2nd Year Fall
LA 543 (6 credits)
Landscape Architecture Studio III: Comprehensive Landscape Architecture
The integration of local ecologies, projected use, and the performance of ephemeral, semi-permanent, and permanent site interventions into cohesive and resilient design proposals for varied urban sites. Introduction to a wide range of site-specific professional design standards including the Americans with Disabilities Act and barrier-free regulations. Open only to Landscape Architecture majors. Prerequisite(s): [(LA 542)]
LA 567 (3 credits)
Ecology & Materials Workshop III: Planting Design and Construction
Advanced understanding of planting typologies, the history of plants in design, and the preparation of planting construction documentation augmented by frequent investigations and analysis of built landscapes in the Chicago region. Open only to Landscape Architecture and Architecture majors.
LA 504 (3 credits)
History/Theory/Criticism III: Landscape Architecture Research Seminar
Advanced study of landscape architecture topics with emphasis on research methods, description, analysis, and criticism. Open only to Landscape Architecture and Architecture majors only.
LA 527 (3 credits)
Design Media III: Advanced Modeling & Fabrication-Dynamic Processes
Investigate advanced digital fabrication and modeling techniques necessary to understand complex three-dimensional surfaces, objects, and space, as well as dynamic landscape and urban processes. Modeling, rendering, scripting, and animation skills are used to conduct, generate, and communicate research. Open only to Landscape Architecture and Architecture majors. Prerequisite(s): [(LA 525 and LA 526)]
2nd Year Spring
LA 544 (6 credits)
Landscape Architecture Studio IV: Site, City, & Region
Development of landscape architecture as a multi-scalar framework for designing dynamic urban processes and sites. Emphasis on research and design strategies that focus on the region as an analytical lens for site-specific design. Open only to Landscape Architecture majors.
LA 568 (3 credits)
Ecology & Materials Workshop IV: Constructing the Urban Environment
Techniques and technologies to analyze, construct, remediate and/or restore urban sites including those that have been subjected to complex human disturbances such as landfills and brownfields. Includes special needs construction practices such as structured soils, phytoremediation, green roofs, and rooftop gardens. Open only to Landscape Architecture and Architecture majors.
LA 514 (3 credits)
Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture I: Entrepreneurship and Practice
Develop expertise in professional practice. Lectures, research assignments, and case studies will investigate practice models, proposals and contracts, schedules and budgets, project phases, project and client types, project team structure, the role of competitions, professional development, and licensure. In addition, the role of landscape architects, urban planners, real estate trusts, government agencies, developers, and others in directing the economic, professional, political, and socio-cultural concerns and responsibilities to initiate and manage landscapes will be investigated. Open only to Landscape Architecture majors.
LA 503 (3 credits)
History/Theory/ Criticism IV: Advanced Contemporary Theory: Case Studies
Twentieth century and contemporary landscape architecture is investigated through case studies including site visits to projects in the Chicago region. Open only to Landscape Architecture and Architecture majors.