Michael Lee

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture
Office location and address
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
ARCH 4010: Research Studio
Credits: 6
This studio course emphasizes conceptualization and synthesis of complex programs in contemporary contexts at multiple scales. Prerequisite: ARCH 3020
ARCH 4011: Design Thinking Studio III
Credits: 6
This is a studio based course on Architectural design thinking with a focus on creative approaches to analyzing and solving diverse problems. Prerequisite: ARCH 3021
LAR 5993: Advanced Independent Research
Credits: 1–3
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
LAR 6110: History of Landscape Design I
Credits: 3
This course surveys the pre-modern history of gardens and designed landscapes. The sessions follow a roughly chronological sequence, with a thematic focus appropriate to each landscape culture, e.g. water infrastructure and agricultural systems, public and private space, theater and performance, court rituals, horticultural display, natural philosophy and aesthetic theory, visual representation, and the professionalization of landscape design.
LAR 6120: History of Landscape Design II
Credits: 3
This course examines gardens and landscapes of the modern period, tracing the complex relations between innovations in landscape design and social, technological, and ideological developments of the past 200 years. Case studies focus on the United States and Europe, with thematic emphasis on the rise of the bourgeoisie. Graduate course will have additional course requirements.
LAR 7180: Landscape and Technology
Credits: 3
This seminar examines the impact of technological revolutions on landscape design. Case studies include innovations in hydraulics and irrigation, horticulture and the plant trade, transportation and civil engineering, construction techniques, and landscape representation. Readings address modern conceptions of the nature/technology divide, the social dimensions of technological development, and the relation of these domains to landscape design.
LAR 7500: Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1–3
Topical offerings in landscape architecture.
LAR 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor .
ALAR 8010: Research Studio 1
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Part one of a two part comprehensive design sequence. Prerequisite: ARCH 7020 or LAR 7020.
LAR 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Involves serving as a teaching assistant for a course, with teaching assignments coordinated by the chair. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
SARC 9998: Non-Topical Doctoral Prep
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
SARC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.