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  • Landscape Architecture (LA) 1

    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (LA)LA501History, Theory, and Criticism I: Landscape Architecture TheoryInquiry of natural factors and ecology (soil formations, geologicalfeatures, hydrological patterns, catastrophic events, etc.) in thesettlement and development of cities. The work of the seminarwill include an inventory of these factors in selected global cities,including Chicago, and their influence on urban design and site-specific landscape architecture projects.Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA502History, Theory, and Criticism II: Landscape Architectural HistoryThe chronological history of designed landscapes with an emphasison the emergence of the profession of landscape architecture inNorth America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA503History, Theory, and Criticism IV: Advanced Contemporary Theory --Case StudiesTwentieth century and contemporary landscape architecture isinvestigated through case studies including site visits to projects inthe Chicago region.Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA504History, Theory, and Criticism III: Landscape Architecture ResearchSeminarAdvanced study of landscape architecture topics with emphasis onresearch methods, description, analysis, and criticism.Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA514Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture I: Entrepreneurshipand PracticeDevelop expertise in professional practice. Lectures, researchassignments, and case studies will investigate practice models,proposals and contracts, schedules and budgets, project phases,project and client types, project team structure, the role ofcompetitions, professional development, and licensure. In addition,the role of landscape architects, urban planners, real estate trusts,government agencies, developers, and others in directing theeconomic, professional, political, and socio-cultural concernsand responsibilities to initiate and manage landscapes will beinvestigated.Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA516Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture II: LandscapeArchitecture and TimeInvestigations of gardens, landscapes, infrastructure, and citiesas they are conceived, mature, and change over time. Study oflandscapes designed for successional processes, weathering,biological growth and decay, seasonality, preservation andconservation of historic landscapes, and other topics.Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA525Design Media I: Drawing and Modeling the LandscapeDrawings (manual and digital) and models (physical and digital)will be employed to explore and interrogate landscape processesand envision ideas particular to landscape architecture such asmapping, time, movement, line, contour, texture, and materials,among others, while also developing a mastery of drawingconventions and media.Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA526Design Media II: Digital MediaUsing digital tools to clarify, conceptualize, represent, andcommunicate designed and engineered environments. A fluiditybetween critical, visual, and quantifiable digital techniques will becultivated and will ground the management of information acrosssoftware platforms.Prerequisite(s): LA525 with min. grade of CLecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA527Design Media III: Advanced Modeling and Fabrication-DynamicProcessesInvestigate advanced digital fabrication and modeling techniquesnecessary to understand complex three-dimensional surfaces,objects, and space, as well as dynamic landscape and urbanprocesses. Modeling, rendering, scripting, and animation skills areused to conduct, generate, and communicate research.Prerequisite(s): LA525 with min. grade of C and LA526 with min.grade of CLecture: 3 Lab: 0 Credits: 3

    LA541Landscape Architecture Studio I: ProcessesUnderstanding the fundamental relationships of dynamic processeswith an emphasis on representing time, movement, space, light,rhythms, shifting boundaries and enclosures, and physical materialsof landscape.Lecture: 0 Lab: 12 Credits: 6

    LA542Landscape Architecture Studio II: Site and CityContinued development of the core tools of the discipline oflandscape architecture focusing on the 21st century city. Rigoroussite analysis will include emphasis on material, cultural, andecological expression of city-scale networks and flows at the sitescale. Design investigations will explore the site itself, its adjacentconditions, and the larger neighborhood or civic milieu.Lecture: 0 Lab: 12 Credits: 6

  • 2 Landscape Architecture (LA)

    LA543Landscape Architecture Studio III: Comprehensive LandscapeArchitectureThe integration of local ecologies, projected use, and theperformance of ephemeral, semi-permanent, and permanent siteinterventions into cohesive and resilient design proposals for variedurban sites. Introduction to a wide range of site-specific professionaldesign standards including the Americans with Disabilities Act andbarrier-free regulations.Prerequisite(s): LA542 with min. grade of CLecture: 0 Lab: 12 Credits: 6

    LA544Landscape Architecture Studio IV: Site, City, and RegionDevelopment of landscape architecture as a multi-scalar frameworkfor designing dynamic urban processes and sites. Emphasis onresearch and design strategies that focus on the region as ananalytical lens for site-specific design.Prerequisite(s): LA541 with min. grade of C or LA543 with min.grade of CLecture: 0 Lab: 12 Credits: 6

    LA545Landscape Architecture Studio V: MetropolisThe cloud studio is a research-based design studio focused oninvestigating the complex forces that shape the built environmentand proposing new strategies for urban development. The aim ofthe studio is to build a commentary and transformative agendatoward the future metropolis and to drive urban, architectural andlandscape design solutions with the most advanced technologiesand critical thought. The studio production is oriented toward thedevelopment of new strategies and future urban models with theaim of advancing the knowledge of relationships between urbanthinking and materiality, technology, energy, ecology, emergingmedia, and socio-political and cultural concerns. Strong emphasisis put toward engagement with external parties and agencies toconnect the academic environment with the professional practiceand to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration. Students willbe able to select from a variety of studio topics. Vertical studiointegrating advanced BArch, MArch, MS, MLA, and PHD students.Prerequisite(s): LA544 with min. grade of CLecture: 0 Lab: 12 Credits: 6

    LA546Landscape Architecture Studio VI: MetropolisThe design-based research studio is a continuation of the LA545research-based design studio. It is focused on the developmentof the specific proposals based on the critical findings of LA545.The aim of the studio is to develop formal solutions which addressthe complexities of modern metropolis and advance disciplinaryknowledge at large. The studio production is oriented towardthe development of projects in a variety of scales from large-scale master plans, urban designs, and landscape designs to newurban typologies and singular buildings, all of which can addressa variety of the issues pertinent to the modern metropolis. Thestudios are formed in few thematic clusters which complementeach other or serve as dialectical opposites. Each studio exploresvariety of techniques from parametric design, digital fabrication,model making, and advanced geospatial software to cultural andtheoretical discourses. Vertical studio integrating advanced BArch,MArch, MLA, MS, and PHD students. Students will be able to selectfrom varied studio topics.Prerequisite(s): LA545 with min. grade of CLecture: 0 Lab: 12 Credits: 6

    LA565Ecology and Materials Workshop I: Plants and PlantingThe plants of the Western Great Lakes Basin, emphasizingboth prominent native and commercially available species.Understanding and identifying species as found within typical plantcommunities. Familiarization with plant physiology as determinedby climate, geology, topography, hydrology, soils, wildlife, anddisturbances.Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Credits: 3

    LA566Ecology and Materials Workshop II: Earthworks and InfrastructuresThe qualities and characteristics of landscape materials withemphasis on a quantitative and interrelated understanding ofthe design of landform (grading) and water. Covers the influenceof climate, geology, soils, hydrology, and disturbances on thedesign of a site's constituent elements including paths and streets,infrastructure, plants, and water.Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Credits: 3

    LA567Ecology and Materials Workshop III: Planting Design andConstructionAdvanced understanding of planting typologies, the history ofplants in design, and the preparation of planting constructiondocumentation augmented by frequent investigations and analysisof built landscapes in the Chicago region.Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Credits: 3

    LA568Ecology and Materials Workshop IV: Constructing the UrbanEnvironmentTechniques and technologies to analyze, construct, remediate and/or restore urban sites including those that have been subjected tocomplex human disturbances such as landfills and brownfields.Includes special needs construction practices such as structuredsoils, phytoremediation, green roofs, and rooftop gardens.Lecture: 2 Lab: 2 Credits: 3

  • Landscape Architecture (LA) 3

    LA597Special ProblemsSpecial problems in landscape architecture. For students in themaster program in landscape architecture only.Credit: Variable


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