UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LACH5460 Landscape Professional Practice

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit focuses on the overall practice of landscape architecture in the workplace. It enables students to develop some familiarity with the day-to-day procedures of a professional practice and to gain a basic understanding of the operational context of practice. The unit examines how landscape architectural offices are organised and run and how projects are procured and managed including procedures for bidding, contract formulation, documentation and contract administration through to 'final completion'. The roles and responsibilities of the professional bodies responsible for and affiliated with the practice of landscape architecture are also investigated. Where possible, students are provided with opportunities to explore further mentorship and possible work experience and/or employment within the profession.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of professional ethics; (2) develop an understanding of the general procedures of landscape architectural practice including familiarity with the production and realisation of designed and managed landscapes; (3) develop a basic understanding of office management, contracts and the legal responsibilities and obligations required for the practice of landscape architecture in Australia; (4) develop an understanding of the institutional context that governs the practice of landscape architecture in Australia including national, regional and local planning policy and procedures; (5) become familiar with alternative modes of professional practice applicable to office management structures, staff expertise and procurement, project delivery and research and development practices; and (6) gain experience in the formulation and management of project design teams, project research and professional presentations.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) minor assignment; (2) presentation; (3) report; and (4) in-class test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Stephen Gibson
Contact hours lectures/seminars and tutorials/workshops: 48 hours in total
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/LACH5460/SEM-1/2017
Texts

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