Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture
Office location and address
110 Bayly DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This studio course emphasizes conceptualization and synthesis of complex programs in contemporary contexts at multiple scales. Prerequisite: ARCH 3020
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.
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.
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.
Topical offerings in landscape architecture.
Independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor .
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.
Involves serving as a teaching assistant for a course, with teaching assignments coordinated by the chair. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.