Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Landscape Design 3: Resolution

Course summary

Course code: ENVT1106
Level: 6
Credits: 30
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Architecture and Landscape
Course Coordinator(s): Benzion Kotzen


Introduction and rationale

This new programme will replace the existing ENVT1005 Masterplanning and ENVT1010 Advanced Representation in order to create a 30 credit design course which spans term 1 and 2 while also creating a structure that allows more fruitful cross-over with the BA (Hons) Architecture programme.

Pre and co requisites



The aim of the course is to iteratively advance a landscape proposal through critical reflection, research and development of sophisticated drawings, models and prototypes. Students will prepare and edit a project portfolio which communicates the project to focused audiences.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:
1. Refine a project focus through an individual brief through drawn representations of observed processes, physical, historical and cultural conditions.
2. Test landscape proposals through drawings, diagrams, models and prototypes.
3. To document the process of developing and resolving the project.
4. Continually reflect on the landscape concerns of the project and return to research as required.
5. Advance the landscape proposal to a detailed level with consideration for the scale, ecologies, composition, structure and technical resolution.

Indicative content

The course will focus on one main project, which will work from the strategic scale to the detailed resolution. Students will develop conceptual narratives, theoretical reflections and professional contexts in their projects. Through field visits, design studio tutorials, workshops, critiques and reviews the students will be required to develop and present innovative design proposals. The landscape project will be developed and tested at a range of scales, including 1:5, 1:20, 1:50, 1:100, 1:200, 1:500 and 1:2500. Your explorations and propositions will be drawn in plan, section, elevation, in digital modelling, GIS and in three dimensions, at various scales. You will elucidate your strategy, programme, context, and position through these representations.

Teaching and learning activity

Studio tutorials, seminars, workshops and site visits, with regular design crits/reviews


Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Portfolio.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment: Portfolio.
Weighting % 100
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length NA
Outline Details:Portfolio of research, analytical and design work.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: Tutorials, design crits/review, draft portfolio.