Landscape Architecture 365 Fundamental of Planting Design

Affiliation

Name: John Harrington
SCID: College of Agricultural & Life Science
Department: Natural Resources – Landscape Architecture
Course Name: Landscape Architecture 365 Fundamental of Planting DesignCourse Objectives:
1. To build an understanding of plants as one of the basic media of landscape architectural design by examining (a) their historical use in design, (b) philosophies toward planting design and the role of landscape architects as environmental stewards, and (c) their aesthetic, functional and utilitarian attributes that contribute to a successful design.2. To recognize and articulate the abilities of plant species to establish, grow and successfully meet the design goals and objectives. These abilities are dependent on numerous characteristics of plant species including: the ultimate size of a plant, its mature shape, rate of growth, ecology, and aesthetic contributions through leaves, bark, flower, fruit, habit, and form.

3. To recognize site characteristics and societal needs that influence plant species selection and placement. With objective 2, this should allow you to articulate desired performance standards for plants and the site landscape.

4. To enhance understanding of the design process including research, inventory and analysis, and synthesis.

5. To become familiar with and appreciate the ecology, as well as the visual and functional characteristics, of representative native Wisconsin plants and plant communities and to demonstrate how this understanding can be used in design.

6. To explore and recognize the differences between urban and natural settings and the impact that each environment has on plant establishment and success.

7. Know how to produce plant schedules and construction drawings for planting plans that are well–drafted, easy to interpret and conform to industry standards.

8. To learn and enhance time management skills in the completion of projects.

Course Units:
Unit One:
Week One
Design Principles and Plants

Unit One:
Week Two
Design Principles and Plants

Unit One:
Week Three
Design Principles and Plants

Unit Two:
Week 4
Communicating the Planting Plan 1

Unit Three:
Week 5
Ecology and Plants

Unit Three:
Week 6
Ecology and Plants

Unit Four:
Week 7
Plant Physiology, Culture and Design

Unit 5:
Week 8
The Urban Planting Environment

Unit 5:
Week 9
The Urban Planting Environment

Unit 5:
Week 10
The Urban Planting Environment
Communicating the Plan II

Unit 6:
Week 11
Functional Uses

Unit 6:
Week 12
Functional Uses

Unit 6:
Week 13
Functional Uses

Unit 7:
Week 14
Communicating the Planting Plan III

Week 15:
Evaluation

Unit Objectives:
UNIT 1 OBJECTIVES
UO1: Identify philosophies of landscape architects regarding planting design
UO2: Discuss the role of LAs as environmental stewards
UO3: Review & contemplate the role of plants in your life
UO4: Discuss and sketch how plants can articulate and frame space
UO5: Identify successful designs/learn assessment tools to critique peer projects

Activity One

Activity: DAY ONE MODULE
Description: Consider placement of plants in context of discipline.
Modality: Online
Activity Sequence: Pre-class
Required Knowledge: Familiarity with landscape architectural history
Time on Task: 60 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO1, UO3
Horton Type: Absorb, Do
Bloom’s Level: Understand, Write
Evidence:
Pedagogical Role: Expectations are clear
Social Role: NA
Managerial Role: NA
Technical Role: DoIT, Dept.IT

Activity Two

Activity:
Description: Design philosophies, attitudes & behaviors on environmental stewardship.
Modality: In-class
Activity Sequence: Day 1, In class
Required Knowledg: Day One Module
Time on Task: 30 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO1, UO2
Horton Type: Do, Connect
Bloom’s Level: Understand/Explain
Evidence: Students actively engaged in discussion
Pedagogical Role: Understanding the learning activity goals
Social Role: Encouraging participation
Managerial Role: Monitor use of class time
Technical Role: NA

Activity Three

Activity:Self reflection on what plants add to enjoyment of space
Description:Discussion: Students reflect and analyze; Outdoors writing activity
Modality: In-Class/Outdoors Campus
Activity Sequence: Day 1, In class
Required Knowledge: NA
Time on Task: 60 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO3
Horton Type: Do
Bloom’s Level: Understand/Explain
Evidence: Participates can explain positions
Pedagogical Role: Understanding learning activity goals
Social Role: Cultivate student participation
Managerial Role: Monitor use of class time
Technical Role: NA

Activity Four

Activity:
Description: Write-up reflections.
Modality: Online
Activity Sequence: Day 1, Post-class
Required Knowledge: Relate to In-Class discussions
Time on Task: 30 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO3
Horton Type: Connect
Bloom’s Level: Create
Evidence: Students refine position
Pedagogical Role: Feedback
Social Role: Relate reflection to problem-solving
Managerial Role: Assignment completed, feedback provided
Technical Role: DoIt Help Desk

Activity Five

Activity: CASE STUDY DISCUSSION
Description:Case study discussion focus on criteria set.
Modality: In-Class
Activity Sequence: Day 2, In class
Required Knowledge: Day Two Module
Time on Task: 30 minutes
Objectives Supported: UO4, UO5
Horton Type: Connect
Bloom’s Level: Analyze
Evidence: Student participates, use of knowledge and critical thinking
Pedagogical Role: Provide feedback on critiques
Social Role: Cultivate student participation
Managerial Role: Monitor use of class time
Technical Role: NA

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