GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008 - SCI-06106-00

COURSE DETAILS


06106: Ecology, Plants and Technology I (SCI 0610600)

Landscape Architecture
Lecture - 4 credits
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00   Gund Hall
Tuesday 2:00 - 6:00   Gund Hall
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00   Gund Hall

Instructor(s)

Laura Solano, Matthew Urbanski

Course Description

This is the first in the core sequence of Ecology, Plants and Technology courses. The first module emphasizes the identification of prominent plants in the natural communities of New England and highlights major characteristics of the vegetation, and introduces the principles of climate in the spaces around plants. The second module introduces the concept of landforms and grading in design. The course will focus on the use of landforms in history, art and landscape design. By examining the origins and inspiration for shaping the land, students will acquire a deeper understanding of how grading can inform their designs. Technical topics include surveying techniques, characteristics of contours, grading terminology and formulas, accessibility issues, drainage patterns and the manipulation of landform to express the prosaic and poetic aspects of a design.

Course schedule:

Module one with Matthew Urbanski
Tuesday 2:00 - 6:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

** During the first week of classes, class will meet at the regular time on Tuesday but Wednesday's class will be moved to Thursday, September 18th 3-6 in the Gropius Room.


Module two with Laura Solano
Tuesday 3:00 - 6:00
Thursday 3:00 - 6:00




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