Landscape Architecture 375: Mindfulness in Restorative Environments
INSTRUCTOR: Larson, Nathan
SECTION: Lec 003
In this experiential community-based learning course, we will explore the intersection of mindfulness practices and design of restorative environments that support health and well-being in public places, including school gardens, botanical gardens, and campus natural areas, with a focus on sensory engagement and sense of belonging. We will co-design restorative environments through a participatory planning process with our community partners. No prior design experience is required for this course. Please note that we will be spending some class time outside throughout the semester.
Landscape Architecture 563: Designing Sustainable and Resilient Regions
INSTRUCTOR: Ledesma, Edna
Formulation of plant community restoration and management plans; including the preparation of planting plans and working drawings for implementation. Classroom and practical exposure to Exploration of broad scale design issues to develop synthesis and design skills. Uses spatial form and bioregional cultural, ecological and environmental concepts to solve land use and conservation problems. Regional design requires advanced techniques for inventory, analysis, and design to help in understanding complex trends, policy and design impacts, hazard mitigation, design intervention suitability, design guidelines, and systems level design. These techniques help us explore the relationships between regions and sites, especially regional implications of site design decisions and site design impacts on regional characteristics and systems.
Landscape Architecture 610: Seminar in Landscape Architecture
INSTRUCTOR: Schuchardt, Eric
Capstone project proposal development from a regional to site scale. Includes site visits with clients to gain a better understanding of local conditions and the client’s expectations. The final proposal document is grounded in research and includes a literature review, precedent studies, programmatic development, and inventory and analysis mappings that address issues from ecology to public/private partnerships.
Landscape Architecture 668: Restoration Ecology
INSTRUCTOR: Howell, Evelyn
Restoration is an approach to the conservation of native species, plant communities, and ecosystems. It is an interdisciplinary global enterprise practiced by private and public sector professionals and dedicated volunteers of all ages. Covers both the theory and practice of restoration ecology and examine the current opportunities, challenges, and controversies that underlie the field. The goal may be to preserve nature, but restoration is a fundamentally human enterprise-it is accomplished for and by people. Therefore we cover information from ecology, sociology, and the humanities.