Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
HORT 60FLANDSCAPE DESIGN: PROCESSFall 2012
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 1/27/11; 11/11/11

1. Description -
Principles of landscape design process. Application of residential site analysis, program development, and landscape design theory to one or more residential scale projects. Project planning and budgeting. Landscape designer, client, and green industry professional interactions.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: HORT 40 & 60B.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. exhibit an understanding of the principles of landscape design process through one or more residential design projects.
  2. describe methodology for development of programs for residential landscapes.
  3. prepare a project timeline and budget.
  4. complete one or more conceptual landscape design plans.
  5. understand the cross-cultural nature of landscape design.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Design laboratory with multimedia projection system. Students provide drafting supplies and equipment as necessary to complete projects. Needs vary by student. Typical materials include vellum, tracing paper, drafting pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, erasing shield, drafting tape, T-square, parallel glider, architect's and engineer's scales, triangles (30/60 and 45), circle template, drafting brush, and drafting surface.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Landscape design process
    1. Review landscape design theory
    2. Review basic elements of design
    3. Review form development theory
  2. Residential landscape design project planning
    1. Project timeline
    2. Preparation of proposal
    3. Application of budget
  3. Residential site analysis and program development
    1. Site inventory and information gathering
    2. Program development
    3. Exploration of spatial, functional, and design element relationships
  4. Conceptual landscape plan
    1. Design package development (conceptual plan, elevations, sample boards, etc.)
    2. Design standards
    3. Project presentation
    4. Interacting with clients and green industry professionals
  5. Cross-cultural applications of landscape design process
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Participation in class activities
  2. Weekly exercises
  3. Final project
7. Representative Text(s) -
Booth, Norman and Hiss, James, Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence, 4 ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 2007.

8. Disciplines -
Environmental Horticulture & Design
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Lab
  3. Demonstrations
  4. Discussions
  5. Oral presentations
  6. Field Trips.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Landscape design program lab: Working with an actual site and real clients, students will develop a program for a landscape design.
  2. Site inventory and analysis lab: For this site, students will perform a site inventory and site analysis. Each student will then create drawings for presentation to the clients summarizing these findings.
  3. Schematic design lab: Students will practice the creation of a rough schematic design of the site with feedback from the instructor.
  4. Illustrative plan development lab: In class creation and evaluation of an illustrative plan to be presented to the client.
  5. On-site meetings with client(s) and final presentation: One or more on-site meetings with the client will take place. At the end of the quarter each student will make a presentation to the client of their Illustrative Plan and share their design ideas for the site.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading assignments will include reading approximately 35 pages per week from the assigned texts with supplemental reading from a course reader. Out of class reading/assignments are approximately 4 hours.
  2. Lectures will address reading topics and experiences of the instructor. Classroom discussion and demonstrations in support of lecture topics will be provided.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree and Certificate of Achievement in Environment Horticulture & Design.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-12 12:26:43


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines