Landscape Emphasis

Creating new, emerging ecologies.

Drawing upon the landscapes unique to the international territories of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, the Landscape Architecture emphasis investigates the social, political, and natural ecologies that transcend geographic boundaries. In turn, the work drives global research into climate change and trans-national border conditions.

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Student Research & Funding

The Landscape Architecture emphasis explores the connections between urbanism and environment to transform culture and place. Students receive personalized attention and support through small class sizes to investigate trans-national border conditions.

Woodbury’s Landscape Architecture emphasis engages its grad students in theoretical and practical learning experiences that prepare them for success in the profession and for continued studies at the doctoral level. The emphasis provides opportunities for teaching assistant positions, as well as grad student research and publication.

Teaching Assistant Positions

Each semester, teaching assistant positions are available for MArch and MSArch students who choose the Landscape emphasis. These paid positions provide additional support for students to pay for their degree.

Publication Opportunities

The university supports opportunities for grad student research and publication. Students are encouraged to meet with faculty to draft research and paper proposals for publication.

Courses

LARC 544

ECOLOGY ENVIRONMENT MATERIALITY, 3 seminar units.

Environmental Systems asks students to examine regions in the vicinity of San Diego County (inner and outer coastal plains, arid regions, etc.), developing an understanding of the relationships between geology, vegetation and hydrologic and human flows.

LARC 556

THEORY IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 3 seminar units. 

Students build their understanding of landscape architecture theory. Drawing from historical knowledge and critical readings of interdisciplinary philosophy and theory, students focus on recent contemporary built works and their designers and on larger issues for professional theory and practice today. Students begin to construct problems and stake positions with respect to the discipline in the 21st century.

LARC 557

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 3 seminar units. 

Students interrogate contemporary issues in professional and academic theory and debate their relationship to current and future practice. Using local and regional contexts, students address how we understand and critique recent built work and the idea of landscape itself.

LARC 620

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE ARCH., 3 seminar units. 

Students explore ideas and methods in current landscape architectural practice. Students visit construction sites, professional offices and archives, and become familiar with professional procedures, office management, project development, contracts, and collaborative ventures.

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Faculty

Our internationally recognized and award-winning faculty work closely with students, teaching the skills required to push the limits of practice and explore disciplinary possibilities in both theoretical and professional arenas. Dedicated staff members bring their professional expertise to students throughout the student experience.  Through individual attention, we foster close mentoring relationships between faculty, staff and students.

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