Oak Savanah Meadow on a Foggy Sunrise Morning

Planting Methods – LArch 335 + 837

The goal of this course is to develop your appreciation of plants in the landscape while advancing knowledge and skills in applied planting techniques, documentation, and management protocols as distinct, yet integral, components of the landscape design and stewardship process.

Mossy babbling mountain stream in a rhodendron thicket

Systems Studio – LARCH 216 + 816

The goal of this course is to develop your understanding of core landscape systems that serve as a vehicle for your understanding systems as an expression of cultural and natural processes, which sustain a high quality of life.

Source: Handuo Chen

GIS Skills – LArch 256

This skills lab will introduce geographic information system technology (GIS) as a primary tool in regional analysis and planning. You will learn to integrate GIS and other data and visualization techniques into a broad-based approach to managing and analyzing data, developing design concepts, and communicating ideas.

Source: Minh Anh Kieu

Community Design Studio – LARCH 315 + 817

The goal of this course is that you will be able to design creative, ethically robust, and functional mixed residential living environments and associated public spaces within the complex public policy, socioeconomic, and physical contexts.