Mar 30, 2023
AGH 152 - Landscape Design Technology
Last Date of Approval: Fall 2021
Total Lecture Hours: 45
This course focuses on providing the student the foundation for good landscape design. The student will gain knowledge of landscape design tools and how they are used to graphically represent a landscape design, the landscape design process, creating a design from start to finish, and prepare landscape designs using a computer program.
Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face
Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.
Course Fees: eebook/Access Code: $119.99 (charged once per term for all courses that use Cengage Unlimited)
Common Course Assessment(s): None
Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:
- The student will point out the most common tools used by the landscape designer.
- The student will explain why graphics are so important to landscape design.
- The student will identify the different steps in the landscape design process.
- The student will distinguish the plants and hardscapes best suited for landscaped areas.
- What tools are used by the designer?
- What are the uses for the tools?
- How tools are combined to achieve a desired effect?
- How to read an architect’s and engineer’s scale?
- What are the advantages and limitations of CAD?
- Why are quality graphics so important in landscape design?
- Describe quality black-and-white and color graphics
- What are the basic symbols used in landscape design?
- What is the proper layout and scaling for drawings?
- What is landscape design and what are some misconceptions about it? -
- What is the universal design process?
- How does the landscape design process support quality design?
- Describe important environmental, aesthetic and functional considerations in plant selection.
- What impact on plant growth and development does an urban environment have?
- What is the difference between native and exotic ornamental plants and what are their design benefits and limitations?
- What are hardscapes and how are they used in ground, vertical and overhead planes?
- What types of material choices for hardscapes are there?
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