Fundamentals of Landscape Technology

As the continuation of GSD 6104, the course will review techniques and codes for grading such landscape interventions as terraces, stairs, ramps, walls, and landscape on structure. Special emphasis will be given to the understanding of site context to formulate sustainable grading and drainage techniques. Parallel discussion will range from the ethics of earthwork to the iconography of structures such as stairs and walls. The course will finish with a study of landscape materials, their properties, manufacture, and applications.