LA 3001: Understanding and creating landscape space

Instructor: Brad Agee (

Fulfills: LA major, Landscape Design & Planning Minor

Prerequisites: Landscape planning design major or minor

The aim of this class is to learn a purposeful approach to the design of outdoor spaces for human use and habitation. Using 3-dimensional models, case studies, site analysis, readings, and discussions, the class explores the physical and evocative properties of spatial enclosure, using the basic palette of landform, plants and structures to give physical, emotional, cognitive and social definition to the places we create.


Class periods alternate between lectures and ‘studio' work periods in which students actively work on projects (site analysis, representation, modeling and oral presentation). Over the course of the semester students receive feedback (instructor, guests and peer review) and participate in class discussion. Students receive additional assignments including critical literature review, site analysis and infrastructure research.