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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. This includes a technical understanding of critical landscape elements (paving, pergolas, edging, walls, fences, etc.), graphic communication and rendering skills in design documentation, basic surveying and levels for site development, and verbal presentation skills.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, student should be able to:
- Describe the role of landscape plans and their graphic presentation in landscape design;
- Prepare professional landscape plans, including presentation plans, planting and material documentation;
- Verbally communicate the application of design principals in landscape plans;
- Identify the requirements for landscape grading and drainage of hard surfaces;
- Communicate how different landscape structures are built and function;
- 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.
Through participation in all class activities and completion of assessment tasks, students should acquire skills in:
- 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;
- Development of verbal, written and visual communication skills;
- Development of skills in receiving and responding to critical feedback;
- Capacity for independent, analytical and critical thought and reflection.
Last updated: 31 January 2024