LACH3001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Resolutions

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core 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 3 elective
This studio, building on the skills and knowledge acquired in Level 2, consists of an urban, regional or rural landscape project requiring a high level of site analysis, design process, and design resolution. It engages contemporary landscape theory and inventive construction techniques in order to produce novel and advanced landscape design proposals. The emphasis is given to exploration of the dynamics of natural and urban systems and human ecologies influencing the design, implementation and management processes of landscapes. This studio may involve communication with stakeholders, community collaboration and field trips.
Students are able to (1) critically analyse landscape architecture precedents concerning detailed landscape design projects and establish a broad understanding of landscape research methodologies; (2) critically analyse a site's social, cultural and ecological contexts through research, mapping and communication in a detailed site analysis; (3) utilise speculation, iteration and reflection in the development of integrated design solutions at a complex and high level of resolution; (4) integrate the management of natural, structural and material resources alongside technical understanding of sustainability into the design proposition; (5) acknowledge social, ethical and landscape management responsibilities associated with integrated design proposals; and (6) communicate professionally through presentation images and/or models that represent a high quality and professional standard to aid in the understanding of the proposed landscape design concepts.
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)
Christina Nicholson
Unit rules
LACH2030 Site Manipulation and either ARLA2001 Design Studio
(LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations
LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio – Considerations).
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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