GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

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Courses taught by Pierre Bélanger

06242: Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV (SCI 0624200)

Landscape Architecture
Lecture - 4 credits
Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00   Gund 109

Instructor(s)
Niall Kirkwood, Pierre Bélanger

Course Description

GSD 6242 Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies IV addresses the interdependence between site, technology and design in landscape architecture. The ambitions of the course are to develop a broader understanding of technologies in landscape architecture, to explore technology’s relationship to applied ecology and environmental and civil engineering and how this can result in more progressive and creative landscape design work. This course profiles a series of advanced practices, projects and processes concerned with Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies and related to landscapes constructed on different soils, structures and slab conditions. Introducing basic concepts and vocabularies as well as advanced methods and metrics, each weekly topic will index a series of in-depth processes and cutting-edge practices about the ecological engineering of urban environments. Guest Lectures are accompanied by readings focused on a series of topics that are specifically related to the design and management of urban hydrological flow across the full gamut of urban watersheds. With an emphasis on decentralized stormwater systems, each weekly subject forms a consistent and cumulative level of knowledge that focuses on water flows across surface and subsurface conditions, as well as hydrological patterns across a gradient of dry and wet eco-topes. From micro- to macro-levels, and from patches to corridors to networks, a range of urban sites are addressed ranging from vegetal roofs and green facades, rain gardens, phyto plots and retention ponds, bioswales & filter strips, ravines and riparian zones, tidal marshes and coastal wetlands, lagoons and estuaries.
 
 


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

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Iñaki Abalos, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Daniel D'Oca, Gareth Doherty, Andreas Georgoulias, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Timothy Hyde, Niall Kirkwood, Sanford Kwinter, David Mah, Panagiotis Michalatos, Mark Mulligan, Ciro Najle, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Richard Peiser, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Allen Sayegh, Jeffrey Schnapp, James Stockard, Maryann Thompson, Charles Waldheim, Bing Wang, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Peter Del Tredici, Martin Bechthold

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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09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)

Architecture
Research Seminar - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Andreas Georgoulias, K. Michael Hays, Timothy Hyde, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Rahul Mehrotra, Kiel Moe, Mohsen Mostafavi, Richard Peiser, Christoph Reinhart, Peter Rowe, Allen Sayegh, Panagiotis Michalatos

Course Description

A student who selects this independent thesis for the degree Master in Design Studies pursues independent research of relevance to the selected course of study within the Master in Design Studies program, under the direction of a GSD faculty member. This option precludes taking any other independent study.


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09342: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of the Degree Master in Landscape Architecture (ADV 0934200)

Landscape Architecture
Research Seminar - 12 credits

Instructor(s)
Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Anita Berrizbeitia, Jill Desimini, Gary Hilderbrand, Jane Hutton, Chris Reed, Charles Waldheim

Course Description

Following preparation in GSD 9205, each student pursues a topic of relevance to landscape architecture, which must include academic inquiry and design exploration.


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