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This course provides students with an introduction to design elements, principles and strategies as they relate to the practice of Landscape Architecture. Design thinking delivered in this studio is the foundation for all subsequent design studios in the program. Studio activities focus on design exploration using various modes of analogue and digital representation. Assessment activities develop the knowledge and ability to design small sites for human activity by working with fundamental landscape elements: landform, plants, and water. Students are encouraged to develop their designs by processes of testing, discussion and revision. Communication skills developed in this studio are introduced in the prerequisite course LAND1141 Landscape Architecture Communication 1.

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Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

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