LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit offers a substantial introductory course in landscape architectural design and investigates the landscape's cultural and ecological systems as the context for site-specific designs and planning strategies.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explore elementary design strategies, theories and methods; (2) explore to a preliminary level basic spatial and material design concepts; (3) apply technical areas of study relevant to design; (4) demonstrate awareness of traditions of landscape architecture as mediums of cultural and material expression rather than methods of solving problems; and (5) explore mediums and skills of communication and acquire basic competence in their application.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) design exercises; (2) model and drawing sets; and (3) folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Christopher Vernon and Christina Nicholson
Unit rules
Co-requisites:
ARLA0001 School of Design Workshop Induction
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Field trips within the metropolitan area, travel and food only (estimated cost - $10-$50)
(2) Field trips outside the metropolitan area (estimated cost - $50-$250).
Contact hours
studios: up to 6 hours per week
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.