Introduction to Design -- basic introduction to two-dimensional concepts of design. Line, form, contrast, repetition, symmetry, texture, scale, and other design techniques. Models -- introduction to three-dimensional design thinking by creating spaces through land form, vegetation, and structure.
Recreational landscape studio for juniors. Design of public recreation space.
Residential garden -- introduction to translating client needs into a program of activities. Recreation and open space -- a systematic view of open space networks. Concepts of public, semi-public, and private spaces. Methods of site analysis and programming activities emphasized.
This course is an introduction to the skills necessary to envision and explore design. The media of landform, water, plants, and structures are explored as defining agents of human space in the garden and landscape. This studio encourages students to think creatively, to generate design ideas and understand design as a process through drawing and model making, to gain knowledge of design precedents and principles, and to learn tools and techniques of visual expression.
This course continues the introduction to landscape design. Students will learn how to conduct a Site Inventory & Analysis, explore Conceptual Design alternatives and vocabularies, and translate this thinking into a proposal through Design Development. The studio will advance skills in hand-drawn illustrations and introduce Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of visual communication as both an iterative part of the design process and an important means for communication and public presentation.
This studio is organized as a collaboration with the architecture department, and landscape and architecture students work together on a common site and program.