Chabot College/Las Positas College April, 1993 16 - Landscape Architecture

Chabot College/Las Positas College
April, 1993
Replaced Fall 2010
Course Outline for Architecture 16
Catalog Description:
16 - Landscape Architecture
2 units
Principles of landscape architecture emphasizing design concepts as they relate to site, building, and
client requirements. Includes site analysis, land use patterns, circulation, layout, planting materials,
irrigation, and the general design process. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
[Typical contact hours: lecture 17.5, laboratory 52.5]
Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic landscape design principles and theories;
2. develop design approach methods to landscape problems through site analysis and progress;
3. develop design coordination with other related professions so that an awareness of team designs
on projects is approached;
4. explain the sequence of stages in the design process from schematics/preliminaries to master
plan; working drawings and specifications;
5. explain the process of presentation drawings and sketches using various medias in black-andwhite and color;
6. identify the planting materials and irrigation.
Course Content:
1. Survey of profession
2. Landscape graphics
a. symbols
3. Basic design principles
a. pattern, form, space
b. proportion, scale, balance
c. rhythm
4. Art elements
a. line, shape, mass
b. texture, color, tone
5. Three-dimensional forms
a. form and space relationship
6. Introduction to landscape materials
a. paving, hard and soft
b. masonry
c. wood
7. Introduction to landscape structure
a. fences, screens, arbors
b. walls
c. garden furniture
8. Introduction to planting and irrigation
a. controls
b. valves
c. sprinkler heads
9. The use of plants as design elements
a. trees
b. shrubs
c. ground covers, vines, and lawns
d. annuals and perennials
10. Irrigation design principles:
a. plant needs
b. hydraulic requirements of the system
c. components of the system
d. water drainage
11. Outdoor lighting principles:
a. lighting needs and effect
b. components of lighting systems
12. Soil analysis:
a. texture
b. content
c. drainage
Methods of Presentation:
Lecture; hand-out sheets; slides; field trips; plans from landscape architectural offices.
Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
Problems; quizzes; slides; term projects; final examination.
Textbook(s) (Typical):
An Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Laurie, Elsevier
Special Student Materials:
Drafting equipment
djb arch16.out 10/92; 4/93
kk 7/26/01