Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Landscape Architecture
Office location and address
110 Bayly DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Studies the principles of design; the architecture of cities and urban design; perception of space and visual analysis; graphic presentation, including mapping techniques; and inventories, information storage, retrieval and use. Prerequisite PLAN 2110
Digital technology for representing and analyzing planning data will include photo-editing, web page design, geographic information system mapping, spreadsheet modeling, and document layout and production. The major emphasis will be on two- and three- dimensional representation of spaces common to planning: streetscape, neighborhoods, communities and regions. Representation of the past, the present and prospective futures to both professional and citizen audiences will receive critical attention.
The Design Computation sequence introduces computational thinking and design in the context of long-standing architectural technologies. Design Computation 1 focuses on computational fundamentals, spatial structures, and associative modeling
Semester long design project, usually of a complex urban or suburban site that explores the contemporary public realm at multiple scales, from the urban watershed to the detail.
LAR 7020 is grounded in issues of urban design. Fundamental aspects of urban form are explored in contemporary contexts of cities impacted by urgent environmental, economic and social circumstances. Design propositions are generated at the scale of landscape infrastructure to that of individual citizens. Prerequisite: of ALAR 7010