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University of Wisconsin, Madison
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La 261 - Principles of Landscape Architectural Design and Graphics

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Principles of Landscape Architectural Design and Graphics Fall 2006 LA261 4 credits SYLLABUS Prof James LaGro Jr Ph D M L A Department of Urban and Regional Planning 110 Music Hall Bascom Mall next to the Law School 263 6507 jalagro wisc edu Office hours 10 30 12 30 pm Mondays and by appointment set up by email Jay Leasa Teaching Assistant leasa wisc edu Office hours TBA Course Time Room Lecture 12 05 Wednesday 150 Russell Lab Studio 1 20 4 15 Wednesday Friday 25 Agriculture Hall Course Overview Knowledge skills and values are important in this course Throughout the semester we will focus on sustainable and context sensitive approaches to site planning and design The site planning process site planning and design theory and graphic communication are the major themes of this course The site planning and design process is a tightly linked sequence of problem solving activities The site inventory and analysis phases for example identify and document project constraints and opportunities on the site and within the area surrounding the site A critical part of the site planning process is to understand each project s major design determinants Design theory is a set of normative principles that guides site planning and design decisions This knowledge base continues to evolve in part from analyses of historic and contemporary built environments e g precedent studies and from research in urban planning urban horticulture applied ecology environmental engineering and other allied fields Graphic communication is a vital component of each phase of the design process This course will help you develop and further refine your graphic communication skills Learning Goals The paradox of learning a really new competence is this that a student cannot at first understand what he needs to learn can learn it only by educating himself and can educate himself only by beginning to do what he does not yet understand Source p 93 Donald Schon Educating the Reflective Practitioner 1987 The



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