University of Technology Sydney

11175 Landscape Architecture Studio 3: Grounding

Requisite(s): 11171 Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Forming AND 11173 Landscape Architecture Studio 2: Making AND 11176c Territory
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In this design studio, students build on the landscape architecture design skills introduced in first year, as well as the theories and methods explored in 11176 Territory and 11185 Contemporary Issues in Landscape Architecture. Students further develop the repertoire of landscape design techniques necessary for effective professional design practice as a landscape architect. These techniques include:

  • various methodologies of site and context analysis that reveal the character and particularities of a given study area (including mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), aerial photography interpretation, transects, analytical drawings and diagrams, documentary research, sketching and photography), and
  • responding to site conditions through the planning and strategic organisation of medium-scale landscape spaces to accommodate experiential, programmatic, contextual and material objectives and constraints.

In this studio, designs move through conceptual stages to detailed design via sketch and final physical and/or computer-aided design (CAD) models, drawings and analytical diagrams, masterplans, and detailed design drawings and perspectives.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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