GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013

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Courses taught by Peter Del Tredici

06142: Ecologies, Techniques, Technologies II (SCI 0614200)

Landscape Architecture
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 3:00 - 6:00   Gund 124

Peter Del Tredici, Laura Solano

Course Description

Module 3: Topography & Grading/Solano
Topography----the land---is one of the most basic mediums and tools of landscape architecture. The pedagogic mission of this MLA-1 core class is for students to acquire a command of the essential technical concepts and skills needed to reshape the land for circulation, occupancy, drainage, stability and performance. Because grading is both precise and conceptual, topics such as land surveying, characteristics of contours, formation of spot elevations, universal grading terminology and formulas, cut and fill, drainage patterns and accessibility issues will be incorporated into exercises that provide opportunities to apply skills to topographic design. To that end, discussions about the physical and psychological experiences of topography will be entwined with technological techniques with the goal of helping students expand their visual resources and vocabulary for speaking and thinking about topography. Lectures will be supported by desk critiques of exercises so that students can become facile with grading through two- and three-dimensional mediums. (two 3-hour classes per week)

Module 4: The Structure and Development of Soils in the Built Environment/Del Tredici
This module will cover the characteristics and modification of soils in both natural and built environments, focusing as much on the biological aspects of soil as its chemical and physical properties. The first half of the course will cover topics involved with the formation, structure and development of soils, plant nutrition, nutrient cycling, soil testing, and basic soil biology. The second half will focus on compaction, drainage and contamination issues commonly found in the urban environment, and on planting design and strategy for both trees and turf. It will also examine the latest design applications and technical specifications for manufactured soils in a variety of contemporary design situations, including rooftop landscapes and landfills. (two 2 hour classes per week)

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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Independent Study - 4 credits

Martin Bechthold, Jana Cephas, Mark Mulligan, Robert Pietrusko, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Silvia Benedito, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Peter Del Tredici, Jill Desimini, Sonja Duempelmann, Ann Forsyth, Chuck Hoberman, Michael Hooper, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Florian Idenburg, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Remment Koolhaas, Mark Laird, Christopher Lee, Jonathan Levi, Rahul Mehrotra, Kiel Moe, Ciro Najle, Erkin Ozay, Richard Peiser, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Deidre Schmidt, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Bing Wang, Jay Wickersham, Krzysztof Wodiczko, K. Michael Hays, Rachel Vroman

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 the faculty member sponsoring the study.

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