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This subject will cover the application of design principles and design critique, landscape materials and graphic techniques required to produce professional landscape plans, graphic communication of design intent and basic landscape elements (paving, pergolas, edging, walls, fences), verbal presentation and graphic rendering, basic surveying and levels for site development, and planting design and documentation.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, student should be able to:
- Describe the important role landscape plans and their graphic presentation play in the industry
- Prepare professional landscape plans, including presentation plans, planting and material documentation.
- Identify the requirements for landscape grading and drainage of hard surfaces
- Communicate how different landscape structures work
- Respond to a site and client brief to explore appropriate design solutions
- Identify the professional responsibilities of landscape designers and when they need professional support from engineers and other associated fields.
- Sourcing, interpreting and applying information from written and electronic sources to individual tasks;
- Creative skills gained through design development and problem solving
- Literacy in technical writing, drawing and communication
- An ability to work in groups as a means of enhancing learning outcomes
- Capacity for independent, analytical and critical thought and reflection.
Last updated: 29 June 2023