LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 complementary unit in the Landscape Architecture major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This studio focuses on cultural and aesthetic considerations in planning and designing landscapes. Students explore a site's social, cultural and biophysical elements using site analysis. Through design-based projects responding to a particular brief, students investigate and creatively engage with the contemporary form and function of urban and suburban sites. This studio consolidates disciplinary specific knowledge, whereas ARLA2001 Design Studio--Future Making is a cross-disciplinary unit.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop designs responsive to a landscape's evolution considering its complex biophysical and human ecologies; (2) consider the history and theory of landscape architecture through development of designs for urban or suburban landscape sites; and (3) generate drawing and graphic presentations to represent the design propositions.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) interim folio assessment and (2) final folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the final folio component.

Supplementary assessment is available in this unit for those students who obtain a mark of at least 45 overall provided they have also obtained a mark of at least 45 in a specified component of the unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Christina Nicholson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation)
and
ARLA1000 Design Studio--Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings)
Contact hours
studios: up to 6 hours per week
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