LACH3000 Landscape Synthesis Studio

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
Through critically exploring larger scale planning and design issues of ecology and cultural footprints within an urban, regional or rural context, students synthesise ecological regeneration and human (re-)connections to landscape in large- and medium-scale design resolution responding to a particular brief.
All landscape architecture design studios respond to a particular brief, often in partnership with a landscape architectural design practice or local government and on a real urban, regional or rural site. All studios focus on learning particular aspects of the three pillars of landscape architecture; design, planning and management with each studio emphasising and developing skills in a particular part of the design process and landscape architectural practice.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) critically analyse landscape architecture precedents of broad scale landscape systems including ecological and cultural processes; (2) develop creative representation of mapping techniques that translate site mapping and analysis information for use in a critical design process; (3) develop a design proposition to a brief in response to mapping and analysis of moderate complexity; (4) integrate concepts of sustainability in the management of natural, structural and material resources alongside ecological and technical areas of study; and (5) produce presentation images and/or models that represent a high quality and professional standard to aid in the understanding of the proposed landscape design concepts.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) interim folio 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)
Rosie Halsmith
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations and LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations or
ARLA2001 ARLA2001 Design Studio and LACH2030 Site Manipulation
or LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations and LACH2030 Site Manipulation
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 9 hours per week
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