This course introduces the materials and methods of landscape construction and management. Emphasis is placed on how general intentions are developed at the plan and detail level, resolved through sound principles of construction, and professionally documented according to conventional standards. Specific coursework includes surveying; map-making; construction of freestanding retaining walls; construction of patios and walkways; grading earthworks; and the principles of statics and mechanics as they apply to landscape design. Theory and practice are emphasized equally.
6 hours of studio per week
[Course fee: $20]