Courses: Landscape Architecture, Spring, Summer & Autumn 2017

The UofW Landscape Architecture Dept. has several great offerings, open to all, this coming Spring, Summer and Autumn Quarters 2017.  There is Canada, China,
Elwha River Camping Trip, Croatia, Peru, Nepal, Tokyo/Taipei Study Abroad.
Many classes are offered on the UofW Campus:
Spring: Design of Cities, Intro. to Planting Design, Ecological Design & Planning, History of Urban Landscapes and Environment, Advocacy & the Built Environment, Floating Wetlands.
Summer:  Intro. to Landscape Architecture, Elwha River Camping Trip.
Autumn:  Intro. to Landscape Architecture, Designing the Future, Site Design & Planning and History of Landscape Architecture.
Winter:  Experience of Place (Environmental Psychology) and Modern History of Landscape Architecture.

All of these courses would count towards a Minor in Urban Ecological
Design.  Many of these courses count as VLPA and/or I&S and LARCH 363 & the Elwha trip could count as NW.  LARCH 352 and 353 count as W courses and either VLPA or I&S.
LARCH 361 counts as VLPA/I&S and DIV.
1)  Design Activism Study Abroad Opportunities in Peru and Nepal:
Information Session, Friday, February 10th, 2017, 12:30, Gould Hall Room 100
The Informal Urban Communities Initiative (IUCI) Design I Development Programs in Peru and Nepal are two unique, 28-day programs offered by the
University of Washington’s Department of Landscape Architecture.  Students in the IUCI Design I Development programs will explore the challenges of urban poverty
and engage in small scale design interventions in underserved urban neighborhoods in Lima and Kathmandu.  Students will learn critical skills in participatory
design, implementation and project assessment.
Applications are due March 1st, 2017
Both programs will run from August 21st until September 18th, 2017.
Design – Development – Peru
Design – Development – Nepal
2)  Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) Program Information Meetings:
Friday, February 10th, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30, Gould Hall Room 142
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, 12:00-12:50, Gould Hall Room 142
Come to either meeting and learn about applying to the program, the profession, prerequisites and portfolios.
Applications due March 27th (and possibly August 21st) for Autumn 2017.
3)  China Design/Build – June 15th – July 15th, 2017  (Qianxi City, Guizhou Province)
Information Meetings – Friday, February 17th, 2017, 12:30 pm Gould Hall, Room 100
Monday, February 27th, 2017, 12:30, Gould Hall, Room 312
Applications due March 1st, 2017
4)  Croatia Design/Build – August 14th – September 14th, 2017
Information Meetings – Friday, February 24th, 2017, 12:30, Gould Hall, Room 312
Monday, March 3rd, 2017, 12:30, Gould Hall, Room 312
Applications due March 1st, 2017
5)   Tokyo/Taipei – August 15th – September 5th, 2017
Information Meetings – Friday, February 3rd, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30, Gould Hall, Room 100
Monday, February 13th, 2017, 12:00-1:00, Gould Hall, Room 104
Applications due March 1, 2017
6)  Quebec, Canada (Montreal & Quebec City) – June 13th – June 20th, 2017
3-6 credits of URBDP 498C/598C or LARCH 495A
Please register by June 1, 2017.  Contact Prof. Fritz Wagner,
The estimated cost of the trip is $1,200.  There is $200 scholarship abailable for the first 10 students.  Students pay $100 for
Global Affairs support, airfare, meals, lodging and ground transportation in addition to tuition.   We will examine differences
and similarities between U.S. and Quebec cities.  We will look at current urban issues, layout of cities, urban design,
urban growth, problems related to the environment, governmental institution as well as historical, social & cultural factors.
Course can count as I&S.
7)  L ARCH 362/598H Design of Cities, (3) credits, VLPA, MW 9:00-10:30, Gould 322, Prof. Elizabeth Umbanhowar, SLN# 21415, Spring 2017
Cities shape people & people shape cities.  Over half of the globe’s citizens live in cities and predictions estimate that by
2050, 75% of the population will be urban dwellers – whether by choice or forced displacement.  Climate change, economic
disparity and opportunity, social change and political upheavals drive much of this migration and designers are at the
forefront of responding to how will cities adapt.
In this class, we will engage critical ideas and current issues around the representation, nature, function and potential of
cities through the lens of landscape: as places of connection, health, refute, imagination and hope, even, or in spite of,
complex challenges.  “Cityscapes” are not discrete or isolated entities, but part of much larger regional, national and
global networks, connected through geography, ecology, culture, infrastructure, economic power, media and technology.
What then defines the “city?”  What design strategies and approaches makes a “good” city and how do communities
contribute to resilient cityscapes?  How can design help negotiate competing social values, political agendas and spatial
needs in urban landscapes and beyond?
8)  L  ARCH 322 Intro. to Planting Design – (3) credits, VLPA, TTh 9:00-10:20, Gould 322, Prof. Iain Robertson, SLN#15790, Spring 2017
9)  L ARCH 363 Ecological Design and Planning – (3) credits, NW, MW 10:30-11:50, Gould 110, Prof. Ken Yocom, SLN# 15791, Spring 2017
10)  L ARCH 300 Intro. to Landscape Architecture Studio – (6) credits, VLPA, TTh 11:30-5:40, prerequisite course to apply to BLA,  Offered Summer and Autumn
11)  L ARCH 498A Reading the Elwha: Exploring Social, Cultural and Biophysical Transitions in the Elwha Watershed, on the Olympic Peninsula, (4) credits,
July 24th – July 28th, 2017, could count as NW or I&S, Professor Ken Yocom.
JoAnne Edwards
UofW Landscape Architecture Dept.
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