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Site Design


This course identifies the principles and problem-solving approaches to site planning and design. The course is divided into three sections: site evaluation, site/building relationship, and site design. The first third of the course introduces the practices and resources that guide site assessment and site analysis, including cultural and environmental systems and regulatory processes. The middle third is an introduction to grading and drainage, accessibility, and construction processes. The final third of the course focuses on the procedures and practices of site development, including circulation, parking, and program development. Sustainable approaches to landscape are discussed throughout the semester. Class exercises further an understanding of site planning and design through practice and application of principles.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * PR450
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: Required, BDS-AT: Concentration Elective
Fall, Spring, Summer
TM421 - A Tue 7:15PM-10:15 PM 6/2/14-7/26/14


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

For degree students contact Academic Advising at