LA 5201: making landscape spaces and types

Instructor: Dave Pitt (, Jen Krava (

Fulfills: LA undergrad & grad major

Prerequisites: BED or LA grad student

The aim of this class is to learn a purposeful approach to the design of outdoor space for human use and inhabitation. Using 3-dimensional models, various forms of drawing, case studies, readings and discussions, we will explore fundamental properties of spatial enclosure as created by manipulation of the basic landscape palette of landform, structures and plants to give physical, emotional, cognitive and social definition to the landscape we inhabit. Simply stated: we will be concerned with the creation of SPACE, its FORM and it articulation through the use of LANDFORM, STRUCTURES and PLANTS to make emotionally evocative and culturally meaningful PLACES