LARCH 7031 - Studio: Landscape Architecture (M)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code LARCH 7031 Course Studio: Landscape Architecture (M) Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Available to M.LArch, M.Plan and M.Plan (UD) students only Course Description This studio provides opportunities for exploration of themes in contemporary landscape architecture including interrelationships with planning, ecology and infrastructure. The themes and sites will be ambitious in scale, including urban parks, post-industrial or urban renewal projects, consistent with effective consideration of the scale of ecological systems and the influence of planning policy. Models and digital modelling are typically emphasized in this studio. Students will also be introduced to extracting data using GIS software. Students will develop advanced integrated design strategies through site investigations, case studies and theoretical speculation. Advanced design resolution is required demonstrating critical application of strategic understandings to a specifically contextualised site.
Course Coordinator: Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. To understand the typical landscape architectural design process.
2. To demonstrate knowledge of detailing and apply this knowledge in a design context.
3. To gain and apply knowledge on contemporary issues and explore landscape architecture design theory relevant to design including ecological, planning and urban design concepts.
4. To demonstrate critical design thinking and design propositions through drawings, graphics, models, the written word, visual and verbal presentation skills.
5. To understand the landscape architectural design process including the importance of strategically planning a project and the importance of collaboration, governance and management to achieve successful urban design and landscape architectural outcomes.
6. Demonstrate an understanding and application of ecological systems and the influence of planning policy
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4,5,6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2,3,5,6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3,5,6, Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,3,4, Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5,6, Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is designed to foster landscape architecture design skills. The course focuses of key issues of increasing relevance to contemporary landscape architectural practice; in particular, the social use of space, organisation of space, project planning, governance and detailing.
The teaching activities for this course are based on a combination of traditional lectures that will introduce students to core content as well as a primary focus on weekly design studio sessions. These studio sessions will involve assignments and presentations that will develop skills essential for design practice. Skills will be achieved through activity based studio (on campus and on site) to engage students with the course content, which is linked to all aspects of the learning and teaching program that encourages both collaborative and individual initiatives.
The assessable tasks are devised to simulate activities undertaken in design practice, such as analysis, alternative concept development, design communication and effective presentations. They are designed in a accumulative way such that the early assignments provide the foundation for subsequent assignments whilst providing opportunities for interim feedback. Furthermore, assessable tasks are integrated into the contact time periods to encourage efficient and productive brainstorming of ideas as often occurs in design studios. There will be many opportunities for students to discuss their work with other students and their tutors much as they would discuss ideas collaboratively in a design office.
The art of criticism is emphasised as the mode for teaching and learning exchange between students, coordinator and guest reviewers, this course is, therefore, a necessary prerequisite in preparation for professional practice.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The University expects full-time students (ie. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote at least 48 hours per week to their studies. Accordingly, students undertaking this 3 unit course are expected to devote 12 hours per week to contact activities and self-guided studies.
Based on this framework here are some figures that might assist workload management (delete as appropriate):
For a 6 unit course:
Total workload hours: 24 Hrs per week x 13 weeks = 312 Hrs
Total contact hours: 6 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 72 Hrs
Total self-guided study: 312 Hrs – 72 Hrs = 240 Hrs
These 240 hours should be used towards preparation of weekly tasks and for completion of the various assignments associated with the course, including development of various skills required to complete the same. Please organise your time wisely.
Learning Activities Summary
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Specific Course RequirementsFailure to attend teaching due to medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances is dealt with the School Policy, administered by the School Office. Submit the appropriate application for supplementary consideration together with the original signed medical or other relevant officer, to the School Office. If you foresee a problem contact the Course Coordinator BEFORE the problem actually occurs. Otherwise, contact the Course Coordinator as soon as possible and submit the appropriate application for supplementary consideration to the School Office.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryDue to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
Assessnent Tasks Weighting 1. Territorial processes 30% 2A. Landscape prototypes 25% 2B. Design synthesis 35% 3A. Course Training and Workshops 10%
Assessment Detail• Final results for the course will only be available through Access Adelaide and students SHOULD NOT contact the course coordinator or the tutors for the same.
• Most assignments will be marked within 3 weeks of the submission and the interim grades will be made available through the My Grades system. Students are expected to inform the Course Coordinator if there are any errors with the marks entered on the system.
• The best examples of students’ work will be included in the All-In Exhibition to be held at the end of term alongside the best works from other courses and year levels.
- All assignments must be submitted at the time and place as indicated above. Note that NO LATE submissions will be accepted unless it is due to illness and other accepted circumstances as explained in the School's Student Handbook.
- Selected submissions of the Final Assignment will be included in the All-In Exhibition at the end of the semester.
- All submissions must include Student Name and Student ID Number. Submissions without Student Name or ID Number will not be considered for marking, and will receive zero marks in accordance with the guidelines.
- In addition, all assignments need to have an Assignment Cover Sheet which must be signed and dated by the student before submission. Please attach the cover sheet in front of the document, to the top left hand corner.
- Please adhere to submission deadlines and follow instructions provided.
- Students must not submit work for an assignment that has previously been submitted for this course or any other course without prior approval from the Course Coordinator.
- On occasion, the lecturer/tutor may wish to retain students’ work for future reference and the relevant student will be informed at such a time.
- There is an early submission box located on Level 4 which is cleared out daily at 10am. Please mark your submission clearly before placing in box.
- Models for in-class presentation cannot be handed in early.
- The school will NOT accept late submissions and any such assignment will receive zero marks. This also applies to electronic submissions.
- Printing delays & hard disk crashes will not be entertained as legitimate causes for delay, so please ensure that the work is finished in advance.
- The school has a resubmission policy whereby students can redeem failed work by submitting additional work for a maximum of 50%.
- The deadline for all re-submissions is 12pm on Friday 3rd November 2017.
- Students should ensure that they regularly backup their work on multiple locations as hard-disk crashes are an unfortunate reality.
- When relying on community printing facilities, students should attempt to finish their work in advance to avoid unnecessary delays.
- Students must retain a copy of all assignments submitted (digital or hardcopy), as originals may be lost during the submission process.
- For modified arrangements of submission and assessment due to special circumstances see the following Assessment Task Extension(s) & Additional Assessment guidelines.
- Students can apply for extensions or modified arrangements based on Medical conditions or other Extenuating circumstances. However, students need to submit their application along with supporting documents within 5 business days of the condition becoming applicable.
- The application forms are available from the Front Office and at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/mod_arrange.html and need to be submitted at the Front Office along with any supporting documentation.
- Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance and the Course Coordinator will inform the applicant if the application is accepted. Please DO NOT contact the Course Coordinator directly.
- Medical Reasons:
- In case of an extended medical condition which makes it impossible for the student to submit the work on time, an Application for Assessment Task Extension due to Medical Circumstances may be lodged with the Front Office along with a doctor’s certificate within 5 business days.
- If the student is unable to submit the work on time due to extenuating circumstances an Application for Assessment Task Extension due to Extenuating Circumstances may be lodged with the Front Office.
- Please note that this is only available for certain military, religious, or legal obligations and does not extend to minor personal problems. (Refer to Student Handbook at http://www.architecture.adelaide.edu.au/current/resources/ for further details or contact Student Advisor).
- In case of certain extraordinary personal problems students can apply for extensions based on compassionate grounds. However, these must first be discussed with the Course Coordinator in person through appointment during the assigned office hours.
- To maintain privacy relating to personal issues students can contact the Counselling Service on 83135663 for an individual appointment.
- If a student receives a Fail grade for the course with an overall mark between 45 and 49, they may be eligible for an Additional Assessment which would allow them to get a maximum of 50 Pass for the Course.
- Additional Assessment offers are made by the School and the student will be informed directly once these are made available.
Students who have a disability and wish to seek modified submission or assessment arrangements need to contact the University Disability Services at 83135962 or firstname.lastname@example.org for supporting documentation and then communicate these to the Course Coordinator in person through appointment during the assigned office hours.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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