Oct 30, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 116 - Landscape Architecture: System and Design

4 credit hours - One hour lecture and six hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Examine the diverse topics that inform landscape architectural designs. Study the behavioral, environmental and aesthetic principals used to shape the design and use of outdoor spaces. Learn graphic methods to analyze multiple landscape typologies and the plant material used in landscape design. Illustrate landscape design solutions using various industry techniques. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 111   or permission of department chair.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Analyze Landscape Architecture responsibilities
    • Identify architectural design principals
    • Diagram architectural organization types
    • Identify natural systems
    • Inventory user needs and desires
    • Compare design programs and landscape resources
  • Evaluate landscape designs
    • Identify landscape typologies
    • Contrast classic and contemporary landscape designs
    • Diagram built environment with outdoor spaces
    • Assess sustainability of landscapes
  • Develop planting design skills
    • List plant species design characteristics
    • Identify desired planting functions in landscape design
    • Evaluate appropriateness plant species for design
    • Construct planting designs
  • Incorporate illustrative techniques to communicate landscape designs
    • Acquire illustrative skills and techniques
    • Assess applications for illustrative techniques
    • Develop graphic code for diagramming
    • Identify landscape architecture drawings used in the design industry
    • Compile various imagery and drawing types for presentation
    • Explain project information formally to others
  • Develop Landscape details
    • Evaluate use of materials, form, details and composition
    • Assemble standard planting details
    • Identify surface types to be detailed
    • Draw typical landscape construction details
  • Produce Landscape Architecture construction drawings
    • Assemble planting list
    • Compile landscape details
    • Identify dimensional conventions for outdoor designs
    • Callout key landscape design features
    • Construct a master plan
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking