Fourth Semester Core: Planning and Design of Landscapes

The fourth of the four-term sequence of landscape design and planning studios develops the design concepts introduced in the first year and applies them to landscape site design problems of increased scale and programmatic complexity. A site within an urbanized context is used as the locus for the design studio. A series of incremental design exercises introduces and critically analyzes contemporary site design practices. These are followed by the design and development of a public landscape comprising of residential, commercial, and civic open spaces.