Course description

The discipline of landscape architecture requires an understanding of the many scales and types of landscape which it can address. Utilizing the location this summer, New York City is a highly complex, urban environment that is deeply entrenched in a long landscape history of urbanism, development, and climate change. Over time the city has adapted to significant changes, and continues to change with new periods of development. Landscape like Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, The High Line, Battery Park City, and Governor’s Island have redefined and shaped the profession of landscape architecture around the world. Experiencing these sites first hand is critical to the education of beginning designers, and observing their overall impact on the cities and the intricacies of the design details are invaluable tools in the field. Additionally, office visits and conversation with practicing professionals help shape the understanding and expectations for students

Prerequisites

LA5010, LA5020, LA6010, LA6020 or instructor approval

Summer 2024: