GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008

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Courses taught by Matthew Urbanski

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

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

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 UrbanskiTuesday 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 SolanoTuesday 3:00 - 6:00 Thursday 3:00 - 6:00

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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Independent Study - 4 credits

Gary Hilderbrand, Brian W. Blaesser, Marco Cenzatti, Preston Scott Cohen, Felipe Correa, Gareth Doherty, Stephen Ervin, Susan Fainstein, Richard T.T. Forman, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, K. Michael Hays, Sanford Kwinter, Anne McGhee, Michael Meredith, Farshid Moussavi, Richard Peiser, Spiro Pollalis, Peter Rowe, Allen Sayegh, Laura Solano, John Stilgoe, Kostas Terzidis, Matthew Urbanski, Bing Wang, Christian Werthmann, T. Kelly Wilson

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.

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