GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2010

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Courses taught by Jane Hutton

01111: Landscape Architecture I: First Semester Core Studio (STU 0111100)

Landscape Architecture
Core Studio - 8 credits
Monday Wednesday Friday 2:00 - 6:00  

Instructor(s)
Jane Hutton, Andrea Hansen, Paula Meijerink, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Charles Waldheim

Course Description

This studio course introduces students to the fundamental elements of landscape architectural design at the scale of the public garden in an urban context. The studio examines the imponderable gaps between site, representation, and built work, in the context of landscape design. As the first of a four-term sequence of design studios, the course aims to help students develop spatial literacy, skills in the representation of landscape architecture, and critical design thinking. A typologically based series of design exercises introduce a range of issues of perennial concern to landscape design. These exercises build from the reading of precedent in the field, and increase in complexity as the semester progresses. Using a range of two- and three-dimensional media, both analog and digital, members of the studio work with orthographic projection, plan, section, elevation, model making, and three-dimensional drawing. The studio introduces and explores various tropes of landscape design through a typological reading of certain canonical projects from the history of the urban public landscape. These include the studied examination of promenade and path, permeability and pavement, ground cover and texture, spatial enclosure and bound, threshold and limit, topographic complexity and sectional variation, horizontal envelopment and canopy, prospect and refuge, among others. Throughout the semester, students are exposed to and expected to develop an iterative work process that responds effectively to criticism; an understanding of the stages of the landscape design process; a critical engagement with contemporary landscape architecture practice; an awareness of the complex ecological and social forces that constitute and affect urban landscapes; the ability to translate ideas into spatial form; visual and verbal presentation skills; and a culture of peer review. Emphasis is placed on the status and role of representation and the studio as a performative venue for the production of landscape design. Studio meets for twelve hours a week. The entire class will gather for project presentations, workshops and reviews, and the class will be divided into three sections, each meeting with a different instructor for desk-crits throughout the semester. GSD 6212 Sustainability for Planning and Design is an integral part of GSD 1111 Landscape Architecture I (Studio). For course details please refer to the syllabus and on-line description of GSD 6212.


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02141: Landscape Representation I (VIS 0214100)

Landscape Architecture
Lecture - 4 credits
Monday 10:00 - 1:00   Gund 508

Instructor(s)
Jane Hutton, Wilson Martin

Course Description

This course introduces students to the history, techniques, and conventions of representation used in the field of landscape architecture. The primary objective is the cultivation of a drawing practice that facilitates critical thinking, the testing of design ideas, and effective communication. Rather than a static description of a set design agenda, landscape representation is an active means for understanding and building complexity in design work. The course begins with the reading of precedent drawings and models from the history of landscape architecture. The course emphasizes the performative aspect of landscape design, and introduces students to a range of representational strategies and modes as appropriate to beginning design. Using a range of two- and three-dimensional media, both analog and digital, members of the course will work with orthographic projection, plan, section, elevation, models, and three-dimensional drawings of mixed media. Classes will consist of lectures, technical workshops, and desk-crits. A range of techniques will be explored including sketching, orthographic projection, diagramming, and modeling across a range of media including digital software such as AutoCAD and the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign). The topics and assignments of GSD2141 are closely integrated with studio projects in GSD111: Landscape Architecture Design Studio. Lectures and assignments are designed to provide tools and context for approaching studio work. Evaluation will be based on class participation and a series of drawing exercises; grades will reflect growth made throughout the semester. There are no pre-requisites.


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