Ecological Planting Design Studio

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
NRE
Number 1: 
691
Description: 
 

You will learn the basic principles of planting design with an emphasis on integrating aesthetic and ecological goals in the creation of sustainable landscapes that a) bring wellbeing to all and b) fuel a sense of stewardship because they engage in a way that creates attachment. You will have the opportunity to practice this approach at several spatial scales.  Learning objectives aim to help you achieve mastery of …

1)  the use of living materials to create psychologically engaging environments that support  human engagement, biodiversity, and ecosystem functions;  2)  a research process to select plant materials to meet specific environmental and aesthetic goals; 3)  combining plants to produce spatial configurations that withstand the test of seasonality; 4)  the conventions and notations to professionally communicate a planting plan to others; 5)  and an expansion of your knowledge of Great Lakes native plants and other ecologically acceptable ornamental plants.

Credits

Minimum Credits: 
3
Maximum Credits: 
3
Pass/Fail: 
Pass/Fail or S/U optional
Graduate: 
Yes
Prerequisites: 
Admission to the Landscape Architecture program and NRE 587 and NRE 590.

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
Yes
Winter Semester: 
No