Landscape Architecture (LAR)

LAR - Landscape Architecture Courses

LAR 200 Landscape Architecture Introductory Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Design Majors and D 104.

Small scale landscape architectural design. Site observation exercises and visits, physical design projects, reading and discussion. Basic skills in landscape architecture, discerning the environmental issues in design, understanding design process, drawing and verbally communicating issues, and idea conceptualization and realization.

LAR 210 Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture 3.
Prerequisite: LAR Majors.

Digital modeling and computer aided design in landscape architecture. Integration of digital data in visualization of past, existing and future designs.

LAR 211 Digital Design Media for Landscape Architecture 3.
Prerequisite: LAR Majors.

Principles and practices related to the use of digital applications in landscape architectural design. Includes two-dimensional raster imaging, vector graphics, photo simulation, and three-dimensional modeling.

LAR 221 Introduction to Environment and Behavior for Designers 3.

Integration of behavioral and environmental systems related to design. Exploration of humane, ecologically sound design alternatives.

LAR 222 Perception and Behavior for Designers 3.

Perceptual systems, linkages among them, and linkages between them and language and culture as these affect the design process.

LAR 292 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture 1-3.

Topics of current interest in Landscape Architecture. Normally used to develop new courses.

LAR 400 Landscape Architecture Studio 6.
Prerequisite: D 105, LAR 200; or Departmental Head Approval.

Projects cover small scale design, urban landscapes, community design, and environmental management. Design process stressed, including attention to project organization, design synthesis and realization.

LAR 430 Site Planning 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 400 or LAR 501.

Technical operations and environmental landscape controls for site development. Site analysis, grading and drainage, earthwork, horizontal and vertical control for road alignment. Graphic exercises.

LAR 444 History of Landscape Architecture 3.

The history of designed landscapes. Environmental, social and cultural factors which influence human made landscapes presented with history and art of landscape architecture.

LAR 457 Landscape Construction Materials, Methods and Documentation 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 400 or LAR 502.

Materials, standards, and construction methods used to implement landscape architectural designs. Development of construction documents.

LAR 465 Landscape Architecture International Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing in the College of Design and Approval of the International Study Abroad Office..

Define landscape architectural problems and develop design solutions in an international setting. Exercises and projects related to design, culture and the physical environment of the host country. Focus on landscape architecture, gardens and urbanism studied through sketching and documentation, discussion, site investigation, historical context, current design examples and design applications.

LAR 492 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture 1-3.

Topics of current interest in Landscape Architecture. Normally used to develop new courses.

LAR 494 Internship in Landscape Architecture 1-3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in Landscape Architecture; 3.0 GPA or better.

Supervised field experience in landscape architecture office, related design office, or governmental agency. Students work in an office or agency for up to 12 hours per week. A daily work journal and a final paper summarizing the work experience are required. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

LAR 495 Independent Study in Landscape Architecture 1-3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in Landscape Architecture 3.0 GPA or better.

Individual projects in landscape architecture developed under the direction of a faculty member on a tutorial basis. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a "Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses" be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

LAR 500 Landscape Design Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Application of information and skills developed in course work to environmental design problems. Process of site selection, activity programming, site planning and program evaluation followed employing creation of interactive communication systems between designer, clients and users. Goals include design of satisfying new landscapes as well as conservation and design strategies for existing culturally important landscapes and townscapes.

LAR 501 Landscape Architecture Introduction Design Studio 6.

Introduction to landscape architectural design thinking processes and applications that include: site analysis, post occupancy user studies, programming, site planning, graphic representation (drawing, model making, digital graphics), verbal communication, and criticism and reflection.

LAR 502 Site Planning and Design Studio 6.
Prerequisite: LAR 501.

Strategies, principles, and methods for designing and evaluating resilient ways and means to fit an intensive development program(s) on challenging, regionally specific sites. This design studio is integrally linked with courses LAR 527- Landform, Grading and Site Systems and LAR 520- Landscape Dynamics.

LAR 503 Landscape Architecture Design Development & Construction Documentation Studio 6.
Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 or permission of Department Head of DGP..

Site planning design refinement from conceptual schematic design through to the preparation of technical landscape architectural construction plans and details.

LAR 504 Landscape Architecture International Design Studio 6.
Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 and LAR 503 or department head or DGP consent..

Application of design thinking processes in landscape architectural design situations resident within a host international urban venue. This is a studio course for Landscape Architecture students studying abroad.

LAR 505 Landscape Architecture Final Project Studio 6.

Individual semester long projects demonstrating capabilities in a full range of design and production skills.

LAR 506 Landscape Architecture Design + Build Studio 6.
Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 and LAR 503 or department head or DGP consent..

Design and construction implementation of sustainable construction practices for a low impact landscape system installation that responds to degraded environmental conditions.

LAR 507 Landscape Architecture Advanced Topics Design Studio 6.
Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 and LAR 503 or department head or DGP consent..

Advanced engagement, emphasizing research, development and application of experimental and best practices, on current and emerging landscape architectural topics of increased complexity.

LAR 508 Landscape Architecture Design Research Project 6.
Prerequisite: LAR 507 and LAR 541 and LAR 697 or department head consent..

Independent research in a specific area of landscape architectural design with the requirement that the research be integrated and applied within a landscape architectural design context; provides opportunities for a student or team of students (up to 4 people) to engage in independent inquiry leading to the completion of a definitive scholarly, research-oriented landscape architectural design project. Requires consent of department head or DGP.

LAR 509 Landscape Architecture Design Fundamentals 3.

Introduction to the language, topics, and processes associated with landscape architectural design and the means used to envision and transform ideas into physical form in the landscape.

LAR 510 Introduction to Landscape Architectural Drawing Applications 3.

Introduction to fundamental drawing principles and methods utilized in landscape architectural design and representation applications. Topics covered include: freehand sketching, field observation diagrams and sketches, freehand and constructed perspectives, plan and section view drawings, shade and shadow, color, design process drawings, and presentation layout.

LAR 513 Landscape Architecture Digital Media 1 3.

Introduction to the principles and practices related to the use of 2D and 3D digital media in landscape architectural design representation and communication applications.

LAR 514 Landscape Architecture Digital Design Media 2 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 513 or instructor or department head, or DGP consent.

Digital modeling and representation methods, applications and production using two and three-dimensional digital design media; this course is integrally linked with LAR 501, Landscape Architecture Introduction Design Studio.

LAR 515 Advanced Landscape Architecture Digital Design Media 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 513 and LAR 514 or consent of Department Head or DGP..

Advanced digital media tools and techniques to create and refine routines used in landscape architectural modeling and representation applications.

LAR 521 Values, Theory and Methods of Landscape Architecture 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Radical change in profession of landscape architecture in the past decade. New and emerging roles for landscape architect include regional analysis, landscape assessment, land development, urban planning, recreation planning, etc. Development of core values and theories from which each emerged and survey of the techniques and methods of their development.

LAR 523 Landscape Architecture Plant Identification 2.

Introduction to the vocabulary and methods necessary to identify ornamental and native plants in the built and natural landscape. The course is structured around the understanding of the taxonomic tools necessary to identify plants.

LAR 524 Planting Design Applications in Landscape Architecture 2.
Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 or permission of Department Head of DGP..

Introduction to theories, practices, and implications associated with the diverse uses of plants in landscape architectural design applications considerate of functional, ecologic, aesthetic, economic, maintenance, health, safety, welfare, and other factors.

LAR 525 Landscape Architecture Field Studies 3.

On-site observation and assessment of constructed landscape architectural projects focused on historic and contemporary design practices that promote environmental health, safety, wellbeing, and beauty through industry defined practices.

LAR 528 Landscape Architecture Construction Materials and Methods 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 and LAR 527 or permission of department head or DGP..

Introduction to landscape architectural construction materials, methods, documentation, and implementation practices including best professional practices, and current and emerging technologies.

LAR 534 Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 and LAR 520 or consent of Department Head or DGP..

Introduction to the pervasive principles, concepts, movements, and applications influencing landscape architectural planning and design.

LAR 540 Research and Strategic Thinking 3.

Introduction to the basic research tools and the variety of historic, current, and emerging research methodologies applied in landscape architecture and other areas of graduate studies and professional design practices.

LAR 542 Human Use of the Urban Landscape 3.
R: Masters students at NCSU, UNC-CH, or Duke University. Upper level undergraduate students are allowed with permission of the instructor..

Urban environment-behavior field research methods at site planning scale (behavior and cognitive mapping, interview and survey methods, archival research), suitable for application in practice. Methods of integrating user needs into design programming using participatory approaches. Evidence-based design applied to residential neighborhood, health, education, and recreation settings. Research activities conducted in small groups. No required texts. Overnight, weekend field trip at student expense.

LAR 543 Landscape Performance and Metrics 3.

Concepts, tools and methods, and research to measure and integrate considerations of landscape performance including environmental, economic/life cycle, management, social, and aesthetic factors in landscape architectural applications.

LAR 545 City Planning and Design - Building Great Communities 3.

This course explores the history and heritage of city planning and design in an ever-urbanizing world, the legal underpinning and practice of the tools of planning in the US - comprehensive planning, zoning, infrastructure planning and design guidelines, environmental and social challenges for an urban planet, and the procurement of planning and design services, both from the perspective of the hiring entity as well as from that of the consultant.

LAR 546 The Landscape Imperative 3.

Exposure to the complex interrelationships of demographics, resource stewardship and land development in terms of the issues, questions, challenges and opportunities for landscape architects and urban designers.

LAR 550 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice 3.

Exposure to the range of practice opportunities in landscape architecture with an overview of career opportunities in the public (Federal, State, and Local) and private sectors as well as in non-traditional and emerging roles.

LAR 565 International Landscape Architecture Design Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing the College of Design and approval of the International Study Abroad Office.

Landscape architectural problems and design solution in international setting. Exercises and projects related to design, culture and physical environment of host country. Focus on landscape architecture, gardens and urbanism through sketching and documentation, discussion, site investigation, historical context, current design examples and design applications.

LAR 582 Special Topics In Landscape Architecture 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topics of current interest to programs in School of Design offered by faculty in the School. Subjects offered under this number are normally used to test and develop new courses.

LAR 630 Independent Study 1-3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Special problems in various aspects of design developed under direction of a faculty member on a tutorial basis.

LAR 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

LAR 688 Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration 1.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.

LAR 689 Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration 3.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.

LAR 690 Master's Examination 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

LAR 696 Summer Thesis Res 1.

LAR 697 Design Research Project Independent Study 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 540 or approval from Department Head or DGP..

Advanced Independent study under taken by 1-4 students leading to the preparation of the Project Proposal, as a prerequisite for undertaking LAR 508-Design Research Project. (Permission to proceed with LAR 697 requires approval by department head or DGP and faculty mentor.).

LAR 896 Summer Dissert Res 1.