Considering the Campus: Landscape Architecture, Tradition, and the Ecological Mandate|
Spring 2013 not offered
As a medium, landscape architecture has the ability to express ideas about the relationship between humans and the natural world. Campuses with their traditional landscapes and landscape maintenance regimes face new mandates for ecological performance and expression. This course seeks to use a combination of readings and design exercises to test ideas of nature and community and to explore how the basic components of the landscape--topography, hydrology, and vegetation--impact campus design.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Corner, James, ECOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE AS AGENTS OF CREATIVITY, ECOLOGICAL DESIGN AND PLANNING, ed. George F. Thompson and Frederick R. Steiner
Cronon, William, ed., UNCOMMON GROUND: RETHINKING THE HUMAN PLACE IN NATURE
McHarg, Ian, AN ECOLOGICAL METHOD, reprinted in THEORY IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: A READER, ed. Simon Swaffield
Turner, Paul V., CAMPUS - AN AMERICAN PLANNING TRADITION
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will study the history of American campus-making, contemporary ecological thinking, and the medium of landscape architecture. Design analysis and conceptualization will focus on campus landscape architecture.
Three studio response papers
Three studio projects
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Drawing I or similar background in freehand drawing recommended. This course is not open to first-year students. Selection by interview with Professor Sturges. A portfolio of previous creative work may be presented during the interview, but is not required.
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