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Landscape Studio 2: Site Plan & Design (ABPL20040)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeABPL20040
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject was formerly called Site Planning and Design (Landscape Studio 2).

This design studio is concerned with the art and science of planning and designing landscapes. The emphasis is on systematically analysing biophysical, social and cultural attributes of sites and their contextual settings and based on this information arranging circulation systems, open spaces, areas of vegetation, buildings and other structures within the context of various landscape settings, from urban to natural, and at different scales. Students will learn how to develop design solutions for sites in ways that harmoniously and responsibly respond to the landscape.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this subject you should be able to:

  • Undertake systematic landscape and site analyses;
  • Use appropriate graphic techniques to analyse sites and communicate design proposals;
  • Gather and synthesize environmental, social and cultural information to make informed land planning and design decisions;
  • Develop creative responses to complex land planning and design problems;
  • Formulate design strategies to create meaningful relationships between natural attributes of sites and built forms.tes in ways that harmoniously and responsibly respond to the landscape.

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject you will have had the opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Create thinking capacities;
  • Spatial analysis skills;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Ability to seek out, evaluate, and retrieve information from multiple sources;
  • Ability to comprehend concepts and express them graphically, orally, and textually;
  • Team work skills;
  • Time management skills.

Last updated: 27 April 2017