LA 5020

LA 5020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

The studio deals with a multi-scalar approach of a regional infrastructure in order to propose alternative resilient futures in regard to its current function.  It is conceived as an exploratory and collaborative planning and design experiment in order to provide responsible design scenarios for a heritage "infrastructural landscape" in Upstate New York.  The recovery of this feature and its understanding as a systemic, cultural and dynamic force can only improve its inhabitant's well being and should re-orient and structure urban development in the future, proposing alternatives to conventional urban design and planning.

When Offered Spring.

Fees Course fee: Drafting supplies and fees approx. $250; field trip approx. $250.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate standing.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL, CU-SBY)

  • Students will be prepared to address complex regional geographies through the specificity of landscape architecture, thus to propose sustainable future scenarios for landscapes in a process of transformation through enhancing the unrevealed qualities of the landscapes involved.
  • Students will become prepared to address the complexities of the area, especially by defining their own strategy and site to implement it. The instructor will guide them to always relate their particular design with their global strategy that comprises a broader area.
  • Students will be encouraged to become familiar with GIS as well as other pertinent analytical and representational tools as well as multi-layered site analysis skills and furthermore, to take a critical distance on the assemblage of data.
  • Students will be engaged with accurate and visually compelling large scale mappings and site representations.
  • Students will be oriented towards international innovative good practice related to water and infrastructural landscapes.
  • Students will gain familiarity and confidence with the design scale, evolving skills in representation as well as "building" their idea from strategy to concept and landscape design.
  • Students will expand their graphic and computer skills as well as physical model making to clearly communicate strategies, design ideas, spatial qualities and management requirements for their landscape designs in time.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 5 Credits Graded

  •  1923 LA 5020   STU 501

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.