its correlation to the ecological base of the city studied contribute to an understanding of the city's unique urban form.

Coreq: LAA 4952C

LAA 4935 Gardens of the World 3 Credits

An assessment and discussion of works of landscape architecture with emphasis on user evaluation, design trends and research directions. Open to all majors. (H and N)

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International

LAA 4940 Landscape Architecture Internship 3 Credits

Internship in a private/public sector office under the direction of a registered landscape architect; required for graduation. (S-U)

LAA 4941C Extended Internship with Landscape Architect 9 Credits

Internship in a private/public sector office under the direction of a registered landscape architect. (S-U)

Coreq: LAA 4940

LAA 4952C European Landscape Architecture Studio 5 Credits

As one of several options, students are encouraged to participate in the landscape architectural design studios at the university's facility in Paris, France. Studio covers classical and ecological design methodologies as represented in Europe and utilizes Paris and vicinities as case studies. Extensive guided and independent travel is expected, touring landscape architectural sites in France and other European countries.

Coreq: LAA 4933