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ARCHT-580

This course will concentrate on Urban Green Infrastructures and the performative potentials of landscape at many scales. Students would study and document international and local operative landscape based strategies with emphasis on application. Students will learn fundamental skills in landscape architecture ecologies and technologies: topographic design, planting and vegetation, remediation, and temporal considerations. This technical skill will be build through short in class exercises and will be supported by guest lectures and field visits. The course outcome will be case studies, field notes and drawings, and a design exercise which is applied to the newly acquired property to the East of the existing San Francisco CCA campus. Field visits will include the works of Hargreaves Associates, Peter Walker and Partners, CMG Associates, GLS Landscape Architecture, Andrea Cochran, to name a few.